Red Devils face growing doubts as Spurs emerge victorious over United

Red Devils Face Growing Doubts As Spurs Emerge Victorious Over United

Tottenham secured their first victory of the season by defeating Manchester United 2-0. This win was crucial for Tottenham as doubts were growing after two disappointing performances at the beginning of the campaign.

In his first home game as Tottenham manager, Australia’s Postecoglou showed his skills by bringing the much-needed flair back to the team. Sarr, the Senegal midfielder, scored the opening goal early in the second half, marking his first goal for Tottenham since joining from Metz in 2021. To seal the dynamic display from Tottenham, Lisandro Martinez scored a late own goal.

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This victory is significant for Postecoglou’s reign at Tottenham, especially after the uninspiring spells under previous managers Antonio Conte, Nuno Espirito Santo, and Jose Mourinho. Tottenham fans consider this win to be more in line with their “glory game” expectations.

However, Postecoglou faces a challenging task in replicating his success and attacking style of play from his time with Celtic. Furthermore, the discontent among Tottenham’s fanbase, highlighted by pre-match protests over ticket prices, adds to the pressure on Postecoglou’s shoulders.

Postecoglou is already dealing with the departure of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich and attempting to overcome the difficulties faced during last season’s turbulent campaign. Even though Kane made an impressive Bundesliga debut with a goal, Tottenham’s performance in Postecoglou’s first game in north London gives hope for a successful future without the England striker.

On the other hand, Manchester United and their manager Erik ten Hag have had a worrying start to the season. United’s unchanged lineup from the previous match against Wolves, which they narrowly won, couldn’t secure them another victory. Their poor finishing in the first half and lackluster performance in the second half proved costly.

During the match, Tottenham showcased their stylish play, living up to the pre-game hype about “The Tottenham way is back.” Despite a nervous start, they quickly found their rhythm. United had chances to score, including a shocking miss by Bruno Fernandes, but Tottenham’s control of the game grew stronger. Sarr’s clinical volley from a deflected cross gave Tottenham the lead. United came close to equalizing, but their efforts hit the post.

Tottenham continued to dominate, with Bissouma firing just wide from distance. Postecoglou’s substitutions, including Ben Davies and Ivan Perisic, had a positive impact. Perisic’s pass in the 83rd minute found Davies, whose scuffed shot deflected off Martinez and into the net, securing Tottenham’s victory.

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