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Tottenham vs Manchester United summary: score, goals and highlights, Premier League 21/22

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Tottenham vs Manchester United summary: score, goals and highlights, Premier League 21/22

Tottenham vs Manchester United

The whistle sounds and the contest ends in North London with a deserved win for the men from Manchester who were too strong for the Londoners who disappointed, especially in the second half. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a ferocious volley late in the first half to put United in control and two second half goals from Cavani and Rashford sealed the points. Redemption for Solskjarer and it's Nuno who will be the worried coach tonight after a under-par performance from his men. Harry Kane never got out of first gear and that is a major concern for Tottenham fans.

Next up in the Premier League for Spurs is a trip to Everton whilst United will take on City in the Manchester derby.

United will close the weekend with 17 points and move up to 5th in the table as Romero collides with Rashford and is carded

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We'll have three minutes of added time.

It's the United fans making their voices heard with a solid performance from the visitors that will, if nothing else, buy a further line of credit for the Norwegian coach.

A shout of 'come on' from the United striker as fans start to stream out of the Tottenham stadium as Nuno .... shouts of 'we want Nuno out' sound in North London.

Rashford seals it with a sweet finish and there can be no question now with the result.

United too are in action next midweek as the travel to Bergamo to face Atalanta. The following weekend Solskjaer's side face Manchester neighbours Man City.

The home fans are far from happy as a ring of boos ring out ... Spurs are back in action next Thursday as they face Vitesse in the Conference League before traveling to Liverpool to face Everton next weekend.

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Kane controls but leans back and shoots wide. Spurs with less than 7 minutes available in North London.

Jesse Lingard about to come on for United with Cavani set to make way for the man who impressed at West Ham on loan last season.

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United have been decent tonight and much improved from the side that rolled over meekly last Sunday but I have been disappointed by Spurs who have created little and there is certainly some sort of 'issue' with Kane who looks out of sorts for the 'Lillywhites'

Davies carded as he clips McTominay

Matic replaces Bruno Fernandes as United look to shore-up the rear-guard.

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Kane breaks free and the England international delivers a poor cross which is far too easy for United to handle. All is not well with the England captain I feel.

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Approaching the 75 minute mark and still no way through for Tottenham as Son and Kane have struggled to find their rhythm this evening.

Fred carded as he clips Bergwijn

Lo Celso makes way for Dele Ali. After a decent start, the former Betis man has faded and drifted out of the game.

CR7 makes way for Rashford with Solksjaer aware of big games ahead against Atalanta and Man City next weekend.

Spurs with a 'shots on target' stat of 0!

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My earlier prediction of a draw does look somewhat unlikely from what we're seeing here. United look solid and it's Spurs who are lacking the ideas and creativity to unpick the solid wall of red.

Rashford on the United bench removing his tracksuit with the English striker poised to make an entrance.

Dembele replaces Skipp as Nuno shuffles his pack looking for a goal that would pull Spurs back into the contest.

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Cavani makes it two for United as the Uruguayan striker finishes with a clam and collected finish. Bruno to Cristiano and the ball is threaded through to the striker who clips the ball past Lloris.

Scott McTominay has also been excellent for United this evening with a tireless performance from the Scotttish international.

60

We reach the 60 minute mark and it remains 0-1 for the Red Devils as Spurs probe and look for a way past a United side that are offering a totally different attitude from the team that rolled over against Liverpool last Sunday at Old Trafford.

58

The game is really nicely poised now with United sitting that bit deeper but looking bright on the counter. Spurs still yet to bring out the best from De Gea in the game as a whole.

Harry Kane would have been an obvious candidate for a switch rather than the Brazilian based on what we've seen to far in the opening 55 minutes of action.

Moura finds Son with an exquisite ball as we see Bergwijn is set to come on for Lucas Moura who seemed to be having an excellent game... boos ring out from a sector of the home support

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United have come out of the traps in the second half in better shape and the ball has spent most of this second half in the Tottenham half. Son almost latches on to a through ball and a last ditch effort from Fernandes averts the danger.

50

As we were but danger again surfacing as a McToninay ball was able to open the Tottenham rear-guard with a simple and effective pass finding Ronaldo.

Referee Atwell just waiting for the confirmation from VAR and indeed it arrives cancelling out the strike.

Cristiano makes it two and ....hold fire ...once again the flag is up with the Portuguese inches offside...

Spurs go close as Son strikes but watches his effort drift wide of De Gea's post.

46

The sides return to the pitch as Nuno will look to his side to try and get back into this game. Another discreet 45' from Harry Kane as the home side get the action underway.

The whistle sounds and it's a wonder strike from CR7 that is the difference between both teams. Spurs have had their chances too in an even game with Son and Lo Celso looking dangerous for the men in white. I'll stick with my earlier forecast of a draw despite the half-time score.

45

Lo Celso wins a corner and the Argentine now showing skills that we saw in the opening period of the game as Ben Daves heads over.  We'll have one minute of time added on.

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Lo Celso drives over after excellent work from Emerson.

43

Play held up after an incident between Romero and Ronaldo... The Portuguese does appear to clip the Argentine but no card for the United man.

The Portuguese connection as Fernandes assists and what a finish from the man from Madeira. Five minutes remain in the half and it's now the United fans who can be heard in North London.

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United now looking good as Cristiano strikes to put the visitors ahead with an exquisite volley....

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Another solid United spell now as Son breaks and Wan Bissaka slides in to avert the danger. Great defensive play from the Croydon born player.

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What an effort from Fred as he unleashes a fine long range shot that forces Lloris into action. Great shot from the Brazilian and a solid save from the French stopper.

Dier clips Ronaldo and the United man appeals for a card. Nothing doing for the match official as he restarts the action.

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Wan Bissaka finds the ball and drills, low and hard but well behind all the red shirts. That's the second time that the United No. 29 picked up the ball with acres of space.

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Spurs very much in charge now and Nuno's side will be buoyed by the disallowed goal.

Son corner, the ball was flicked onto the Argentine who slotted into an empty net.... poor from United and a major warning to the Red Devils.

Gooool. Spurs score but wait a second... the flag is up as Romero celebrates....

Spurs push and win a corner after decent work from Emerson and Son.

Fernandes lobs the ball into the Spurs box and Cavani arrives and nods just wide. Good chances for both sides in the space of two-three minutes.

We've seen little from both Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano tonight as Maguire is carded for a trip on Lo Celso.

United ahead in terms of possession as we hit the 20 minute mark

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Shaw carded as he grabs Moura from behind in true Six Nations style !

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Despite the high intensity of the match, one senses too that neither side will not want to lose this game and possibly be happy with a draw.... long way to go of course but I wouldn't be surprised if honours were even tonight.

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Good delivery from Shaw as he fizzes the ball into the box with pace but once again the Spurs defenders do their job as Lo Celso robs Fred.

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Maguire comes to United's rescue with a timely interception to deprive Son as the South Korean looked to break. A bright opening spell with neither side yet to really test the opposing keeper.

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Cavani almost picks the pocket of Romero but the Spurs man gets away with it as United move their lines a little higher and now enjoy more of the ball. Ball falls to Cavani and the striker's shot is blocked. McTominay too has a go from range but, once again a white shirt is in the way.

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Both teams pay their respect for the fallen in the Great War ahead of tonight's game

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Lo Celso looks lively this evening as Spurs win their first corner of the evening as the ball deflects off Fred.

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Both sides just easing into the game as they try and move the ball around with Spurs dominating the early possession so far.

Spurs supporters in fine voice as a massive rendition of 'When the Spurs go marching in' rings out

Spurs in their classic white shirt, navy shorts and socks with United too in their traditional red shirts and today with white shorts and socks.

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Off we go in North London....

The players will hold a minute's silence in remembrance for those who lost their lives in WWI and then take the knee as a reminder that racism is unacceptable in football and all walks of life.

United's striking duo of Ronaldo and Cavani clock a combined age of 70 !!!!

Paul Pogba remember is suspended following his red card last Sunday at Old Trafford.

The sides take to the pitch at a packed stadium in North London. Absolutely fantastic looking the renovated White Hart Lane and one to check out upon the next trip to the English capital.

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Saturday Premier League round-up

Roy's gonna Keano....

Nuno

Tottenham boss Nuno, speaking pre-game: "We need to add many things, our creativity and our finishing and what a great chance we have today to address that"

A reminder of the team news for those just joining us...both managers make a handful of changes from the sides that lost at West Ham and at home to Liverpool.

Varane returns after injury

A heavy defeat today for United really could spell curtains for the Norwegian coach with the names of Antonio Conte and Brendan Rogers being linked with the Old Trafford bench. Solskjaer would be more than content with a repeat of the corresponding fixture last season when United ran out 1-3 winners with Cavani, Fred and Greenwood on target for the side from Manchester.

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Solskjaer hits out at 'lies'

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed midfielder Paul Pogba's decision to publicly denounce a media report as "fake news" and vowed to fight back from the difficult position he has found himself in.

Solskjaer came under intense criticism after United's shocking 5-0 home defeat by Liverpool on Sunday but ahead of Saturday's trip to Tottenham Hotspur the Norwegian was in bullish mood.

Pogba had posted a response to a tabloid media report that said he had "snubbed" Solskjaer and stopped talks over a possible new contract with the club, labelling it "fake news" and commenting: "Big lies to make headlines".

"We expect to be criticised because, hands up, the performance wasn't good enough, you expect to hear it from right, left and centre, but we don't expect or can't accept when lies are being made up," said Solskjaer.

Nuno rings the changes: Spurs make two changes to the team that lost at West Ham last weekend as Ben Davies and Giovani Lo Celso come in for Sergio Reguilon and Tanguy Ndombele.

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Match official: Stuart Atwell is the referee for today's Premier League clash in North London.

Solskjaer opting for a 3-5-2 formation this afternoon with Cavani and Cristiano as the striking duo.

Team news: United XI

Team news: Tottenham XI

Two consecutive 1-0's has also seen pressure pile on Nuno Espirito Santo on the Spurs bench and the Portuguese coach will be oping to turn things around against a wounded United side.

The Champions League comeback against Atalanta offered United fans a glimmer of what their side can offer but any positivity was washed away as Liverpool steam rolled the Old Trafford side on Sunday in a 0-5 white-wash.

At the time of writing, Spurs and United lie in 7th and 8th place respectively in the Premier League table with fans of both sides hoping and demanding more from Nuno (Spurs) and Solksjaer.

Solskjaer says Man Utd must come out fighting after Liverpool blow

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his team's first half capitulation against Liverpool was like a boxer being punched out in the opening minutes of a bout and sought a strong response from them.

Solskjaer came under intense criticism following United's shocking 5-0 Premier League defeat by Liverpool last Sunday - a game in which his team let in four goals in the first half to leave supporters at Old Trafford stunned.

"The performance wasn't acceptable. It felt like we were a boxer being punch drunk and knocked down in the first minutes, first round," Solskjaer told reporters ahead of Saturday's meeting with Tottenham Hotspur in London.

"You see Tyson Fury when he gets knocked down a couple of times, it's remarkable how calm and composed he is on the floor, counts to six, seven, eight and he gets up and goes again. We got up too early and tried to sort it."

Tottenham-United (key points)

* Tottenham have lost more Premier League matches (36) against United than they have versus any other side in the competition.

* Tottenham's Son Heung-min was involved in four goals (three goals, one assist) in his two matches against United last season.

* United's Mason Greenwood has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League away games.

The action on Saturday gets underway at 12:30 (ET) / 18:30 (CEST) with pressure growing on both managers after a disappointing run of form for both sides.

Hello and a warm welcome to our Premier League coverage this afternoon ahead of the Tottenham-Man United clash in North London.

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