Three stand out performers as Spurs stick three past United

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Despite never having scored a goal at Old Trafford during Pochettino’s reign, Spurs ran rampant last night against Manchester United.

Goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura saw them run away to a 3-0 win against the Red Devils, putting further pressure on Mourinho’s job.

In a historic away win, that sees Spurs continue their 100% record this season, we take a look at three stand out performers in the match.

Lucas Moura

Probably the least shocking inclusion ever, but we simply have to give the little Brazilian a mention.

Moura ran his socks off from the first minute to the last, looking like our sole bright spark in a sloppy and frustrating first 45 minutes. While everyone else misplaced their passes and lost possession of the football, Moura tirelessly worked the channels and held the ball up for his team, driving it forward when possible.

Thirty minutes in, a darting, powerful run from the winger should have earned a penalty for Spurs as Jones seemed to shove him to the ground, but nothing was given.

In the second half, Moura capitalised on United’s woes after Kane’s great header, and put them to the sword with a second goal, expertly swept into the far bottom corner.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Moura continued to be the driving force behind Tottenham, adding a superbly finished second goal to his tally, and a third for Tottenham.

By far his best performance in a Lilywhite shirt, and hopefully, much more to come from the £23m bargain.

Harry Kane

Not our star man’s most dynamic performance in a Spurs shirt, but boy does he turn up when we need him.

After a complacent first 45 minutes, and coming under pressure in the second half, Kane latched onto the end of a Kieran Trippier corner to head the ball into the net from miles away.

This was the real catalyst for the next 40 minutes or so, and without the big man stepping up, it could have been a very different game at Old Trafford.

Hugo Lloris

There weren’t many other stand out performers in what was quite a sloppy game in terms of Tottenham possession, but I feel that Hugo Lloris deserves a mention.

The Tottenham captain was caught drink driving earlier this week, news that shocked the entire footballing community, especially the Spurs faithful.

Whilst we cannot condone such disgraceful actions for a second, what we can admire is Lloris’ sincere apology, and his ability to get his head down and play for the team in the midst of such a horrific week.

Hugo pulled off some decent saves through the game, and arguably just about forced Lukaku wide enough for his early chance on goal.

Again, not his finest performance in the jersey, but under the circumstances, a good display.

Did we leave anyone out? Who do you think deserves a mention?

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