Tottenham fell their first defeat of the Jose Mourinho era as they were comfortably beaten 2-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford this evening.
Spurs can have few complaints about the result as they were distinctly second best for most of the encounter.
United took the lead through Marcus Rashford early in the game and piled on the pressure for the remainder of the first half. The away side equalised just before half time courtesy of an individual moment of brilliance from Dele Alli.
However, the second half also got off to the worst possible start possible for Tottenham as United were awarded a penalty after a clumsy challenge from Moussa Sissoko on Marcus Rashford.
The England forward stepped up to slot home the penalty and while Spurs huffed and puffed for the remainder of the game, they never really troubled David de Gea.
Some Spurs fans were extremely displeased not just with the quality of the performance but also the team’s apparent lack of attacking intent.
I can’t quite comprehend that 90 minutes.
The players looked disinterested, clueless and overall lacking direction or a purpose.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) December 4, 2019
That was abominable. There is no justification for Ndombele not starting and Lo Celso not getting more minutes. It is hanging out superb forward players out to dry.
— Chris (@ChrisSummersell) December 4, 2019
Not a single player was up for it tonight. Absolutely shite every single one of them.
— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) December 4, 2019
Utterly diabolical it must be said. Bar that flash of brilliance from Dele, that was as bad as we’ve been this season. Kane atrocious, Son invisible, midfield lost.
Big improvements needed. #THFC
— Spurs Views (@SpursViews_) December 4, 2019
Turns out the problems at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club extend beyond who the manager is. Who would’ve thought it, eh?
— Low-Block Counter Est Facere (@bankruptspurs) December 4, 2019
What a bad, bad night. So many 1 or 2/10 performances out there. Never got their heads into the game at any point.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) December 4, 2019
That was hopeless. Why sack Poch and get that?
— JaiP (@JaiP72) December 4, 2019
I would genuinely rather watch the full replay of 2-7 more than a single minute of highlights for that game
— Marcus🇰🇷 (@thfcmarcus) December 4, 2019
That was abysmal, really. If it wasn’t obvious already, Jose has a helluva lot to work on.
— Kieran (@Kieran_N17) December 4, 2019
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It is important that we don’t overreact to one result. While the performance certainly left a lot to be desired, this lack of effort and intensity has been a constant theme in big games for Spurs for the last year or so. Additionally, Man Utd have proved adept at getting results against the big sides.
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