Hello, welcome to Tuesday. This is going to be a quick one due to a mixture of me getting up late and my internet not working this morning. I have no idea what’s wrong with it, but it’s not happening at all. I’m on my mobile data now. I’m lucky that’s a thing I can do!
Spurs beat Man Utd 3-0 at Old Trafford last night. A Harry Kane header and a double from Lucas Moura gave Spurs their big win. They’ll be absolutely buzzing after that.
There isn’t anywhere near as much talk about Spurs for their win this morning as there is about Man Utd. Jose Mourinho is being absolutely hammered, but we’ll talk about Spurs for a second first. I don’t mean to be harsh on them, but I didn’t even think they were that good. Obviously, you don’t win 3-0 at Old Trafford without playing well, but I have seen them play much better than that. They were clinical with their chances in the second half, and that’s what decided the game in the end.
Man Utd were the better team throughout, but couldn’t find the back of the net. They were certainly the better team in the first half, and should have led by a couple of goals at half time. Saying that, I do also think that Spurs should have had a penalty. That wasn’t the case, but they could still count themselves lucky that they didn’t trail at the break.
A quickfire double early in the second half completely changed the game. Harry Kane rose in the box and put a tremendous header away from a good distance. Then Lucas Moura scored after it was put in to him by Christian Eriksen. The goals came just two minutes apart and they really shocked United. Man Utd then went back on top, as Spurs were happy to sit back, which is understandable. It looked like Spurs would be happy to play on the break, and six minutes from full-time, a counter attack got them another to make it 3-0. Lucas Moura, who was tremendous all night, scored his second of the game.
Spurs have made it three wins from three; joining Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford as the teams to have picked up maximum points. They play Watford next week; that’ll be an interesting one!
All the focus is on Jose Mourinho though, which is understandable. United have lost two in a row now, and have only played three games. It isn’t ideal for them, and Mourinho was defensive in his post-match interview. He ended up storming out while shouting about his Premier League titles. It was odd.
Mourinho said: “What was the result? 3-0. Do you know what this means? 3-0, but also means three Premierships, and I won more Premierships alone, than the other 19 managers together. Three for me, and two for them.” He then walked out of the room, while repeatedly saying “respect, respect”. Is he doing this to deflect criticism again? He’s good at that. Does he want the headlines to be, “Jose Mourinho storms out of press conference” instead of, “Man United’s shaky defence concede three against Spurs”?
Does he want people to forget that he dropped Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in favour of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling? I don’t know, and I’m just guessing, but he has shown before that he likes to take the attention from one thing and put it on another, and he’s usually good at doing that. People are starting to call for his head now, which isn’t good for him at all. I don’t think he’ll be sacked just yet, but if these results keep racking up, he could be off. They travel to Burnley on Sunday, who are really struggling themselves and are playing in the Europa League on Thursday, so maybe they’re lucky with that.
Anyway, I’ll have to leave it there for this morning. I would love to give this one a bit more analysis, but I just don’t have the time unfortunately. I’ll be back tomorrow as always, have a good one.