Sport Recaps

Late Bruno Fernandes Penalty saves United a loss to former boss Jose

Jose Mourinho welcome backed his former club to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium who before the lockdown, were 11 games unbeaten. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have been confident ahead of the match being the most in-form team ahead of Spurs, but also a fit-again Paul Pogba was back on the bench after 6 months out with an ankle injury. 

In the eerily quiet Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the game got under after the two clubs showed solidarity in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Spurs took the lead on the 27th minute from Stephen Bergwijn’s low strike from outside the area, which the United goalkeeper David De Gea should have really dealt with. It was a fierce strike and the ball was at a comfortable distance from him, but it still slipped through his fingertips. 

De Gea has been under criticism lately for his poor performances and Roy Keane did not hold back on Sky Sports. De Gea did make up for his actions with a great save from Son Heung-Min moments later.  

At the other end of the pitch, Hugo Loris made a suburb save from Anthony Martial as United were in search of an equaliser and looked energised by the introduction of Paul Pogba on the 62nd minute. 

Pogba was full of creativity and looked hungry and his introduction changed the game and when he danced into the box and drew a foul from Eric Dier which was very clumsy. 

Bruno Fernandes put the penalty away and United was level on the 81st minute and searching for the win.  

Spurs survived a late scare when Eric Dier (again) made another tackle in the box this time on Bruno Fernandes and referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot, but the video assistant referee overturned the devices, which was the right decision.

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