Manchester United defeats Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in Premier League 2015/2016
Monday, August 10, 2015
On Saturday, Manchester-based football club Manchester United defeated Tottenham-based football club Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 in Old Trafford stadium in Greater Manchester.
Both the teams had 50% possession of the ball. The match saw only five yellow cards, two for The Red Devils and three for away players. A total of 24 fouls were committed in the match, twelve by each side.
In the 22nd minute, Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal which gave Manchester United three win-points. Manchester United's defender Chris Smalling was awarded Man of The Match. Harry Kane displayed his skill during the game, but did not score.
Manchester United had five players debutants: Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, French defender Morgan Schneiderlin, Italian full back Matteo Darmian, 21-year-old Dutch winger Memphis Depay, and ex-Bayern Munich midfeilder Bastian Schweinsteiger who was substituted in at the 60th minute.
After the match, Walker said, "I tried to stick my foot in the way so that [Rooney would] kick my foot instead of the ball, so it's a bit unlucky really as I'd made up a lot of ground to get there."
Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United, said of Spaniard David de Gea, "I'm not the most important part. The most important part is the player and the club who wants to buy him. He's our best player for the past two or three years so we cannot let him go so easily. We want to sell at the same level as we pay. We want to keep him of course."
|August 8, 2015|
|Manchester United||1–0||Tottenham Hotspur||Old Trafford, Greater Manchester|
Referee: Jonathan Moss (The Football Association)
|Juan Mata 90'
Bastian Schweinsteiger 69'
|Kyle Walker 22' (o.g.)|
Jan Vertonghen 27'
Eric Dier 76'
Dele Alli 90+1'
- Alistair Magowan. "Manchester United held on to start their season with a lacklustre win against Tottenham thanks to Kyle Walker's early own goal." — BBC Sport, August 8, 2015
- JJ Bull. "Manchester United vs Tottenham: Five things we learned" — The Daily Telegraph, August 8, 2015
- "Man Utd v Spurs Match Report | Barclays Premier League" — Premier League, August 8, 2015
- "Man Utd v Spurs Match Statistics | Barclays Premier League" — Premier League, August 8, 2015