Martial scores late victor to down Spurs

Martial scores late victor to down Spurs

Martial scores late victor to down Spurs

United substitute Anthony Martial turned out to be the match victor, making the most of poor Spurs defending and finishing past fellow countryman Hugo Lloris.

He told Sky Sports: 'No, me I want to play, I don't want to be on the bench.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur (pic: Martin Rickett/PA Images).

"I don't understand some reactions when people question "are they Red Devils"?" The two strikers were up against fantastic central defenders. some of the best in Europe.

"Martial scores with a bad shot, but the bad shots can be the most lovely", said Mourinho.

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"But I think the only team that had opportunities I think was us, apart from the Dele Alli chance, we controlled them very well".

Former Chelsea manager Mourinho accepted the result could easily have gone the other way, saying: "That was hard, it could have been a draw".

"I think we had more chances to win the match, tactically hard for both teams, for both players".

Mourinho has won all five of his home matches against teams managed by Mauricio Pochettino.

Both sides went into the break all square, but United did finally create their first clear sight of goal 10 minutes into the second half when Henrikh Mkhitaryan worked space to shoot before seeing his curling effort saved by Lloris. "You are always going to miss your main striker but it is not fair to talk about Harry Kane".

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