• Mkhitaryan gives United lead
  • United close to within three points of Tottenham.
  • Spurs have suffered 19 Premier League defeats at Old Trafford - the most of any away ground.
Jose Mourinho praises Mkhitaryan after Man Utd cement Europa League last 32 spot Reuters

After yesterday's Premier League goal-fest (more goals on a six game Saturday than ever before), today is all about the one-nils. United were the better team, certainly carved out the better chances and deserved the three points. Spurs were strangely mute. Thanks for joining me this afternoon. I'm now going to hand you over to the guvnor, Nick Howson, who is liveblogging Liverpool vs West Ham.


RESULT: Manchester United 1-0 Spurs


We are now into time added on to time added on and Jose is pacing...


Substitution: Fellaini on for Herrera. Not sure United fans will want the big Belgian to go anywhere near his own penalty area after last week's debacle.


Spurs look pretty woeful in front of goal and keep on giving the ball away but United keep on handing it back. Eventually Rose has a half-chance but tries to take one touch too many and gives the ball away.


A Spurs goal now would provoke an amusing reaction from Mourinho I'm sure. Rose wins a corner. Nervous moments for United.


As Spurs pass the ball around at the back, Zlatan is the only red shirt anywhere near them and he chases well for an old bloke. United sitting deep again. But Spurs lacking a clear option finally lose the ball again.


Lloris launches the ball downfield, the ball is cleared, but only as far as a white shirt in midfield. United are sitting very deep here. Too deep. Sissoko floats the ball to Kane at the far post but it's at an awkward height and Kane waves a boot forlornly at it as the ball drifts beyond for a goal kick. Four minutes of injury time remain.


We are about to find out how much injury time we have for United to potentially throw this away. Six minutes. Six.


Spurs are passing the ball and building but then Kyle Walker wastefully crosses too far and gives United breathing space. Jose Mourinho is looking a little anxious and hovering near the water bottles. Step away from the water bottles, Jose, they're not worth it.


But that is a dreadful delivery, floating beyond everyone congregated in the box for a goal kick.


Rose clears the free kick but United are refusing to allow Spurs the chance to build. Some hard challenges going in. Dele Alli catches Carrick with his follow through and United have a free kick. And another one. Four minutes to go. (plus injury time). Rashford over the ball wide on the left...


Substitute: Mkhitaryan is stretchered off with a twisted ankle. Hard to tell how serious it is (serious enough for a stretcher). He's replaced by Bailly. United now have that free kick from wide on the right....


Substitute: Nkoudou coming on for Eriksen for Spurs. Worryingly for United, Mkhitaryan is still down and looks like a stretcher is being brought on for him...



Booking: Rose brings down Mkhitaryan as the Armenian surges past him wide on the United right.


Pogba crosses and finds Mkhitaryan free at the far post, but his control gives the Spurs defence time to scramble across and Manchester have to settle for a corner, which ends with a disappointing effort from Herrera floating for a goal kick. Just over ten minutes to go.


15 second of head tennis ensue and eventually United have a throw in. Fellaini is warming up now and gets a few boos from the home fans.


Booking: Walker tugs on Rashford's shirt as he threatens to break on the left and earns himself a yellow card. And United have a free kick 40 yards out on the left...


Rashford crosses from wide on the left and the ball is long, looping and almost reaches Ibrahimovich but is cleared. As Spurs break Mkhitaryan commits a pro-foul to stop the flow and earns himself a yellow card.


United break but the chance is snuffed out by Alderweireld and Spurs break down the right yet again. Darmian just manages to get the better of Sissoko and the ball is cleared. Quarter of an hour to go.


16 minutes to go and Rooney is warming up. Does bringing Wayne on calm United down? Or add to the sense of panic that they are clinging on?


Here's a video of that first half goal:


Substitution: United bring on Rashford for Martial, possibly to shore up the right hand side, where Sissoko is running Darmian ragged.