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Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester United

  • Christian Eriksen's early strike sends Tottenham on their way to a comfortable victory in a heavyweight transfer deadline day clash at Wembley Stadium
  • Danish playmaker scores the third-fastest goal in Premier League history after less than 11 seconds
  • Phil Jones later turns a Kieran Trippier cross into his own net in calamitous fashion
  • An irate Jose Mourinho withdraws Marouane Fellaini just seven minutes after introducing the Belgian as a second-half substitute and Alexis Sanchez endures an anonymous top-flight debut for his new side
  • New signing Lucas Moura is introduced to the home fans at half-time after completing his £25m move from Paris Saint-Germain before kick-off
  • Impressive win sees fifth-place Tottenham move to within just two points of the top four ahead of tough tests against Liverpool and Arsenal
  • Manchester United stay second after their eight-match unbeaten run comes to an end, 15 points adrift of leaders Manchester City
  • RECAP - Chelsea 0-3 Bournemouth

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Tottenham 2-0 Manchester United

Valencia keeps the score at 2-0 after deflecting Lamela's shot over the crossbar. There will not be enough time to take the corner.

Spurs fans in fine voice as their side knock the ball around with ease. Their confidence demonstrated by an impudent backheel from Lamela.

Three minutes of added time signalled. Victor Wanyama replaces Dembele.

Alli's petulant streak surfaces once again as he is cautioned for kicking out at Sanchez.

Kane buys a free-kick off Valencia as Alli is withdrawn in favour of Sissoko.

A picture that rather accurately sums up United's efforts this evening...

Phil Jones

A nice reception for Son as he makes way for Erik Lamela, who was tentatively linked with a move to Southampton earlier today.

Into the final 10 minutes at Wembley.

Kane collects another Eriksen pass and fires a shot wide of the far post off Smalling.

United fail to clear their lines and Smalling and Jones produce blocks that deny Alli and Dier respectively.

Young has his name taken for a tackle from behind on Son, whose heavy touch from a lofted Trippier pass allows Smalling to get across and concede another corner.

Kane shows off some quick feet before drilling a shot into the stands. Tottenham are launching wave after wave of attack.

United have no answer.

Mourinho is apoplectic here. Just seven minutes after coming on, Fellaini is hooked in favour of Ander Herrera.

The Belgian did not seem to be injured and heads straight down the tunnel.

Marouane Fellaini

After another fine pass from Eriksen, Son declines to tee up Kane for a simple back-post tap-in and instead tries a shot that is diverted behind by De Gea.

Kane is furious.

We should mention that Lucas Moura was presented to the Tottenham supporters during the half-time interval...

Lucas Moura

Eriksen dummies Son's low pass and Kane hooks another shot straight at De Gea. The wait for his top-flight century continues.

Eriksen, afforded far too much time and space in which to operate, whistles a right-footed effort narrowly wide of the far post.

De Gea then gets down to keep out a low drive from Davies. Tottenham are looking for that third goal that would kill this match as a contest.

Pogba, who does not seem to be injured, trudges off after a disappointing 62 minutes or so. A big decision from Mourinho.

Lingard also heads for the bench as Fellaini and Mata come on.

Vertonghen nicks the ball away from Martial at a crucial moment. Tottenham quickly work it forward and a curling shot from Alli crashes into Smalling.

Smalling blocks off Alli's path before Lingard is caught in possession. It looks like Marouane Fellaini is about to enter the fray for United.

A vital touch from Davies stops Lingard's cushioned volley from reaching Lukaku.


That's also a Premier League record...

Kane shoots wide at one end before Lukaku collects a searching Pogba pass and outmuscles Ben Davies before seeing a firm drive expertly tipped over by Lloris.

United just about survive another probing Tottenham attack before Lukaku earns a corner at the other end.

Sanchez's hopeful appeals for a penalty are waved away after his header from Young's left-wing delivery hits the hand of Son at close range.

Son tries to deceive Valencia after a clever flick from Kane but ends up dragging his low shot well wide.

However, Manchester United have come from two or more goals behind at half-time to win in away Premier League games four times previously, more than any other club, per Opta Sports...


Son plays in Kane and the Premier League's top scorer is flagged offside as his shot is repelled by a strong arm from De Gea.

No personnel changes from Mourinho - or Pochettino, for that matter - as the teams re-emerge for the second half.


A terrific first half from Tottenham, who made the best possible start with that goal that we are told clocked in at 10.48 seconds.

To clarify what we said earlier, that would make it the third-fastest in Premier League history, behind only King and Alan Shearer's effort against Manchester City in 2003.

Mark Viduka also netted after 11 seconds for Leeds against Charlton in 2001.


Tottenham 2-0 Manchester United

Valencia clatters into Son and a delay ensues as the South Korean forward receives some treatment.

Kane takes down Vertonghen's long free-kick before shooting straight at De Gea. Almost Premier League goal number 100 for the England talisman.

Two minutes of added time have been signalled by the fourth official.

Mourinho heads down the tunnel with two minutes plus stoppage time still remaining in this first half.

Revving up the hairdryer, no doubt.

Jones joins Dembele in the book after an overzealous approach to keeping Kane under wraps.

Dier glances Eriksen's right-wing free-kick wide after the latter is fouled by Young.

More good old-fashioned centre-forward play from Kane brings in Son, who fires over.

Can't believe how open United have looked so far tonight.

On BT Sport, former referee Graham Poll says that United's first goal should not have stood due to Kane being in the opposition half when the first kick-off was taken...

Antonio Valencia gets away with an incredibly risky challenge on Alli inside his own penalty area.

The Ecuadorian looked to get a small touch on the ball, but he went through the man to do it. That should have been a spot-kick.

Hardly time to catch your breath here as Lloris makes a strong save to deny Martial. Chris Smalling gets his head to the subsequent corner and Pogba nudges the ball over at the back post.

Tottenham have been excellent at times this evening, but that is utterly wretched from Jones, who was also beaten too easily by Kane in the build-up to the first goal.

After some fine interplay between Alli and Eriksen, the England centre-back inexplicably attempts to clear a pacy low cross from Trippier with his right foot and succeeds only in putting through his own net.

What a finish...

Kieran Trippier
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Goal: Tottenham 2-0 Manchester United (Phil Jones OG)

More excellent hold-up play from Kane as Tottenham launch an effective counter-attack.

Unmarked, Heung-Min Son comes streaming through the middle but Alli's poor low pass scuppers the move.

Alli flashes an accurate Dier cross wide before the impressive Eriksen sets up Kane for a low strike that is held by De Gea.

Both defences have looked alarmingly suspect during this opening 25 minutes.

Martial showcases great determination and quick feet to cut inside Davinson Sanchez, but his final shot soars high over the crossbar.

Former Arsenal favourite Sanchez is booed by the home contingent after a challenge on Trippier that occurred just outside the United penalty area. No free-kick.

Lloris bravely prevents the loose ball from reaching Martial after Lukaku tries to make inroads inside the Spurs box.


Better defending from Jones as he blocks an attempt from Alli.

Mousa Dembele is then booked for hauling down Lingard as the in-form United midfielder sped forward with purpose.

I believe they call that 'taking one for the team'.

United have looked very dangerous since that shock early setback. They play another useful one-two but Young fails to find a red shirt with his latest cross.

The visitors quickly create two excellent opportunities to immediately restore parity as Lukaku almost reaches Ashley Young's cross and Lingard, after being teed up by Paul Pogba, is denied by Lloris after a key deflection from Jan Vertonghen.

A breathless opening few minutes, this.

An incredible start to proceedings as Tottenham score straight from kick-off.

Eric Dier pumps a long ball forward and Kane beats Phil Jones to the flick-on. Eriksen then prods beyond David De Gea after a lovely piece of skill from Alli.

At 11 seconds, that is the second-fastest goal in Premier League history. The quickest was also scored by a Tottenham player - Ledley King against Bradford City at Valley Parade in 2000.

United stunned. They had gone almost 10 hours without conceding before tonight.

Christian Eriksen
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Goal: Tottenham 1-0 Manchester United (Christian Eriksen)

The teams have emerged from the tunnel and we are just about ready to get underway. Andre Marriner is tonight's referee.

Mourinho is anticipating a tough test in northwest London this evening...

Spurs are one of the top teams in the country - not a title contender because they are too far away, but I say honestly they are a Champions League contender. They can reach that level.

They have some of the best players in the country, a very good manager and are a very difficult opponent.

It is a really big game. The difference between us and Spurs is seven or eight points, but the reality is they are a top team in terms of their quality and ambitions, and a team of our level, so it is a big match.

After all that early talk of a Wembley curse, it is worth noting that Tottenham have lost none of their last 11 matches at their adopted home - a run that stretches back to August.

Tottenham have claimed only three points from five matches against their top-six rivals so far this term, but Pochettino does not believe there to be any issue in that regard.

"I think we compete in the last three and a half seasons," he said at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday. "If you see our first season, fifth, third, second and this season we are fifth again. I think we always compete against the top six, top ten, top 20.

"I think it's nothing wrong. It's about of course the potential, quality, we're in our way trying to win things, to be competitive, of course if you compare all the top five or six teams, there's not too much positive the stats. It's tough but we're doing so well."

Not quite on par with the Lucas announcement, but Tottenham have loaned young forward Shayon Harrison to Southend for the rest of the season. Connor Ogilvie will also remain at Gillingham until the end of the campaign.

High-octane stuff...


Sanchez for Juan Mata, who signed a new contract extension last night, is Mourinho's only change from the side that started the last league fixture at Burnley on 20 January.

Young midfielder Scott McTominay drops out of the matchday squad altogether.

Lloris and Eriksen both return for Spurs at the expense of Michel Vorm and Moussa Sissoko, who drop to the bench after starting at Southampton.

Kieran Trippier replaces the injured Aurier and Rose takes a seat among the substitutes. Likewise Fernando Llorente, who had again been linked with a switch to Chelsea before the defending champions swooped to lure Olivier Giroud away from Arsenal.

Mourinho does indeed give the fans what they want...


Wembley looking particularly resplendent on this chilly January evening. Official lineups on the way in just a couple of minutes.

Wembley Stadium
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Happy with this, Tottenham fans?


Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly remain long-term absentees for United, while Daley Blind has also been nursing an ankle problem amid rumours that he could join Serie A outfit Roma.

Sanchez will make his top-flight debut for the club this evening.

Alexis Sanchez

It (hopefully) goes without saying that Lucas is not available to feature for Spurs tonight.

Harry Winks and Serge Aurier remain sidelined through injury, but Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen have both recovered from illness and Danny Rose is also back in contention after a knee problem. Erik Lamela has been training after a gluteus muscle issue.

Toby Alderweireld is still not quite ready to play as he continues to build match fitness following a long-term hamstring lay-off.

BREAKING: Tottenham confirm the arrival of Lucas Moura


Spurs fans are still waiting on tenterhooks for confirmation of their first - and surely only - signing of the January window, with Brazilian winger Lucas Moura's £25m move from Paris Saint-Germain believed to now be dependent on one final piece of documentation.

United, meanwhile, were always expected to enjoy a quiet last few days of the window after finally getting that Sanchez/Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap deal over the line.

Over the last few hours they have only moved to sign teenage Czech Republic goalkeeper Matej Kovar from FC Slovacko and send midfielder Matty Willock on loan to St Johnstone after ending his stint at FC Utrecht.

21-year-old midfielder Charlie Scott has also joined Hamilton on a loan deal until the end of the season that is with a view to a permanent summer transfer.

Lucas Moura
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Good evening and welcome to IBTimes UK's latest live coverage of an extremely hectic few hours in the English football calendar, where no fewer than seven Premier League matches are being staged alongside all the traditional silliness of transfer deadline day.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth is our other feature game this evening, but here we are focused solely on unquestionably the most appetising fixture of the night - the small matter of a heavyweight clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

This is only the second time that these two sides have ever locked horns at Wembley Stadium, with the Red Devils coming out on top in a penalty shootout to win the 2009 League Cup final in the only previous meeting.

While still unbeaten in eight, Tottenham's run of form has been less impressive of late after a below-par draw against relegation-threatened Southampton was followed by an awful showing away to League Two outfit Newport County in which they needed a late equaliser from Harry Kane to force an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino
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Liverpool's win over Huddersfield last night means that fifth-place Spurs are now five points adrift of the top four, with tonight's match followed by further tough back-to-back contests against the former and north London rivals Arsenal.

Undefeated in the league since the so-called Battle of Old Trafford on 10 December, United, still 12 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City in second, have chalked up five consecutive victories across all competitions and handed a debut to new signing Alexis Sanchez at Yeovil on Friday night.

Jose Mourinho's men have kept six straight clean sheets and amassed a formidable 16 points from their last six away matches.

Stay tuned for all the latest team news and live updates after kick-off at 20.00 GMT.