Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United: Spurs run rampant in big second half

  • Spurs keep pace with Leicester
  • Lamela with goal, assist
  • 0-0 at halftime
  • It was second half euphoria at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Manchester United 3-0 on Sunday to keep their faint title hopes alive.

    Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela scored three goals in a six-minute span to give Spurs their big win, which keeps them within 7 points of Leicester City.

    United’s loss guarantees Leicester a Top Four finish, and puts United four points back of the Top Four. West Ham is just a point back of the fifth place Red Devils.

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    In a word, Spurs were rampant once the 25th minute hit. Harry Kane had slipped around David De Gea, only to see his chance slid away from him by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

    Moments later, Lamela’s diving header went the wrong way to keep it scoreless. Spurs certainly had the better moments of the opening 45, but found a 0-0 deadlock at the break.oo

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    The second half was all Spurs.

    First Kane and Eriksen teamed up to provide Alli a chance he wouldn’t miss. Then Alderweireld got on the end of a Lamela free kick and clinically turned it past De Gea.

    And here’s Lamela himself, belting a shot behind the Spanish keeper.

    Three goals, six minutes. 3-0.