Manchester United defeated Tottenham at Old Trafford this afternoon thanks to the super-sub Anthony Martial who kept his cool and sent the ball past Hugo Lloris in the 81st minute, which was enough for a 1-0 win.
The match wasn’t very watchable and exciting to that point; Romelu Lukaku missed a huge opportunity only a few minutes earlier as his header hit the post, but other than that, both teams showed lack of desire in the attack. Martial entered the game in the 70th minute and decided the tilt, and this is how fans reacted on Twitter after the clash.
Well done Man Utd v Spurs . Great statement from the lads. Clean sheet. Anthony Martial, cool as ice #MUFC#Result !
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) October 28, 2017
Two things martial loves and thats shagging Instagram models and coming off the bench and scoring in black gloves
— j (@BehavedUser) October 28, 2017
Romelu Lukaku was pretty much unnoticed until the 79th minute and the post mentioned above, but he created a goal for Martial after finding the French international with a head pass only a couple of minutes later. Martial sneaked behind Tottenham’s defense, and even though he didn’t catch the ball properly, it turned out to be more than enough for a winning goal. The player himself described the goal in the post-match interview:
Martial: “The manager told me to find the space. Romelu is good with head, I scored so i’m happy.” #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 28, 2017
The striker also stressed how important this win is for him and the team:
Martial: "It was important for us to win and I'm happy to score." #mulive
— utdreport (@utdreport) October 28, 2017
The Red Devils are now two points behind the rivals Man City, but the Citizens have a game to play later at the Hawthorns against West Brom.