Premier League, Manchester United beat Tottenham: Records broken
Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Tottenham 3-1 in the Premier League 2020-21 season. The win helped Manchester United get 63 points and cut the gap on Manchester City (74). Tottenham remain on seventh position, six points below a Champions League spot. United look determined to keep their second place intact. Here we present the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Manchester United saw Edinson Cavani get the side a first-half lead with a smooth finish from Paul Pogba's pass but the goal was controversially ruled out following a video assistant referee consultation. Son-Heung Min put Spurs ahead before the break but the visitors hit back after half-time. Fred scored the equalizer before Cavani got a goal. Mason Greenwood added the third in injury-time.
Unwanted records for Jose Mourinho
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is winless in his past five home matches against teams he has previously managed (D2 L3), having won 12 in a row between 2002 and 2018. The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager has suffered 10 league defeats in a single season for the first time in his entire managerial career.
Notable records scripted in the match
In English top-flight history, United's are currently on a 23-game unbeaten run away from home in the league (W15 D8). They are only behind Arsenal (27 games). Tottenham have dropped 18 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season. That's second only to Brighton (20). This is the most a Mourinho side has dropped from winning positions in a single EPL campaign.
Impressive feats registered in this match
United have gained 28 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season. As per Opta, in the competition's history, only Newcastle United in 2001-02 (34) and Manchester United themselves in 2012-13 (29) have earned more points from such positions. Son Heung-min became the first player to score three or more goals against United in a single EPL campaign since Sergio Aguero (2014-15).