Alexis Sanchez’s league debut ended in defeat as the third fastest goal in Premier League history from Christian Eriksen set Tottenham on their way to a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley.
Eriksen’s strike was timed at under 11 seconds – the first goal United had conceded for over 600 minutes of Premier League football – stunning the visitors, before Phil Jones put through his own net in the 28th minute to send the hosts on course for only a second win from six against top-six opposition this season.
United had plenty of chances of their own, but they left themselves far too open at the back. Jose Mourinho’s frustrating evening got worse in the second half, as had to withdraw Marouane Fellaini just seven minutes after he came on as a substitute.
A record Premier League attendance of 81,978 witnessed a defeat that leaves United with a mountain to climb if they are to catch rivals Manchester City at the top, with the gap now 15 points. The three points sees Spurs close the gap on Liverpool and Chelsea in third and fourth to two points, ahead of Spurs’ trip to Anfield on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
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