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Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur live: Score and updates from Premier League Updated 1 minute ago

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur live: Score and updates from Premier League


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47 mins: 2-2

GOAL! Bentancur crashes it in straight after h/t

39 mins: 2-1

GOAL! Rashford re-establishes lead with a nice strike

19 mins: 1-1

GOAL! Richarlison levels it with a header from Porro’s corner

3 mins: 1-0

GOAL! Hojlund crashes the ball home after Rashford run

Team lineups named

Romero and van de Ven start together for Spurs




Alan Tyers


14 January 2024 • 5:56pm


64 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

Udogie runs into the United box but goes down, looking for it I would say. VAR says no.



63 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

McTominay was brought on in a defensive move but here he is in fact storming forward and having a shot wide.



62 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

Dear old Jonny Evans has run his race. Lisandro Martinez is coming on.



58 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

Good FOOT RACE between Micky va de Ven and Rasmus Hojlund, both quick, but it’s the United number 11 who wins and he gets a hard low cross in. Dealt with.



57 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

Eriksen off, McTominay on. United need to exert some control.



55 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

Porro with pair of decent corners. The second falls for Werner to volley over.



53 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

Richarlison again, he spins clear of notorious hardman C Erikssen, who drags him down. Freekick.



51 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 2

Richarlison is on his game, not sure I’d be giving him that much space if I was the United right back. Rich is allowed to wander around in the inside left channel unopposed and have a shot on target.



GOAL! Man United 2 Spurs 2 (Bentancur 47)

Romero with a magnificent pass, Schipp then plays it out to Werner, sending him wide. But Bentancur is arriving with a great run, he gathers the ball and goes past Evan, smashing it into the roof of the net.


The prawn sandwich brigade won’t have been back in their seats yet – and Spurs are level.



46 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 1

An open start to this half as well, Untied attack, and now here come Spurs…



Great pic this I thought


Richarlison! CREDIT: Reuters


Half time: Man United 2 Spurs 1

Enjoyable stuff. United have only been ahead at halt time here three times this season.


Porro having a hard time with Rashford. Marcus having an excellent game. Spurs really dangerous at corners, they’ve score one and Romero hit the bar from a second.



45 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 1

Romero and Hojlund get involved in some handbags and the ref books them both.



44 mins: Man United 2 Spurs 1

Porro with another excellent corner… Romero meets it with a solid header and crashes the ball against the bar. Real bullet header that, if it had been a couple of inches lower then it would have been the equaliser that Spurs probably deserved.



GOAL! Man United 2 Spurs 1 (Rashford 39)

Marcus! He has had a game so far, he picks the ball up on the left here and cuts inside. He plays it to Hojlund, and carries on with the run, Hojlund smartly gives Rashford the ball back. Another deft little touch from MR and then he fires it into the far corner. Very nicely taken goal. He’s not scored at OT since May and it looks like it means a lot.


Rashford slots the second away

Rashford slots the second away CREDIT: Reuters


38 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 1

Udogie! A moment of pure madness as he watches a cross come over from the United left and carefully waits to… head it at his own goal. Keeper totally stuffed and lucky for Udogie, he’s managed to pick out the post. Clatters back off the upright.



30 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 1

Both sides covering plenty of ground. Garnacho with a galloping run for the hosts. Now it’s Porro’s turn to bomb up his flank but his cross is wayward.



25 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 1

Whistle goes. Bentancur kicks the ball away. Bentancur booked. Idiot.



24 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 1

Wan-Bissaka fouls Johnson and gets the game’s first booking. “He does that a lot, Wan-Bissaka. He reaches and slides. Got the standing leg,” says Gary Neville.



23 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 1

Werner with another shot, this one charged down.



22 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 1

Werner cuts inside and tries a hugely overambitious curler.



21 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 1

Spurs have scored in 33 straight League games, beating a club record set in 1949.



GOAL! Man United 1 Spurs 1 (Richarlison 19)

That’s the leveller! It’s Richarlison. It’s a perfect delivery by Porro. Richarlison, Romero, and Van de Ven making their presence felt in the area and between the three of them, operating a bit like rugby pack in a line out, they overwhelm nearby United defenders including Evans and Hojlund, and it’s the Perry Farrell-a-like Brazilian who nods it home.



Richarlison! CREDIT: Reuters


17 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 0

Nice little move by Spurs with Udogie on an overlap. Evans the Block is the man who gets in the way of the ball. It gives Spurs a corner.



14 mins: Man United 1 Spurs 0

Enjoyable stuff so far, both sides looking to attack.


Here’s Marcus Rashford taking Porro on and beating him.



Here is the moment

many thought might never come…


Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund

Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund scores CREDIT: Reuters


10 min: Man United 1 Spurs 0

Werner very close to levelling it up, Johnson with the ball in. Werner with a header and Evans defelcts it behind with his head.



GOAL! Man United 1 Spurs 0 (Hojlund 3)

Had to happen sooner or later! After a good run by Rashford, Hojlund has scored. Rashford tries to take the ball outside, cuts back in, then tries to weave through the area and looks to have lost it. Indeed, Hojlund has practically got in his way but in any event, the ball is available, Hojlund pounces on it and has smashed the ball past the Spurs keeper – who had no chance.



1 min: Man United 0 Spurs 0

The home side playing it around at the back. Here is Jason Burt: “It is not just Sir Jim Ratcliffe in the directors box at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney, fresh from his sacking at Birmingham City, is in attendance as is, interestingly, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters. Maybe Ratcliffe will have sought out a word to find out more about the timescale of when exactly his investment will be ratified next month?”


Tottenham Hotspur’s Cristian Romero in action with Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Tottenham Hotspur’s Cristian Romero in action with Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka CREDIT: Reuters


The players are ready

Spurs in lilywhite, United in red shirts white shorts.



Roy Keane

“United don’t need that tippy tappy football. They need movement off the ball.”



Big Ange!

The great man speaks to Sky.


Werner? “Brings some help, we are down in numbers, we’ve only had a couple of sessions with him but he is keen to fit in and get going. He’s a Premier League player, he will help us.”


Romero and MVDV? “Good to have them back as a pair, both haven’t played for a while. Kulusevski misses out with a bug, we have had a bug running through the team and he copped the worst of it.”



Sir Jim

ah, sooner than I thought! Here’s an agency report on what he said:


Sir Jim Ratcliffe says his involvement with Manchester United is the most exciting thing he has done and expects his partial takeover to be ratified by mid-February.


The 71-year-old billionaire is at Old Trafford to attend his first United match since agreeing to buy a 25 per cent stake in the Premier League outfit.


And ahead of kick-off for the visit of Tottenham, Ratcliffe spoke publicly for the first time since the Christmas Eve announcement of his deal.


“It’s the first match for me since we sort of got there, if you like,” he said, introducing himself to members of the media in the press conference room.


“I am very excited to be here, but I can’t answer any questions, really, because that would be inappropriate, honestly.


“It’s a big match… we normally do well against Spurs!”


Asked if his deal to come in at United is as exciting as anything he has ever done, Ratcliffe smiled and said: “Correct. Yes.


“I have done a few exciting things, but this caps it all. There’s no question about that.”


Ratcliffe said this was his first match at Old Trafford for two to three years, mentioning Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona when asked about his favourite players.


The 71-year-old thinks he was around 10 when he first watched United, where his INEOS group are preparing to take responsibility for footballing operations.


Ratcliffe plans to come “quite a lot” moving forwards and expects ratification to arrive in the next month.


“I think it’s three or four weeks,” he said. “Early Feb.”


A colleague interjected saying “early to mid Feb”, before Ratcliffe added with a laugh “we hope they don’t find anything dodgy in our CV!”


Ratcliffe was unable to answer questions on specifics until the deal gets the final sign off, saying it would not be appropriate to say what his first impressions were.


The INEOS chief also said he “can’t comment” when asked about his influence on the January transfer window and declined to answer what the biggest challenge was.


It was a brief conversation that is expected to be followed by a more in-depth media appearance when ratification is approved.


Quizzed on how long he has had ambitions to be involved, he said: “A few years.


“It’s taken a few turns, as you know, along the road, but these things quite often do. It all turned out well in the end.”



New bossman on deck

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is at Old Trafford today and he has been speaking to the press ahead of the match. I’ll bring you updates about that when I have them.



Ten hag persists with Hojlund

He’d better start scoring soon or ETH has a serious problem I think. There’s loyalty and then there’s flogging a dead horse. Boy doesn’t look up to it, to me. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below, should you wish to.


Fans outside Macaris

Fans outside Macaris CREDIT: Reuters


Ange Postecoglou

has addressed Tottenham’s perceived weakness away from home against the big clubs.


“I’m not a great one at looking at the historical references to these things, I wasn’t there so I don’t know whether there was something endemic in the club that didn’t allow that,” Postecoglou explained. “I just tackle from when I get into a club.


“I think it is important – if you want to be successful, you need to be able to perform in those big games, particularly away from home.


“We went to Arsenal, City (and drew), (beat) Liverpool here, we’ve done OK in those games. Not just results but performance-wise, I don’t think we’ve walked away from any of those games and thought there was a massive gap between us and them.


“Old Trafford is another place where you know the atmosphere is going to be a great challenge for us. It would be good to see how we react to that and how we keep developing as a team.


“It’s an important part of the process. Home comforts are great and we have a great crowd behind us, but if you can do it away from home in adversity I think it accelerates your growth.”



Team lineups


Man Utd: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Evans, Dalot, Eriksen, Mainoo, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund. Subs: Bayindir, Martinez, Casemiro, Antony, Heaton, Pellistri, McTominay, Kambwala, Forson.


Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario, Porro, Skipp, Romero, Udogie, van de Ven, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Johnson, Richarlison, Werner. Subs: Dragusin, Gil Salvatierra, Emerson, Forster, Austin, Alonso, Donley, Dorrington.


Referee: John Brooks (Leicestershire)



Luke who’s here?

Luke Littler in the house! 👍🏻 📸 @alex_crook #MUFC


— Man United Media (@ManUnitedMedia) January 14, 2024


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Big 4.30pm kick off coming up

Hi and welcome to our live blog of United versus Spurs, where the hosts will be desperate to find their shooting boots after some misfiring encounters of late.


Erik ten Hag says they must show a clinical edge if they are to kickstart their Premier League campaign against Tottenham.


This has been a bumpy second season in the hotseat for the Dutchman, whose side enter the weekend eighth in the standings having lost nine of their 20 Premier League games.


That is as many top-flight defeats as United tasted in the entirety of last season and victory against Spurs would improve the mood around a team playing just one top-flight game in January.


Ten Hag takes heart from his side’s performance in August’s 2-0 defeat in the north London reverse but knows a killer instinct is needed if they are to beat Ange Postecoglou’s men on Sunday.


“It’s definitely different,” he said of the visitors’ approach under the Australian, who swapped Celtic for Spurs in the summer. “I think it’s a really big compliment the way they played, so he changed the environment there.


“They play really proactive, it’s very enjoyable to watch them, with a lot of dynamics. Very proactive. And they combine it with good results.


“But also, when we played them over there, I think we can take belief out of that.


“I would say, especially in the first 35 minutes, we dominated them and we should have gone in the lead.


“But we didn’t, so we have to make our own luck and take control of the game, and then we have to finish the chances.”


United’s inability to make the most of their dominance caused frustration in Monday’s FA Cup third-round win at Wigan, when they had 33 shots but only managed to triumph 2-0 against League One opposition.


Only Burnley and Sheffield United, the bottom two sides, had scored fewer than the Red Devils’ 22 Premier League goals entering a weekend they will again be without Anthony Martial for.


The 28-year-old forward is out of contract in the summer and has managed just two goals and 19 appearances in another disrupted campaign, leaving Rasmus Hojlund and Marcus Rashford as options through the middle.


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