Tottenham Hotspur were in scintillating form as they trashed Manchester United 1-6 at Old Trafford with Antony Martial getting sent off after violent conduct on Erik Lamela who made the most of the moment by being dramatic.
Manchester United’s fragile defence was constantly exposed as they conceded four first half goals in a heavy and embarrassing home defeat to Tottenham.
After Bruno Fernandes gave United the lead from the spot in the second-minute, the hosts crumbled and found themselves behind just five minutes later.
Tanguy Ndombele was handed a gift to level the scores for Tottenham after Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw made a mess of their clearance before Harry Kane released Heung-min Son whose cool finish gave Tottenham the lead in the seventh minute.
A red card for Anthony Martial after a slap on Erik Lamela, whose theatrical reaction gave referee Anthony Taylor no other choice. compounded the misery before Harry Kane scored the third after being teed up by Son, with the South Korean forward grabbing his second and Tottenham’s’ fourth before the break.
Their misery continued six minutes after the restart when Aurier drilled home Tottenham’s five, with Paul Pogba to blame for not tracking his runner. But Spurs weren’t finished there, as Kane scored his brace from the penalty spot after a rash Pogba foul on Ben Davies.
The victory moves Spurs to five, as Jose Mourinho made an astonishing return to Old Trafford, while shambolic United fall to 16th.
It marked the first time ever in the Premier League that United have conceded four first-half goals at Old Trafford, while they had not let three in on home turf in the opening 45 minutes since playing Middlesbrough in May 1997.