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Written by Ciaran Coyle

A clinical second half from Manchester United saw Son Heung-Min’s first half strike cancelled out by goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood as the visitors tighten their grip on second place.

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There was controversy on the 33rd minute when Cavani slotted home from close range to give United the lead but a VAR check ruled out the goal for a foul on Son Heung-Min by McTominay. However many watching the game felt the contact was minimal and that the decision to rule out the goal was wrong.

Spurs then took the lead six minutes later through Son after a well worked move saw the ball fall to Lucas Moura who laid it across to the South-Korean who had a tap-in from close range.

The away side came out the better side in the second half and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side levelled the score thanks to Fred who tapped in from close range after Cavani’s shot was carried out by Hugo Lloris. 

United continued to play on the front foot and their constant pressure was rewarded on the 78th minute when substitute Greenwood was found on the left hand side and his first time cross found Cavani at the back post who made no mistake with his header.

Both Dean Henderson and Lloris were being kept busy at both ends of the pitch as Spurs looked to grab a late equaliser whilst Solskjaer’s side went to kill the game off.

It was United who came on top as Greenwood was found by Paul Pogba and the Englishman made no mistake from close range to claim his third Premier League goal of the season and end any hopes of a Tottenham fightback.

Sub-edited by Cameron Winstanley

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