Anthony Martial fired a late strike to break the stalemate as Manchester United edged Tottenham in a Premier League encounter at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Martial, who came in as a 70th-minute substitute, scored the only goal of the game on 81st minute to clinch the win that keeps his side on second position on the league table.
The French striker raced on to Romelu Lukaku’s header to beat Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.
Speaking after game, United boss Jose Mourinho admitted the game was difficult.
He added, “It could have been a draw. Both teams were trying to win but both knew the opponent was strong.
“We controlled them well. It was tactically difficult for both and it was well refereed. It was strong, aggressive.
“We knew if we had one defensive mistake we could lose and that’s what happened to them.
“We tried and we deserved the victory.”
The Red Devils have now had six clean sheets in the league this season, and will be hosting Benfica in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
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