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Classy United down Spurs

Manchester United put in a devastating display to dent Tottenham’s hopes of making the Premier League’s top four as they came from behind to secure a 3-1 win Sunday.

Edinson Cavani thought he had given United a deserved first-half lead with a smooth finish from Paul Pogba’s cheeky pass, but the goal was controversially ruled out following a video assistant referee consultation after Scott McTominay caught Son Heung-min with his trailing arm.

United’s sense of injustice was increased when Son put Spurs ahead before the break, blasting in from close range after the visitors’ defence was carved open.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men recovered impressively though, Fred drawing them level after 57 minutes, pouncing after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris had saved well from Cavani.

And Cavani finally got the goal his constant menace deserved with 11 minutes left when he launched himself to head beyond Lloris from substitute Mason Greenwood’s teasing cross.

Greenwood completed the scoring with virtually the last kick of the game as he beat Lloris at his near post following excellent hold-up play and pass from the impressive Paul Pogba.

The win takes United 11 points behind leaders Manchester City with a game in hand.

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