Tottenham and Manchester United played 1-1 today in London, in the English Premier League derby of the day. The scorers in this match were Steven Bergwijn and Bruno Fernandes.
This only complicates the race for the Champions League, because it allows other teams to take over fifth place, which leads to the most prominent soccer competition in Europe.
Even though the guests played better in the first halftime, Tottenham got the lead after Steven Bergwijn’s fantastic solo effort in the 27th minute. He would take the ball in the middle of the field, rush down towards the box, and sent a rocket from the edge of the same past De Gea.
Nice goal from Bergwijn,
Maguire turning like a truck, another De Gea should’ve done better moment https://t.co/1eCyxkajCB
— Karim (@Futball_Karim) June 19, 2020
From that moment on, the Spurs were better, and they had one very dangerous chance until the end of the opening 45 minutes, once De Gea stopped Son’s superb header.
Solskjaer ordered an attack at the halftime, while Mourinho wanted for his players to slow down the game as much as possible.
There was nothing interesting in the opening 20 minutes until Paul Pogba came in and made a spark that moved the Red Devils. His countryman Anthony Martial had two nice chances to score, but the Spurs’ players prevented him from doing so.
Still, with 10 minutes to go, Dier makes one very reckless challenge in the box, and the referee points towards the penalty spot. It was Bruno Fernandes who equalized, securing one point for the Red Devils.
Video: Bruno Fernandes on playing with Paul Pogba: “I found a good connection with everyone, Paul and I think the same" 💭
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) June 19, 2020
There was one more penalty for the guests, but the referee overturned that call after using the VAR system.
United Now has 46 points, two more than Sheffield United, but also one game more, Wolves on the seventh spot have 44, while Tottenham sits next with 42. Arsenal is behind with 40 and one game fewer than United and the Spurs. The situation is going to be very interesting in the next eight rounds when talking about the Champions League race.
Up next, Tottenham awaits West Ham United in the next round, and Manchester United plays with Sheffield at home. That game will have a massive impact on the final standings, as two direct rivals for the fifth place clash.