Tottenham host Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. Here are the goals and highlights from the game. But first the starting lineups
Tottenham Starting Eleven: Lloris, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Mason, Stambouli; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane.
Tottenham Substitutes: Vorm, Dier, Walker, Lamela, Dembele, Paulinho, Soldado.
Manchester United Starting Eleven: De Gea, Jones, McNair, Evans, Valencia, Carrick, Rooney, Mata, Young, van Persie, Falcao.
Manchester United Substitutes: Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Shaw, Fletcher, A.Pereira, Wilson
An entertaining first half saw Tottenham start the game on a brighter side but the Red Devils grew in authority to to take control. Louis Van Gaal’s side were unlucky not to take the lead when Juan Mata’s deflected free kick saw Hugo Lloris stranded bu the shot came off the post much to the relief of the home faithful.
United were then correctly denied a goal following an offside from Johnny Evans as goal line technology showed that the ball had crossed the line but the defender had interfered with play.
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Lloris then gave a great account of himself, pulling off an astonishing save from Ashley Young’s superb effort.
Hugo Lloris is on top form vs. Man Utd. 5 saves 3 catches 2 punches pic.twitter.com/tGLwcVT37E
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Tottenham did improve in the second half but Mauricio Pochhetino’s side missed a glorious opportunity to seal the game when Ryan Mason missed from close range after some fantastic hold up play by Harry Kane.
United finished the year in third position but Van Gaal would repent his side’s missed chances.