In the 39th minute of this afternoon’s marquee Premier League tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, Spurs took the lead just minutes after the Red Devils had a goal disallowed.
Low and behold it was the very same player that led to VAR’s intervention that put the sword to Manchester United, as Heung-Min Son quickly shook off the brush from Scott McTominay to score.
Tanguy Ndombele sparked danger with a lovely ball into Harry Kane from deep, the prolific striker sent it on to Lucas Moura with a lovely first-time pass that somehow went by Victor Lindelof.
Moura slotted the ball across the box where a wide open Son was free to tuck the ball into the net.
United’s defensive positioning was awful, Aaron Wan-Bissaka left his post at right-back to stand near Kane, who ultimately got to the ball anyway.
The best explanation for the United full-back’s bad spot is the fact that Harry Maguire was out towards left-back, leaving Lindelof to shuffle across towards Moura and in turn Wan-Bissaka more central.
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? Son puts Spurs in the lead! ?
The player who was fouled in the build-up to Man Utd’s disallowed goal scores the opener! The drama of the Premier League!. ?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 11, 2021
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Certainly a very bitter pill for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and their fans to swallow. Unfortunately, this is just how football tends to play out.