In fact, the Reds should have been unstoppable long before Fernandes scored the game’s crucial second goal in the 69th minute; if not for Lloris’ heroics, the Reds’ winning margin would have been wider.
In Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, Bruno Fernandes produced nine opportunities, the most in a Premier League game since he produced 10 against Aston Villa in September.
United currently trail the visitors by just four points as they suffer just their second Premier League defeat of the campaign.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 19, 2022
With 19 total attempts, Manchester United tried 14 shots from beyond the box in the first half against Tottenham, which is a Premier League record for the Red Devils.
Such a courageous effort positions United nicely for its greater matchup with top-four opponent Chelsea this weekend, while Tottenham hosts Newcastle on Sunday in an effort to avenge their humiliating loss.
Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Everton on Saturday brought them level with Manchester City in the Premier League standings, where they were previously sitting in third place, three spots above their hosts.
However, the distance from the EPL leaders and bitter rivals – Arsenal is still four points. Although Spurs have put together a three-game winning streak, they typically perform much worse away from home.
The team led by Antonio Conte has scored just three goals in their past five games while only winning two of their seven away games so far this campaign.