Watch: De Gea produces masterclass as Man United beat Tottenham
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Watch: De Gea produces masterclass as Man United beat Tottenham

Man. United's David De Gea celebrates the win over Tottenham after goalkeeping masterclass.

Man. United's David De Gea celebrates the win over Tottenham after goalkeeping masterclass.

Manchester United proved on Sunday that their recovery under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no flash in the pan, with Marcus Rashford pouncing to seal a 1-0 win in a thrilling contest against Tottenham.

The two sides went toe-to-toe in an open game but while both teams had multiple chances, United goalkeeper David de Gea proved the difference, making a string of phenomenal saves.

United, with Lingard, Anthony Martial and Rashford racing forward at every opportunity, looked dangerous and moments before half time, Lingard cut out a careless cross-field ball from Kieran Trippier and nudged the ball to Pogba, who had time to look up and measure a raking cross-field pass to Rashford, racing down the right.

Rashford still had plenty to do but kept his nerve to fire right-footed past Lloris and into the far corner -- Lloris got fingertips to the ball but was unable to keep it out.

Tottenham came out of the blocks smartly after the restart and Kane looked certain to level from close range but De Gea saved brilliantly with his left foot before pulling off a fine save to deny an Alli headed effort.

Spurs, roared on by a passionate home crowd, were building up a head of steam and Alli had a golden chance to equalise but De Gea was again equal to the task, saving with his legs.

The Spaniard produced yet another stunning save to keep out Toby Alderweireld before flying to his right to cling on to a Kane free-kick.

Spurs had further chances in a frenetic ending but could find no way past De Gea.

The win lifts United to level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal and six behind Chelsea, currently in the fourth and final Champions League spot, but Spurs remain nine points behind leaders Liverpool.

 

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