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Manchester United humiliated as Mourinho’s Spurs win 6-1 at Old Trafford

Manchester United vs Tottenham: Manchester United suffered a club record-equalling defeat in the Premier League era as they crashed to a 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur

By: Reuters | Manchester | Updated: October 5, 2020 8:45:37 am
manchester united, tottenhamManchester United were shambolic against Tottenham Hotspur. (AP Photos)

Manchester United vs Tottenham:  A shambolic Manchester United suffered a club record-equalling defeat in the Premier League era as they crashed to a 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane each scored twice for Spurs while United’s Anthony Martial was sent off in the 28th minute as Jose Mourinho celebrated a stunning victory on his return to the club which sacked him 22 months ago.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had taken a second-minute lead through a Bruno Fernandes penalty but Spurs responded quickly, taking advantage of some awful United defending as Tanguy Ndombele and Son put them 2-0 ahead.

United went down to 10 men after Martial was sent off following a clash with Erik Lamela at a corner and then Harry Kane made it 3-1.

Son added his second shortly before the break as United conceded four goals in the first half of a league game for the first time since 1957 — also to Spurs.

Serge Aurier made it 5-1 in the 51st minute before Kane completed the rout from the penalty spot.

United also lost 6-1 to Manchester City in October, 2011.

Man Utd’s heaviest Premier League defeats:

October 1996: Newcastle 5-0 Man Utd
October 1999: Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd
October 2011: Man Utd 1-6 Man City
October 2020: Man Utd 1-6 Spurs

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