Manchester United suffer joint-heaviest Premier League home defeat to concede six goals in the Premier League for only the third time after Anthony Martial dismissal with Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son double-braces seeing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side implode and crumble at Old Trafford on Super Sunday.
United began perfectly when Bruno Fernandes converted a second-minute penalty but soon found themselves a goal behind when Tanguy Ndombele and Heung-Min Son almost immediately turned the game around inside a frantic first seven minutes.
United’s Anthony Martial was flashed a straight red card for lunging out at Erik Lamela in the 28th minute, after which Spurs rubbed salt to United’s wounds as Harry Kane’s first and Son’s second goals saw the hosts concede four goals in the first half of a Premier League for the first time.
Piling on the pressure, Serge Aurier rifled in Spurs’ fifth goal early in the second half and Kane promptly wrapped up the proceedings with a sixth from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time to hammer in the final nail in the casket as Jose Mourinho haunted his former club on his second return to Old Trafford.
This victory sees Spurs climb to fifth in the Premier League – two points behind fourth-place Arsenal – after securing their second win of the campaign, while United crash to 16th place.
Solskjaer and his not-so-merry band will have some time to quickly try to figure out the shamble they’ve gotten into before they travel to face Newcastle at 3pm on October 17 after the international break, just a day before Spurs host London rivals West Ham on Super Sunday at 4.30pm.