Manchester United deliver worst performance in post-Ferguson era as Spurs leave Solskjaer clutching at straws
Manchester United 6-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min and Harry Kane score two apiece as Anthony Martial sees red in Old Trafford’s darkest day under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Aston Villa’s only win in their last 19 top-flight home games against Liverpool came in May 2011. Since then they’ve drawn five and lost 13.
Liverpool have won the last six league visits. Villa are due a win then.
Over to Villa Park now where Aston Villa are preparing to host Liverpool.
Neither side has lost in the league this season and if the Reds win they’ll join Everton at the top of the league.
Liverpool have earned five successive Premier League victories against Aston Villa, by an aggregate score of 15-3.
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More from Harry Kane who told BBC Sport:
“What a day for us. We were really on it, mindset wise and in the warm up. We go behind after a minute. But it shows the mindset how we responded. Even after the sending off we had to be ruthless. Second half was about being focused and winning comfortably.
“You never want to go behind early but if you react you can switch the momentum. You have to be up for the big games and be ruthless in both boxes. After that first minute they didn’t cause any problems.
“When you play so many games it is difficult but there is competition for places and togetherness. It is the one last push before the break.
“I just want to keep going. As the season go by, score as many as I can. Hopefully a few more before the end.”
Reaction from Harry Kane who says Tottenham are working towards being more ruthless. He said:
“Obviously we got off to the worst possible start but we felt good before the game and in the warm up.
“We had to take our chances and getting the third and fourth really killed the game and then it was about staying focussed. We felt really good before the game. The way we reacted after the start showed the mindset we are in.
“We are taking advantage of being more ruthless when the chances come.”
Did the red card make a difference?
“I think we were on top of the game by then, we had a foothold on it. The fact we took our chances really killed the game.”
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Man United 1-6 Spurs: An early Bruno Fernandes penalty was rendered irrelevant by goals from Ndombele, Son (2), Kane (2) and Aurier, while Martial saw red for the home side
Tottenham move up to fifth in the league, five points behind Everton. Man Utd are languishing in 16th after conceding 11 goals in three games.
90+3 mins: Full time at Old Trafford. An absolute mauling for Manchester United. Back-to-back defeats at home for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Spurs were exceptional even after giving away a penalty in the opening minute. Kane and Son is, perhaps, the best attacking partnership in the league at present.
90 mins: Three added minutes of agony left for Manchester United to endure.
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