Tottenham returned back into contention for a top-four finish and made Alexis Sanchez adapt to a miserable return to North London with a comfortable 2-0 victory against Manchester United at Wembley.
Sanchez, making his Premier League debut for United following his recent transfer from Arsenal, suffered  frustration as Spurs coasted to the points after taking the lead through Christian Eriksen's goal on 11 seconds. An own goal by Phil Jones on 28 minutes extended Tottenham's lead and United were fortunate not to concede a 31st minute penalty after Antonio Valencia fouled Dele Alli 12 yards from goal.
But while Tottenham were hugely impressive, United produced arguably their worst performance of the season, prompting Jose Mourinho to substitute Paul Pogba after 62 minutes following the £89 million midfielder's anonymous display. Marouane Fellaini, Pogba's second-half replacement, was himself withdrawn after just seven minutes, prompting the Belgium international to take off his shirt and march straight down the tunnel.
United clearly failed to perform but their defeat could also be attributed to Mourinho's unusually adventurous team selection against a top six rival. Meanwhile, Spurs took full advantage by exposing the fault-lines in United's line-up and claiming the win that moves them to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea.

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