ANTHONY MARTIAL came off the bench to get a late winner for Manchester United.
Tottenham had arguably been the better team at Old Trafford, but were unable to get that goal which would maintain their unbeaten away record.
But Jose Mourinho got a first win of the season against a direct title rival.
Despite the relatively low game, it was an entertaining match with action at both ends.
Hugo Lloris pulled off a great save to deny Lukaku, while the Belgian also hit the post with a terrific header.
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It’s usually one of the duo starting, before being replaced by the other late on.
And for the fifth time this season, the oncoming substitute has scored.
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Spurs’ away hell
Tottenham had won every match away from Wembley this season.
But their away record against their nearest rivals is poor — with just the one victory against Manchester City in 2016 — in 16 matches.
That is an area Tottenham will have to improve on if they are to take the next step and win the title.
New, maturer Dele Alli
Didn’t even see this haha. Dele Alli approaching Lukaku then immediately regretting it. pic.twitter.com/UTv4pBZBFF
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) October 28, 2017
Mourinho had clearly told his players to wind up the Tottenham man.
Ashley Young primarily was in his face during various flashpoints throughout the first-half.
But Alli, who has been guilty of losing his head during similar incidents in the past, kept his cool and didn’t react.
United the standard-bearer for giving youth a chance
Marcus Rashford started with Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay on the bench.
It meant the Red Devils have now included a homegrown player in every single matchday squad for 80 years.
The run consists of 3,883 matches and started on October 30, 1937.
Without Kane, Tottenham aren’t as able
Mauricio Pochettino’s men played well at Old Trafford and were arguably the better side.
But they were definitely missing their main man — with Christian Eriksen’s balls over the top regularly headed clear by United’s defenders.
Alli missed a great chance moments before Martial’s goal which Kane would have devoured.