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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United: match thread & how to watch

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Could Jose Mourinho’s tenure be ended by one of his former clubs?

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All there is to say has already been said. For the umpteenth time this season, Tottenham Hotspur choked away a lead in the last 10 minutes and let two crucial points slip away against Newcastle last Sunday. Instead of entering the weekend just one point out of fourth, Spurs remain stuck in a mess with West Ham, Chelsea, and Liverpool all within three points of each other.

The task now gets much harder as second-place Manchester United comes to town. The Red Devils have not lost in 10 straight Premier League matches, and were unbeaten in the 13 matches prior to that, so grabbing three points this Sunday will be a challenge. A draw here is probably fine, but that is far from a given either.

October’s 1-6 demolition at Old Trafford feels like a lifetime ago. An instant United penalty looked to be the start of a very long day, but both Tanguy Ndombele and Heung-Min Son scored in the next five minutes, with Harry Kane adding on after an Anthony Martial red card. Son and Serge Aurier found the net on opposite sides of halftime, and a Kane penalty finished off the incredible afternoon.

This team is still capable of this type of performance, but it seems foolish expecting anything close. There was once the hope that Jose Mourinho could find a way to set up against a big side, but at this point his tactics have run dry and his days in North London look numbered. Tottenham needs at least something from this match, and it will take some impressive individual efforts to do so.

Lineups

How to Watch

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. UK
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: none (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: Peacock Premium (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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