Paul Pogba helps earn Manchester United a draw at Tottenham
Bruno Fernandes salvages a point from the penalty spot
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba vies for the ball against Tottenham
A moment of magic from Paul Pogba helped Manchester United earn a deserved point in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham, where there was some late VAR drama.
The Frenchman, coming up against his former adversary Jose Mourinho, produced a fine piece of skill to win an 81st-minute penalty, which Bruno Fernandes coolly converted to cancel out Steven Bergwijn’s first-half opener for Spurs.
It looked like Fernandes would have a second opportunity from the spot 10 minutes later when referee Jonathan Moss saw another foul by Eric Dier, but the video referee rightly overturned the decision.
United were full value for their point and had a host of chances to win the game in the second half as Spurs failed to see it out, despite their pragmatic approach.
The hosts led after Bergwijn’s 27th-minute strike, which earned United goalkeeper David De Gea strong criticism – notably from former captain Roy Keane – for not stopping a shot which was straight at him