There was more VAR controversy as Manchester United came from behind to deal Tottenham’s top-four hopes a major blow with a 3-1 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Cavani grabs winning goal in superb Manchester United comeback
A lacklustre first period burst into dramatic fashion in 34 minutes when Edinson Cavani tucked home Paul Pogba’s pass. However, a VAR review resulted in the referee harshly ruling out the strike for a foul on Son Heung-min by Scott McTominay in the build-up.
Son then duly rubbed salt in the visitors’ wounds just minutes later when he capped his first start since recovering from a hamstring injury by firing home Lucas Moura’s unselfish pass.
United responded correctly and deservedly levelled on 57 minutes when Fred smashed in the rebound after Hugo Lloris had made a fine save to deny Cavani.
The visitors continued to look the better side. It was probably quite fitting that Cavani was the man to grab the winner with a superb diving header 11 minutes from time before Mason Greenwood made sure of the points in injury time.
The result sees Spurs stay seventh, but they are now six points adrift of fourth-placed West Ham.