Premier League: Cavani and Greenwood seal Man Utd comeback win at Tottenham

Premier League: Manchester United's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has signed a one-year contract extension to stay at Old Trafford
Premier League: Manchester United's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has signed a one-year contract extension to stay at Old Trafford

Premier League – Manchester United Wins: Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood sealed Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur, cementing its place in the Premier League top-four while the London club’s hopes of joining it looked slim on Sunday.

Premier League – Manchester United Wins: Cavani had a goal controversially ruled out in an otherwise dull first half shortly before Son Heung-min gave Tottenham a 40th-minute lead with Spurs’ first shot on target.

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Premier League: Cavani and Greenwood seal Man Utd comeback win at Tottenham

The second half was far more lively with United dominant.

Fred equalised from close range just before the hour-mark and Cavani then made up for his first-half frustration by diving to head home in the 79th minute.

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The closest Tottenham came to an equaliser was when Cavani headed an attempted clearance against his own crossbar.

But substitute Greenwood made sure of the win when he fired past Hugo Lloris with almost the final kick.

Premier League – Manchester United Wins: Second-placed United’s win allowed it to cut runaway leaders Manchester City’s lead to 11 points having played one game fewer, although perhaps, more importantly, United is now nine points above fifth-placed Chelsea.
Tottenham stays in seventh spot, six points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.