First half goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and captain Wayne Rooney helped Manchester United to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their English Premier League encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday. The hosts opened the scoring as early as the ninth minute when Fellaini found a Carrick pass and powered it past Hugo Lloris to take the lead. Ten minutes later provider turned scorer when Carrick latched on to a rebound from a Fellaini chance to head home his side’s second of the night.
The Old Trafford faithful was treated to a United performance of old as the home side continued to dominate possession and attacking options while defending thier goals with confidence. They were up out of their seats once more as their skipper Rooney got in on the action when Nabil Bentaleb gave the ball away cheaply in the middle of the park and the Englishman powered towards goal firing home what would be the knockout blow to a poor Spurs side as they headed into the half-time break with a three goal lead. In the second stanza the men from London had a little bit more of the possession but Louis Van Gaal’s men still stood firm showing no weakness.
Mauricio Pochettino’s charges had a few half chances but the United defensive setup was not tested. Rooney and company had a number of attacking chances to speak of themselves despite taking the tempo of the game down a notch but the Reds of Manchester were able to see out the half with their healthy lead intact as they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.