Well it’s finally happened for Jose Mourinho, after three 1-1 draws in the Premier League in-a-row, Manchester United have finally managed to see out a 1-0 victory.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed the win and became the first player from Armenia to net in England’s top flight after blasting past an impressive Hugo Lloris in the 29th minute.
Spurs had their chances, particularly from a Victor Wanyama header, but it has to be said that the Red Devils were full value for their 1-0 success.
Here’s three things we took from the game…
United fans really need to pray for Mkhitaryan
Since coming back from exile, the Armenian has proved to Mourinho he’s got more X Factor than Honey G by making the area behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic his own of late.
4 – Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been involved in 4 goals (2 goals, 2 assists) in his last 4 Man Utd games after none in the first 8. Refreshed.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2016
He again proved his worth today by utterly running the show in midfield and grabbing a beautiful winner to boot.
A 1st PL goal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, he becomes the 98th player to score in the PL for Man Utd & the 1st Armenian for any team pic.twitter.com/EgUyHDVy5q
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 11, 2016
But, his day was cruelly ended by a challenge from Tottenham’s Danny Rose in the 84th minute – which saw him leave the field on a stretcher. United fans wasted no time in flooding social media to offer support to Mkhitaryan, who looks to have a serious ankle knock.
You don’t deserve this. Take my ankles, @HenrikhMkh
— Justin (@JCarpio_) December 11, 2016
— Rich Lee (@RichLee2202) December 11, 2016
Please be okay @HenrikhMkh ???
— Kanye_Interrupted_Me (@TraceyManus) December 11, 2016
Get well soon!
2. Fellaini has fallen foul of the Old Trafford faithful
Marouane Fellaini’s embarrassing cameo at Goodison Park has not been forgotten by the United supporters it seems.
With today’s contest in the melting pot again with 15 minutes to go Jose sent the Belgian out to warm up. To put it mildly, some of those inside Old Trafford made their feelings known to the manager on the planned tactical move.
We know it’s panto season and Fellaini was a naughty boy last week, but was their really a need to boo him?
— Ow3n13 (@13mart13) December 11, 2016
— Ryan Licious White (@LiciousRyan) December 11, 2016
@Fellaini stay away from the pitch !
— Buzor☠️ (@_buzor) December 11, 2016
Quality stuff from United fans there.
1-0 up, yet they boo their own player Marouane Fellaini as he comes out to warm up on the sidelines.
— Ros Madigan (@rosmad) December 11, 2016
3. What now for Spurs?
Having been knocked out of the Champions League, today’s defeat was Tottenham’s third reverse in their last five outings.
With his outfit still just three points from the top four, another foray into the transfer market in January is simply a must for Mauricio Pochettino.
When Moussa Sissoko comes off the bench and is your best player then you’re in trouble
— TDE Mig (@Michael17THFC) December 11, 2016
Summer signings like Vincent Janssen and Moussa Sissoko have been about as useful as an underwater hairdryer to Spurs this campaign, so they may need to splash the cash once more if they don’t want to be traversing Europe on Thursdays next season.