Manchester United conceded after only 11 seconds against Tottenham on Wednesday – and remarkably it’s the seventh time they have gone behind in the first minute of a Premier League fixture.
Christian Eriksen put Spurs ahead straight from kick off following neat flicks from Harry Kane, much to the dismay of Jose Mourinho.
“I don’t think it is very normal to concede a goal like we did after 15 seconds,” he said.
“It is especially ridiculous because the players, they watch it before, we analyse opponents and work on opponents’ dynamics and routines. The players they knew the long ball, they knew that Harry Kane – before the kick-off, is already inside the opponent’s half. We knew everything.
“Then we don’t press the ball – one mistake. We don’t pick the ball in the air – second mistake. We don’t win the second ball on the ground – third mistake. We don’t cover the inside when Eriksen comes – four mistakes. Four mistakes after 15 seconds and you are losing 1-0 against a good team.”
And here is a reminder of all seven goals United have conceded in the first minute of a Premier League fixture.
Manchester United failed to even touch the ball before Eriksen put Spurs ahead on Wednesday.
But the funniest thing about the goal has to be this supporter’s reaction.
— Gilly 🤙🏻 (@Gilly0151) January 31, 2018
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In successive home games, United were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool and Manchester City, Dzeko setting the tone for the latter.
A happier occasion for United supporters. Defoe may have put Tottenham ahead at White Hart Lane with a fine overhead kick, but the visitors fought back to win 3-1 thanks to goals from Ryan Giggs, Anderson and Wayne Rooney – despite having Paul Scholes sent off.
Another game in which United came from behind to secure victory in London.
Harewood put West Ham ahead after just 52 seconds, only for Rooney to inspire the Red Devils with a goal and assist in the first match following the death of George Best.
The third of three-consecutive draws between United and Wimbledon, Euell took advantage of some scruffy defending to fire the hosts ahead.
Jordi Cruyff equalised for Alex Ferguson’s men, but they fell behind once more when Carl Cort scored for the Dons. Henning Berg was United’s unlikely saviour with the second equaliser of the day.
Equalling United’s biggest margin of defeat under Fergie, the writing was on the wall when Poyet put Chelsea ahead after 28 seconds at Stamford Bridge.
Poyet scored again to add to goals from Chris Sutton, Jody Morris and a Berg OG as the Blues beat United 5-0, ending the Red Devils’ run of 29 games without a defeat in emphatic style.
#CFC need only 30 Second to score against Man Utd .
– Gus Poyet 03 Oct 1999 .(left)
– Pedro 23 Oct 2016 . (right)@CFCvid
— Chelsea Vines™ (@CFC_Vine) October 25, 2016
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