Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United: Son rescues point but Spurs' Champions League hopes fading fast

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Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min rescued a much-needed point for Tottenham but their Champions League hopes hang by a thread following a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Ryan Mason was instilled as interim boss following Cristian Stellini's exit in the wake of Sunday's crushing 6-1 defeat at Newcastle United, though matters did not start well, with Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford putting Erik ten Hag's side in control.

Yet Porro's terrific goal injected life into Spurs before Son completed the comeback late on.

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A draw might stop the rot for Spurs, though their Champions League hopes are fading fast, with United still six points clear in fourth with two games in hand.

Spurs effectively picked up where they left off on Tyneside, cracking after seven minutes when Sancho cut back into the box and powered a low strike past Fraser Forster.

Desperate defence from Ivan Perisic on the goal-line denied the winger a second after an effort ricocheted off Forster and towards a gaping net.

United would not be denied their second however, with Rashford superbly bringing down a sweeping long ball from Bruno Fernandes before tucking home.

Clement Lenglet hit the bar as Spurs came out of the blocks after the restart, and they had their equaliser when Porro prodded a wonderful finish beyond David De Gea.

Fernandes missed a golden chance two minutes later, smashing a one-on-one opportunity against the crossbar.

His misfire was punished in with 11 minutes remaining – Son on hand to tap in at the left post following Harry Kane's lovely assist.

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After a pair of debilitating losses cast them away from the top four race, Tottenham truly needed a win to keep reignite their hopes, given United have two games in hand and a six-point cushion.

Spurs did, at least, end a run of four straight league losses to United, who in turn lost ground on third-placed Newcastle; Eddie Howe's side side trashed lowly Everton 4-1 at Goodison Park on Thursday.

Son-Kane connection strikes again

The point-clinching finish for Son came courtesy of another great ball from Kane, keeping up their remarkable bond in front of goal.

No player in Premier League history has assisted a single team-mate to score more times than Kane has for Son now, with 24 matched only by Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

Rashford still hot to touch

It may not have sealed victory, but Rashford's resurgence this year remains one of the headline delights for United.

The England international scored his 50th away goal for United in all competitions, at least 19 more than any other player for the club since his debut in February 2016.

Key Opta Facts

- United have led by at least two goals in a Premier League game and not won for the first time since a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in January 2022, having won each of their last 15 such games when 2+ goals ahead.
- Tottenham have now come from two goals down to avoid defeat three times in the Premier League this season (3-2 vs Bournemouth and 2-2 vs Brentford), their most in a single Premier League campaign.
- Rashford's goal and assist tonight took his tally to 21 for goal involvements in the Premier League this season (16 goals, five assists), only registering more in 2019-20 (24).
- Six of Fernandes’ seven Premier League assists for Manchester United this season have been for Rashford – only Kevin De Bruyne has provided more assists for one player's goals in the Premier League in 2022-23 (eight for Erling Haaland).

What's next?

Tottenham head north to face Liverpool while United return home to host Aston Villa, both on Sunday.