Tottenham 1-1 Man Utd - Bruno Fernandes' late penalty keeps Man U. In champions league spot after Steven Bergwijn opener (photos)

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Tottenham and Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw on Friday night in a behind closed doors match due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Tottenham's January signing, Steven Bergwijn, opened the scoring for Jose Mourinho's side against Manchester United with a well-taken strike after a counterattack that left Harry Maguire clueless as he failed to track down, before United star boy Bruno Fernandes levelled from the penalty spot towards the end of the match.

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Tottenham's starting line-up included Lloris, Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Davies; Sissoko, Winks, Bergwijn, Lamela, Son; Kane while Man United benched Paul Pogba and started with De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Fernandes; Martial, James, Rashford. Nigerian striker Ighalo was left on the bench alongside Matic and Lingard.

Tottenham held on towards the end despite pressure heaped on their defence but a goal from Fernandes' penalty after Pogba was tripped on the byline ten minutes from the end of the match, ensured the match ended in a draw.

Goalscorer Steven Bergwijn after the match spoke to the media.

He told Sky Sports:

“”We had a good first half, but we let them have too much pressure in the second half.

“It is different with no public. There are millions of people watching the game though.”

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Star player, Bruno Fernandes was asked about his role playing with Paul Pogba and whether it impacts his game.

He replied:

“No, it doesn't change nothing. As a team we need to look for the Champions League. We are one point closer but they [Chelsea] need to play.

“I like the pressure so maybe with the crowd it [the penalty] will be better but maybe next time I shoot another one.

On the second spot kick that was overturned, Fernandes added:

“I kick the ball and after I kick the ball I found his foot. It doesn't matter, VAR is here to help. If they think it is not a penalty, then we need to accept and nothing more.”

“I think we did very well, was a difficult game. We start good with our ideas but they score on the counter. We are all the time in the game. We score we have a lot of chances to score. It is a good result but we are not happy with it.

“Maybe in the second half we create more chances than the first half. The game was good, after a long stop I think we did very well.

“We were training hard in the past weeks, I was in a group with Paul, so to find a connection was easier. But I find a good connection with everyone but the most important is the same and I think Paul thinks the same. It doesn't matter who scores.”

More photos below.

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