Lucas Moura scored two goals on Monday night to help Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford in the last Week 3 game of the Premier League.
The Brazilian’s first goal came minutes after Harry Kane’s deadlock-breaking header. He then capped Tottenham’s biggest win at United in 46 years six minutes from the end.
Spurs join Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford on maximum points from three matches. But it is back-to-back defeats in August for United for the first time since the Premier League’s debut season.
United started out as the better side and had a chance within 20 seconds when Fred latched onto a Jesse Lingard flick-on, only to shoot wide.
The Red Devils kept piling the pressure with Romelu Lukaku, Lingard, Pogba all having their chances but none could bury the ball into the net.
The misses by United proved costly as Tottenham were in front shortly after the restart with Kane heading home from a Kieran Trippier corner.
And minutes after, it got worse for United when Ander Herrera kept Eriksen onside and the Denmark international crossed for Lucas Moura, who fired in a first-time shot to make it 2-0.
Lucas put the match to bed five minutes from full-time; firing an unstoppable shot past De Gea.
The victory means Spurs keep pace with Liverpool, Watford and Chelsea on nine points atop the table and puts Man United on three points and in 13th place.
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