Manchester United ran out 1-0 winners at Old Trafford against Tottenham thanks to an Anthony Martial goal but it was Romelu Lukaku’s assist that had many fans purring.
Football as simple as it gets- David De Gea goal kick to Lukaku who’s flicked header finds Martial and the Frenchman cooly slots it away to give United all three points.
The Belgian striker has been accused of disappearing during big games but was a central figure in the goal that gave the Red Devils an important win.
Starved of service in recent games, it was a bit better for Romelu as he was partnered with Marcus Rashford upfront but it was Anthony who linked up well with the former Everton man.
Most of what United do goes through Lukaku and United fans will be incredibly happy with their star striker’s performance against the London club.
Manchester United have deserved the lead. Unbelievable header from Lukaku. Calm finish, as always from Martial. That goal could be HUGE.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 28, 2017
That assist from Lukaku is underrated.. Fantastic ball in
— ???? Henry Orji (@Hunccho) October 28, 2017
Lukaku's flick on for Martial is up there with the most intricate of threaded passes from any No10
— James Robson (@jamesrobsonES) October 28, 2017
Lukaku been really good, never stopped. Flick for the goal was classic.
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) October 28, 2017
Asked to run the channels and win key headers for his team, the strong forward worked tirelessly to help United keep their title challenge on track.
Tottenham’s defeat opens up an important gap between the two clubs whilst simultaneously keeping up the pace with Manchester City.
Facing one of the Premier League’s best centre-back pairings in Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen is no easy task but Lukaku was up to the challenge.
The Belgian striker will surely have better days in front of goal himself but will need better service from his teammates so that he could be the one finishing off chances rather than setting them up.