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Mkhitaryan opens account as Man Utd win

11 Dec 2016
Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goal

Armenian's first Premier League goal enough to beat Spurs and claim first win in four

Man Utd 1-0 Spurs

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first Premier League proved the difference as Manchester United overcame Tottenham Hotspur with their first win in four Premier League matches.

United were rewarded for a dominant first-half display when Mkhitaryan finished off Ander Herrera’s through-ball on 29 minutes.

In so doing, Mkhitaryan became the first Armenian, and the 96th different nationality, to score in the competition.

Victor Wanyama had a great chance to level after the break, but his free header from six yards went wide.

Paul Pogba twice threatened to give United a second goal but was denied by the bar, then Hugo Lloris.

The hosts held on, despite Mkhitaryan’s departure on a stretcher, to move within three points of Spurs, who are fifth.

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