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Edwards inspires Spurs to first victory

25 Aug 2017
Spurs v Man Utd PL2, Marcus Edwards goal

Midfielder opens scoring as Luke Shaw features for 90 minutes but United lose 3-0 at Lamex Stadium

Marcus Edwards set Tottenham Hotspur on their way to a first victory of the Division 1 season, beating Manchester United 3-0 at the Lamex Stadium.

Luke Shaw continued his return to fitness, playing the full 90 minutes for United, for whom striker James Wilson, also making his comeback, lasted 78 minutes.

Edwards' 20-yard curled shot (pictured above) opened the scoring in the 11th minute and 60 seconds later it was 2-0 as Japhet Tanganga powered in a header.

Spurs made it 3-0 on 25 minutes when Shaw was dispossessed and Joe Pritchard provided a clever finish.

United started to control the game in the second half but could not convert it into goals.

They next face Arsenal on 8 September while Spurs travel to Everton on 11 September.

See: Spurs report | Man Utd report  

See: PL2 D1 table

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