Fernandes penalty rescues point for Man United at Tottenham

An 81st minute penalty from Bruno Fernandes ensured Manchester United came away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a crucial point in the race for the Champions League places. 

Spurs, who welcomed Harry Kane back into the team for the first time since New Year’s Day, took the lead in the 27th minute through Steven Bergwijn’s powerful low strike.

It looked as though his goal was going to be enough to give the London club all three points, however Eric Dier provided the Red Devils with a chance to equalise when he fouled Paul Pogba inside the box.

Fernandes made no mistake from the spot, placing his effort in to the bottom-left corner, to level the scores.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men thought they were going to have the chance to complete a late turnaround when they were awarded a second penalty in the dying minutes after Dier appeared to trip Fernandes, however VAR overturned the decision.

The result keeps United four points ahead of Spurs with eight league games remaining.

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