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Sam Allardyce: 'Jose Mourinho not to blame for Man United's defeat to Spurs'

Allardyce: 'United were better than Spurs'
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Former England boss Sam Allardyce says that Jose Mourinho was not to blame for Manchester United's 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

Sam Allardyce has defended Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after Tottenham Hotspur emerged as 3-0 winners at Old Trafford on Monday night.

A header from Harry Kane and a Lucas Moura double condemned United to their second successive defeat in the Premier League, leaving the North-West giants sitting in 13th place in the top-flight standings.

Mourinho came in for criticism before and after the match, but Allardyce has said that the Portuguese cannot be blamed for the latest setback, with United having created 14 more shots on goal than the visitors.

Allardyce told talkSPORT: "United had 57% possession, 23 shots at goal and five on target. Tottenham had 43% possession, nine shots on goals and five on target. It's only about Tottenham's finishing that got them the victory – normally that result would never happen.

"So is it a freak result? When you've had 23 shots at your own place and you have not scored, that is not the manager's fault, but the manager always gets blamed at the end of the day.

"Mourinho has set his team up to attack, they've created enough chances and opportunities to win the game comfortably, they failed to take those chances and they ended up being sucker punched by some pretty poor defending."

United are next in action when they make the short trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Sunday.


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Manchester United manager watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on August 27, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
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13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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