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04th Oct 2020

Anthony Martial sent off for ‘striking’ Erik Lamela to cap nightmare first-half for Man Utd

Simon Lloyd

Caught your breath yet? Nope, us neither

Anthony Martial was shown a straight red card to cap a terrible first-half showing against Tottenham on Sunday.

Bruno Fernandes had put United a goal up after Martial earned a penalty in the opening minute, but things swiftly fell apart from United.

Spurs instantly hit back with a Tanguy Ndombele equaliser, soon followed by a goal from Son Heung-min.

After cutting through United at will, Spurs earned a corner. As the players waited for it to be taken, however, Lamela appeared to elbow Martial, who responded by lashing out with such force the Argentine was sent to deck in agony.

A red card soon followed for Martial, approved by VAR. Lamela received a yellow and was thankfully able to recover.

Things became much worse for United almost instantly. Kane capitalised on more shambolic defending from United before Son added a fourth before half-time.