Anthony Martial sent off for 'striking' Erik Lamela to cap nightmare first-half for Man Utd
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.
What is going on!? 🤯
Eric Lamela puts his arm to Anthony Martial's face in the box before the Frenchman retaliates and is sent off! 😲🟥
Have #THFC got away with one there?
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Things became much worse for United almost instantly. Kane capitalised on more shambolic defending from United before Son added a fourth before half-time.