Manchester United were presented with the perfect opportunity to put their shock defeat to Brighton behind them, by beating Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on bank holiday Monday.
Alas, the ideal scenario was fast snatched away from them, with a ruthless Spurs side taking all three points back to London with them.
It was a tale of two halves in all honesty, with United absolutely dominant in the first 45 minutes – but without taking their chances.
A key moment in the game came when Romelu Lukaku rounded Hugo Lloris and found himself with an open goal to stroke the ball into – but his finish was dragged mere centimetres wide of the far post – taken on his weaker right foot, rather than the left foot which would have provided a near-certain goal.
The two sides went in goalless at the break, and a different Spurs team came out the tunnel following half-time; a ruthless, hungry side emerged, and sent United to bed.
The opener came through Harry Kane with a world-class header, before a Lucas Moura brace sealed the deal for Spurs.
Here are our United player ratings on a frankly dismal night at Old Trafford.