Christian Eriksen scored the third fastest goal in Premier League history which laid the foundations for a fantastic and thoroughly deserved 2-0 victory against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The midfield magician curled home after just 11 seconds to give us the perfect start in what was a crunch game in our bid for a top four finish in the division. Jan Vertonghen sent a long ball forward after receiving the kick-off, Harry Kane nodded into the path of Dele Alli, whose mis-hit shot fell perfectly for Eriksen to stroke home – his 50th goal in our colours.
We doubled our lead on 28 minutes when Kieran Trippier’s fine low cross was put through his own net by United defender Phil Jones, putting us firmly in control of the match.
The visitors created very little, Hugo Lloris saving from Jesse Lingard early on and then producing a fine stop to deny Romelu Lukaku in the second half but at the other end, we were carving United open time and again, just failing to apply the finishing touches to some wonderful football.
Kane saw a number of efforts saved by David De Gea, Eriksen fired just wide from distance and Heung-Min Son was denied by the United stopper with 21 minutes remaining – although had he squared the ball to Kane, the England striker would have had a tap-in.
It mattered not though as we comfortably saw out the rest of the game in front of another record Premier League crowd – 81,978 in the stadium, surpassing our previous best of 80,827 against Liverpool earlier this season.