EPL 2020-21: A look at the records broken as Manchester United hammered by Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United suffered one of their heaviest defeats in the English Premier League, as their horror start to the season continued. United have managed to win just a match so far in three games, as they lurk in the 16th spot of the table, two places above relegation.
Record champions of England Manchester United, succumbed to one of their heaviest defeats in the Premier League history, as they were humbled by Tottenham Hotspur 1-6, at Old Trafford, on Sunday. The loss pushed them down to the 16th spot in the table, while it was their second loss in three matches of the season.
Match report: United were the first to take the lead within two minutes, courtesy of a Bruno Fernandes penalty. However, their defence was devastatingly shaky, as Spurs soon bounced back and took the lead within seven minutes. A red card for Anthony Martial made things even worse for the hosts, as they trailed 1-4 at half-time. The second half was no different, as the visitors added a couple more for a smooth 6-1 win. Consequently, a number of records were broken, as we take a look at some of the major ones.
Fernandes scores earliest EPL penalty for United: Fernandes's penalty in the second minute was nothing less than a consolation for United. Nonetheless, he scored the fastest penalty for United in the history of EPL (1:37). The record for the fastest in the competition is held by Sergio Aguero (1:12).
Fastest three in seven: The tie also witnessed the fastest opening three goals in the history of the tournament. It took seven minutes for that to happen, as the record for the same was previously scripted during a Burney-Manchester City tie in 2010, and Nottingham Forest-United in 1999, all that happened in seven minutes as well.
United's earliest send-off: Martial's red-card in the 28th minute was the earliest a player from the club had been sent off in the competition at Old Trafford. It is also their 16th similar red-card in the tournament to date.
Earliest four goals conceded by United: While United conceded their earliest two goals in the competition, they also happened to concede four goals within half-time for the first time. It took them 1,079 matches to do so.
Tottenham dominate at Old Trafford: Spurs are the only side to date have scored four goals within half-time at Old Trafford in the league. They previously did so in 1957, which they had won 4-3.
Jose Mourinho scripts some unique ones: Mourinho became one of the EPL managers to face his former side in the competition and score five away goals. The previous similar instance happened in 2018 when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United faced Cardiff City and won 5-1. He also scripted the joint-best record of the biggest margin of win in the tournament by a manager while facing his former club. He equalled Brendon Rodgers' record of 5-0 when Liverpool had beaten Swansea City in 2013.