Manager Mauricio Pochettino praised Tottenham’s “aggressive” opening as Christian Eriksen’s goal after just 11 seconds helped them to a deserved win over Manchester United at Wembley.
The Dane latched on to flicks from Harry Kane and Dele Alli to side-foot home the joint-third fastest goal scored in the Premier League.
“You can win a game if you’re ready to fight,” said Pochettino. “It was massive to be up early in the game.”
United responded well – with Jesse Lingard almost levelling – only for Phil Jones to turn Kieran Trippier’s cross into his own net to double Spurs’ lead.
Manager Jose Mourinho described the first goal as “ridiculous”, and added: “The second goal mentally kills the team.
“To win matches a team needs to score goals and also defend well – on this occasion we were very bad.”