EPL: Alexis Sanchez scores as Manchester United beat Huddersfield

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Mourinho, who now turns his attentions to Huddersfield Town in tomorrow's Premier League clash at Old Trafford, lamented his side's lack of composure from the first whistle in midweek.

Romelu Lukaku scored the opener for United in the second half against the Terriers, before former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez netted his first goal for his new club.

"The second goal I don't call ridiculous, I just call this unlucky, so unlucky is different to ridiculous and after that Tottenham have the game in their hands and they can play the way they want to".

"The second goal mentally kills the team".

Juan Mata peeled away smartly along the left wing before delivering a unsafe cross aimed towards the front post which the Belgian forward managed to steer past goalkeeper Jonas Lössl with precision. "We had a lot of chances to score more goals, I think we had a strong game".

"The game is important for us because we need points to be the first of the last [after Manchester City]".

"If he can be back by the end of March, I hope we have a big April and a big May still to play in more than one competition".

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But their timing is curious, especially after Brown made it clear he wanted to be on the team earlier in the day. It is curious though that Drummond chose to single out Brown and give praise to Simmons.

Jose Mourinho was left lamenting a "ridiculous goal" after one of the quickest strikes in Premier League history sent his Manchester United side on the way to a damaging 2-0 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday.

However, Mourinho had more positive news on the latter pair, suggesting that they could return later this month."They are working on the pitch but not yet with us as a group so they are not very close to a return", admitted the manager.

"Then we don't press the ball".

The painful defeat for United realistically ends any lingering hopes they may have harboured of catching runaway leaders City.

The former Chelsea manager insisted afterwards the Belgium worldwide went off with a lateral ligament injury and it was one of many talking points for the visitors.

The Portuguese made the surprising - albeit realistic - admission on Friday that table-topping Manchester City's lead was insurmountable, with second spot the best his side could manage.

"I am still in North London, wearing red and surrounded by footballers who can't seem to defend", the Chilean told his agent.

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