It’s been two weeks since Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar made Champions League history by becoming the youngest goalkeeper to ever play in the competition, breaking Iker Casillas’s record at the tender age of 18 years and 52 days. What was even more memorable was Svilar’s horrendous mistake on a Marcus Rashford free kick, when the young Belgian caught the curler but dumbly brought the ball with him across his own goal line. The mistake gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory.
In the end, a top of the table clash between Manchester United and Tottenham at Old Trafford was decided in the most route one way imaginable. In the 81st minute, David de Gea launched one upfield at Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker's towering flick unlocked the Spurs defense, Anthony Martial, on as a 70th minute substitute, got on the end of it and dispatched his shot beyond Hugo Lloris in goal. In between, the narrative stayed pretty true to form.
A rainy day in West Yorkshire turned to magic today as Huddersfield Town did the unexpected. After fending off Manchester United for the first 92 minutes, Huddersfield played five minutes of stoppage time like men possessed. The defense in particular showed frantic inspiration, fending off a series of attempts that seemed certain to materialize in a goal, but never did. In the end, Huddersfield beat Manchester United for the first time in 65 years in what will be the match of the weekend.