Christian Eriksen admitted it was an odd feeling to open the scoring with his first touch as his goal within 11 seconds propelled Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Eriksen's strike is the third fastest in Premier League history, with the Dane keeping his cool to side foot beyond United goalkeeper David de Gea after latching on to Dele Alli's feathered flick.

"It feels a bit weird to score from your first touch," Eriksen told BT Sport 1. "It was the perfect start to a game and after we never gave it away. We had a lot of chances to score more goals, I think we had a strong game."

United defender Phil Jones diverted Kieran Trippier's cross into his own net in the 28th minute as Spurs closed the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to two points.

Eric Dier added: "One of the criticisms of ourselves over the last couple of weeks was our slow starts, it was something we wanted to improve on and we definitely did today.

"We were in control of the game from beginning to end, we came out and pressed them and didn't give them any time. They suffered under it and I think that's where the second goal comes from."