Manchester Utd 3 Spurs 0

Marouane Fellaini

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Mar­ch 15, 2015. Fol­low­ing a clo­se 2-1 FA Cup Quart­er-Fi­nal de­feat away to Ar­senal, Man­chester Uni­ted over­came Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur by a 3-0 score at ho­me in the Pre­mier Lea­gue cour­tesy of fir­st ha­lf goals from Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Mi­chael Car­rick, and Way­ne Rooney.

Bel­gian in­ter­na­tion­al Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, who was ev­entually re­placed by Colom­bi­an front­man Ra­damel Fal­cao wi­th sev­en min­utes left of the Sunday en­counter at The Theatre of Dreams, put Man­chester Uni­ted in­to an early lead wi­th a low left-footed ef­fort across Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur shot stop­per Hugo Llor­is and in­to the bot­tom cor­ner of the goal in the ninth min­ute of the Pre­miership fix­ture, be­fore his fel­low mid­field man Mi­chael Car­rick doubled their ad­vant­age wi­th a bril­liantly dir­ec­ted head­er ag­ainst his for­mer em­ploy­er af­ter nine­teen min­utes of fierce ac­tion. Then, wi­th el­ev­en min­utes re­maining of the fir­st pe­riod, Tot­ten­ham and Al­ger­ia in­ter­na­tion­al mid­fielder Nab­il Bentaleb gif­ted the ball to Way­ne Roo­ney, who stormed goal­wards and slot­ted ho­me from twelve yards out, and wi­th no more goals be­ing sco­red dur­ing the sec­ond ha­lf of the tie, Louis van Gaal´s boys ran out fully de­served 3-0 win­ners. But des­pite de­feat­ing The White Hart Laners, Man­chester Uni­ted re­mained in fourth po­s­i­tion in the Pre­mier Lea­gue ta­ble wi­th 56 points gain­ed from 29 ga­mes played, one point be­hind Ar­senal in third place, and two points adrift of neigh­bouring rivals Man­chester City in sec­ond spot. As for Jose Mourinho´s Chel­sea te­am, The Blues could on­ly man­age a 1-1 draw ag­ainst South­ampton at their Stam­ford Bridge gro­und, but they were still top of the stand­ings, wi­th 64 points col­lec­ted from 28 mat­ches. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, An­tonio Va­lencia, Phil Jones, Chris Small­ing, Da­ley Bli­nd, Mi­chael Car­rick, An­der Her­rera, Ju­an Ma­ta, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Way­ne Roo­ney, Ash­ley Young. Sub­stitutes: An­ders Linde­gaard, Ra­fael, Tyler Black­ett, An­dreas Pe­reira, Ad­nan Janu­zaj, Ra­damel Fal­cao, Ja­mes Ant­ony Wil­son. Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Te­am: Hugo Llor­is, Kyle Walk­er, Eric Di­er, Dan­ny Rose, Jan Ver­tonghen, Nab­il Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Chris­ti­an Eriksen, Ry­an Ma­son, An­dros Town­send, Harry Kane. Sub­stitutes: Michel Vorm, Vlad Chiriches, Ben Dav­ies, Moussa Dem­bele, Er­ik Lamela, Paul­inho, Em­manuel Adebayor.

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