Spurs 1 Manchester Utd 3
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 3, White Hart Lane, English Premier League, March 4, 2012. Sir Alex Ferguson was brimming with confidence after Manchester United secured a convincing 3-1 win over Spurs. Furthermore, the United manager now believed the club had a decent chance of overtaking Manchester City in the Premier League table.
Manchester United won the encounter against Spurs 3-1 thanks to a brace by Ashley Young and a goal from Wayne Rooney. Sir Alex Ferguson: “We know exactly what we’ve got to do. We won’t be nervous. There’s only two points difference to leaders Manchester City and we’ve been in this situation before. We have players coming back from injury. Tom Cleverley is coming back and Chris Smalling will be back soon. It was a great performance by Tottenham and maybe we got our tactics wrong in the first half. In the second period we improved.” Tottenham Hotspur Team: Brad Friedel, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Walker, Ledley King, Jake Livermore, Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric, Sandro, Emmanuel Adebayor, Louis Saha. Substitutes: Carlo Cudicini, Michael Dawson, Ryan Nelsen, Danny Rose, Niko Kranjcar, Giovani dos Santos, Jermain Defoe. Manchester United Team: David De Gea, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Luis Nani, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck. Substitutes: Ben Amos, Rafael da Silva, Fabio da Silva, Oliveira Anderson, Ryan Giggs, Ji-sung Park, Javier Hernandez.