Spurs 1 Manchester Utd 1
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 1, White Hart Lane, English Premier League, January 20, 2013. Manchester United and Spurs shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in North London. Sir Alex Ferguson was not happy with the result, however, and blamed assistant referee Simon Beck for not awarding United a penalty when they were leading by 1-0 in the second half.
Robin van Persie gave Manchester United the upper hand on 25 minutes, only for Clint Dempsey to equalise for Spurs in stoppage time. After the 1-1 draw with Tottenham, Sir Alex Ferguson told the reporters that The Reds had played better than The Lilywhites and that they had deserved to win the contest. Sir Alex Ferguson: “I thought that we deserved a little bit more, but a draw we take it in the last minute. We tried to get the crowd behind us and go for the victory, we were the best team and created more chances.” Tottenham Hotspur Team: Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson, Steven Caulker, Kyle Naughton, Scott Parker, Mousa Dembele, Aaron Lennon, Clint Dempsey, Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe. Substitutes: Brad Friedel, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone, Jan Vertonghen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andros Townsend. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Rafael da Silva, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa, Danny Welbeck, Robin van Persie. Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling, Oliveira Anderson, Antonio Valencia, Ryan Giggs, Javier Hernandez.