Spurs 2 Manchester Utd 2
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Manchester United 2, White Hart Lane, English Premier League, December 1, 2013. Manchester United managed to snatch a fully deserved draw in the Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur. United came from behind twice in the closely contested encounter to eventually collect a tough-fought two-all draw in North London.
Manchester United had not lost a single match since being defeated by two goals to one by West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford in the Premier League on the twenty-eighth of September 2013. in the corresponding Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in the 2012-13 season, the two sides had shared the spoils in a one-all draw at White Hart Lane on the twentieth of January 2013, with Clint Dempsey equalising for the hosts on ninety minutes after Robin van Persie had given the visitors the lead in the twenty-fifth minute of play. On this occasion, The Lilywhites went ahead thanks to England international Kyle Walker who found the net with a well executed free kick after eighteen minutes of action. Rolling up their sleeves, Manchester United hit back when the inform Wayne Rooney levelled the score for the visiting side just fourteen minutes later in the game following a scramble in the goal mouth. Then, nine minutes after the interval, Sandro put Tottenham ahead for the second time in the contest with a long distance rocket from twenty-five yards out, only for Rooney to net the equaliser for United from the spot in the fifty-seventh minute after Danny Welbeck had been brought down inside the box by Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
After sharing the spoils with The White Hart Laners, Manchester United were now unbeaten in their last twelve games in all competitions. But although David Moyes strongly believed that The Reds would make further progress as the 2013-14 Premier League campaign wore on, it nevertheless remained a cold and hard fact that the Old Trafford outfit were as much as nine points adrift of Premiership leaders Arsenal. David Moyes: “This was always going to be a tough match at Tottenham Hotspur. We are not as close to the top as we would like, but we have got room to progress and get better. We will try to hang on to the shirt tails until the end of the year.” Tottenham Hotspur Team: Hugo Lloris, Vlad Chiricheș, Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson, Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli, Moussa Dembele, Aaron Lennon, Paulinho, Sandro, Roberto Soldado. Substitutes: Brad Friedel, Younes Kaboul, Etienne Capoue, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andros Townsend, Lewis Holtby, Jermain Defoe. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Jonathan Evans, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Valencia, Shinji Kagawa, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney. Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Anderson, Rafael, Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Nani, Javier Hernandez.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United came from being 3-0 down at the half-time break to defeat Tottenham Hotspur by 5-3 at White Hart Lane on the twenty-ninth of September 2001. Andy Cole, Laurent Blanc, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Juan Sebastian Veron, and David Beckham hit the goals for the visitors from Manchester.