Spurs 2 Manchester Utd 2

Wayne Rooney

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.


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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.


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