Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 3

Match corresponding to the Premier League and played at White Hart Lane.

Well if United do win the league and retain their title this match will be one of those that are often described by pundits as characteristic of the one champion teams win. We play badly, dominated in the first half in fact, but end up winning. Undeservedly so but such is football. Spurs played very well in the first half dominating possession and midfield. Though they lacked bite up front David DeGea had one save to make from Adebayor. The controversial moment came when the referee disallowed an Adebayor goal for handball. The irony is that the Spurs forward was on the line and he blocked a goal bound shot after a cross from out wide from Lennon. As the ball hit him, Adebayor used his left hand to help position the ball to allow him to flick into the back of the net. The ref got this one right in my opinion as without the touch with his hand Adebayor would not have been able to position the ball to be able to tap it in. Wayne Rooney that added salt to the wound as he headed in on the 44th minute. A clearly undeserved lead. The second half started pretty much the same way. Spurs dominant and any rocket SAF delivered at half time seemed to have hit the mark. Yet it was United again that took the bull by the horns. Nani floated in past Modric on the right and drove in a cross that was expertly volleyed in by Ashley Young. His second goal was reminiscent of his one against Arsenal earlier in the season. Drop of the shoulder, cut into to midfield and curl one away from the keeper with his right foot. Jermaine Defoe got a late consolation for Tottenham but United game Spurs a lesson in clinical finishing and shooting. A 100% ratio of shots/shots on target with three goals to boot. Back to two points difference with City and everything points to a title decider at the Etihad in late April!

Manchester United Team

1   David DeGea

3   Patrice Evra

5   Rio Ferdinand

6   Johnny Evans

4   Phil Jones

17 Nani

22 Paul Scholes

16 Michael Carrick

18 Ashley Young (2 Goals)

10 Wayne Rooney (Goal)

19 Danny Welbeck

SUBSTITUTES

Ryan Giggs on for Paul Scholes

Ji Sung Park on for Nani

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2 comments on “Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 3

  1. jumpingpolarbear says:

    Huge win for United, and an even bigger loss for Tottenham. They really needed 3 points today.

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