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  • Date:29 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,500
  • Nani (50) Kagawa (53)
  • Vertonghen (1) Bale (31)
    Dempsey (51)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie from the right by-line.

93mins

The ball is sent over by Luis Nani, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

92mins

Shot by Luis Nani from just outside the area goes over the net. Rio Ferdinand goes off and Javier Hernandez comes on. Michael Dawson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermain Defoe.

90mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Evans.

89mins

Foul by Wayne Rooney on Gylfi Sigurdsson, free kick awarded. Kyle Walker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

88mins

Paul Scholes takes a shot. Raniere Sandro gets a block in.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robin van Persie by Jan Vertonghen. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

86mins

Patrice Evra takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

84mins

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie to the near post, Michael Carrick takes a shot.

83mins

Tom Huddlestone on for Mousa Dembele.

83mins

Effort on goal by Wayne Rooney from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

82mins

Shot by Paul Scholes. Save by Brad Friedel.

81mins

Outswinging corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line played to the near post, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

80mins

Wayne Rooney takes a short corner.

78mins

Danny Welbeck replaces Shinji Kagawa.

78mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

77mins

The ball is swung over by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Jan Vertonghen.

77mins

The ball is delivered by Luis Nani, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Robin van Persie misses to the left of the goal.

69mins

Effort on goal by Robin van Persie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. Gylfi Sigurdsson on for Clint Dempsey.

67mins

Corner taken by Luis Nani, Jan Vertonghen manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Wayne Rooney produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

66mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Scholes by Jan Vertonghen. Paul Scholes takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Rooney from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by William Gallas.

63mins

The official flags Robin van Persie offside. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

63mins

Luis Nani produces a cross, clearance made by Steven Caulker.

61mins

Clint Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Shinji Kagawa. Wayne Rooney produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

60mins

The referee gives a free kick against Mousa Dembele for handball. Paul Scholes takes the free kick.

59mins

Mousa Dembele fouled by Paul Scholes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by William Gallas.

57mins

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

55mins

Shot from just outside the area by Gareth Bale misses to the right of the target.

55mins

Gareth Bale decides to take the corner short.

53mins

A goal is scored by Shinji Kagawa from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-3 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Robin van Persie.

52mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Anders Lindegaard makes a save. Clint Dempsey scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 1-3 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Gareth Bale.

51mins

Luis Nani grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 1-2 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Wayne Rooney.

51mins

Foul by Jermain Defoe on Jonathan Evans, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Evans.

48mins

Gareth Bale concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Nani. Anders Lindegaard takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Short corner taken by Gareth Bale.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Michael Carrick, clearance made by Steven Caulker.

46mins

Ryan Giggs leaves the field to be replaced by Wayne Rooney.

45mins

Shinji Kagawa is adjudged to have handled the ball. Gareth Bale takes the free kick.

44mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jan Vertonghen.

39mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs from the left by-line to the near post, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.

38mins

Luis Nani handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.

38mins

Centre by Patrice Evra, Brad Friedel makes a save.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Shinji Kagawa. Jonathan Evans takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Goal scored by Gareth Bale from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 0-2 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Mousa Dembele.

29mins

Patrice Evra is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

28mins

Shinji Kagawa concedes a free kick for a foul on Mousa Dembele. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against William Gallas. Free kick taken by Anders Lindegaard.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Shinji Kagawa by Mousa Dembele results in a free kick. Robin van Persie restarts play with the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line, clearance made by Steven Caulker.

21mins

Patrice Evra concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Walker. A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Jan Vertonghen produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

18mins

Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line.

17mins

Gareth Bale decides to take a short corner.

16mins

Gareth Bale is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

12mins

The ball is sent over by Luis Nani, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

9mins

Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Bale, Steven Caulker produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

8mins

Clint Dempsey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

7mins

Centre by Robin van Persie, clearance made by William Gallas.

6mins

Jermain Defoe is caught offside. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

5mins

Rafael Da Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Goal scored by Jan Vertonghen from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 0-1 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Gareth Bale.

Match Preview

Ferguson - AVB faces a challenge Sir Alex Ferguson believes Andre Villas-Boas has a big challenge on his hands at Tottenham. After his ill-fated spell at Chelsea last season, Villas-Boas has now been given a job at another of England's top clubs, with the same question marks hanging over him that existed at Stamford Bridge. As Villas-Boas must deal with the expectation created by Harry Redknapp's successful stint at White Hart Lane, it did not take long for the first criticisms to surface. There were more grumbles following last week's win over QPR that catapulted Tottenham into the top half of the table, and now they head to Manchester United looking for their first win at Old Trafford since 1989. "He has a challenge," said Ferguson. "He wasn't at Chelsea very long, but he came to our ground early last season and his team tried to play football. "That's his philosophy and I think he's carrying that out at Tottenham as well. "He suits Spurs. They've always had a history of playing good football. I think he'll carry on that way. "I hope they do well because it's a difficult industry these days, particularly for a young manager. "It must be very daunting and challenging to go to a big club. It's full of risk because it's a results industry." Going to Old Trafford has been a daunting experience for Tottenham ever since Gary Lineker scored the only goal 23 years ago. In the intervening period, the best they have managed are four draws, including the infamous Pedro Mendes 'goal that never was' in January 2005. "Our record against Spurs is very good," said Ferguson. "Sometimes you have these situations where you get a team that you always get good results against. "It was the same when I was at Aberdeen. "It didn't matter what team I played against Dundee at Dens Park I would win. At one point I played them before a midweek European game and I played seven reserves and won 5-1." Jan Vertonghen insists Tottenham are more than capable of ending their 23-year wait for a victory at Old Trafford. Having revamped the Manchester United squad with the signings of Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa, Ferguson is desperate to win back the Barclays Premier League, and aside from an opening defeat at Everton the club have started the season strongly. Tottenham's record - they have only taken four points on trips to face the Red Devils since Gary Lineker scored in their last win in 1989 - makes them big underdogs for the clash, but Vertonghen insists the Londoners can pull off an upset. Vertonghen knows what it is like to taste victory at Old Trafford having won there last year in the Europa League with Ajax. And with Spurs now seemingly finding their rhythm under new boss Andre Villas-Boas, the Belgian is hopeful about his team's chances of putting their Old Trafford hoodoo to bed. "We are strong enough to beat them," Vertonghen said. "We have a good team, we've won the last two or three games now playing good football and everyone is hopeful of getting a good result at Old Trafford. "Teams have done well there and that gives us hope. "When I played against them last year they beat us in the Amsterdam Arena 2-0 and I think they thought they could beat us at 60 per cent. "It was a good game at Old Trafford. We beat them in the last minute and that showed that with good counter-attacks you can win there." Although Wednesday's win at npower League One side Carlisle will hardly stand among Villas-Boas' best achievements in management, it did maintain the momentum that the Portuguese has built up in the last two weeks at White Hart Lane. A rocky first half against QPR aside, Spurs have looked much better under the 34-year-old recently. The Londoners would have gone into the match on the back of a four-match winning streak had they not had two legitimate goals ruled out against Lazio, and three more points at Old Trafford could hoist the team into the top four. Vertonghen, 25, said: "If we win we can get up towards fourth or fifth place. "Maybe Chelsea are the strongest team with the biggest squad but look at Arsenal, look at us, everybody can win. "Look at (Manchester) City, they were beaten by Aston Villa at home this week. "You have to go for the highest goal and see where it ends."

Formation:451Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

Formation: 451Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham

  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Rafael Da Silva
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Patrice Evra
  • Luis Nani
  • Michael Carrick
  • Paul Scholes
  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Robin van Persie
  • SUBS
  • David De Gea
  • Oliveira Anderson
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Scott Wootton

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Form Guide

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  • VS
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Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 3
  • Man Utd
  • 04/03/2012
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 22/08/2011
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 16/01/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 30/10/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 24/04/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 3
  • Man Utd
  • 12/09/2009

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • R van Persie 4
  • R Da Silva 2
  • P Scholes 1
  • JB Hernandez 1
  • S Kagawa 1
  • A Buttner 1
  • N Powell 1

Tottenham

  • J Defoe 4
  • B Assou-Ekotto 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • G Bale 1

Goals

Man Utd

    • Total goals 18
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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