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Luis Nani takes a shot.
Luis Nani takes a shot. Wilson Palacios gets a block in. Luis Nani decides to take the corner short.
Foul by Luka Modric on Darren Fletcher, free kick awarded. Luis Nani restarts play with the free kick.
Wes Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
Gabriel Obertan replaces Javier Hernandez. Luka Modric is shown a yellow card.
Luis Nani scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-0 Tottenham.
The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.
Paul Scholes concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilson Palacios. William Gallas takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ji-Sung Park by Alan Hutton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scholes.
Peter Crouch on for Rafael Van der Vaart.
Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Nemanja Vidic. Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, clearance by Nemanja Vidic.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Edwin Van der Sar makes a save.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Luis Nani goes wide right of the target.
Effort from the edge of the box by Roman Pavlyuchenko goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Rafael Van der Vaart sends in a cross, clearance by Patrice Evra.
Wilson Palacios joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Jenas. Free kick awarded for a foul by Javier Hernandez on Younes Kaboul. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
Paul Scholes on for Dimitar Berbatov. Wes Brown replaces Rafael Da Silva. Jermaine Jenas concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrice Evra. Luis Nani has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
William Gallas challenges Javier Hernandez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
Roman Pavlyuchenko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robbie Keane. The official flags Dimitar Berbatov offside. Heurelho Gomes takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Gareth Bale goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Hutton on Javier Hernandez. Patrice Evra restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Nani delivers the ball, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Dimitar Berbatov. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
Luis Nani delivers the ball, save by Heurelho Gomes.
Javier Hernandez is caught offside. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
The referee blows for offside against Dimitar Berbatov. Indirect free kick taken by William Gallas.
Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Luis Nani, free kick awarded. Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Luka Modric, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.
Gareth Bale delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Carrick.
Younes Kaboul fouled by Dimitar Berbatov, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.
Darren Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Javier Hernandez misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Michael Carrick results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.
Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes. Patrice Evra produces a cross, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.
Jermaine Jenas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Gareth Bale is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.
Gareth Bale produces a cross, Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.
Foul by Ji-Sung Park on Aaron Lennon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.
Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Luka Modric takes a shot. Fantastic save by Edwin Van der Sar.
Robbie Keane delivers the ball, Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled by Dimitar Berbatov, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Darren Fletcher challenges Jermaine Jenas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
Younes Kaboul booked for unsporting behaviour. Nemanja Vidic scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham.Younes Kaboul concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Hernandez. The assist for the goal came from Luis Nani.
Effort on goal by Javier Hernandez from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.
Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Nemanja Vidic gets a block in.
Darren Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Foul by Luis Nani on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.
Alan Hutton takes a shot. Blocked by Nemanja Vidic.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Luis Nani manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Younes Kaboul misses to the right of the target.
Michael Carrick takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Rafael Da Silva produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
William Gallas is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. William Gallas concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Hernandez. Darren Fletcher takes the free kick.
Darren Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. Jermaine Jenas restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jermaine Jenas on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luis Nani.
Effort from deep inside the area by Ji-Sung Park misses to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Patrice Evra makes a clearance.
Rafael Van der Vaart produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Rafael Van der Vaart produces a drilled left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that hits the post.
The assistant referee flags for offside against William Gallas. Edwin Van der Sar takes the indirect free kick.
Luis Nani produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Darren Fletcher fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Edwin Van der Sar restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Nani takes a shot. Comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.
Ji-Sung Park has an effort at goal from a long way out hitting the post.
The match restarts for the second half.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The match has reached half-time.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Manchester United are again without strikers Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen for the Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham.
Rooney is resting an ankle problem which could keep him out for longer than the three weeks first feared while Owen suffered a hamstring injury in training this week. The former Liverpool forward is expected to be out for four to five weeks.
Veteran Ryan Giggs is also missing with a hamstring injury but should return to training on Monday. Jonny Evans could come back into contention after a hip injury.
Javier Hernandez's spell in the Manchester United spotlight is set to continue with Rooney facing a longer spell out than first thought.
Rooney is currently on holiday in Dubai after being given time off to rest an injured ankle.
The 25-year-old suffered the injury in training last week during an extraordinary few days that started with him expressing a desire to leave the club but ended with him signing a five-year contract.
Rooney was expected to be out of action for three weeks but manager Sir Alex Ferguson said on Friday he thought it could be longer.
That would almost certainly rule the England striker out of the potentially explosive derby against Manchester City at Eastlands on November 10.
With Owen also sidelined, that could mean an extended chance for summer signing Hernandez, who has impressed with four goals in his last four games.
The 22-year-old Mexico international struck twice, including a late winner, in last weekend's crucial Barclays Premier League victory over Stoke and followed up with another decisive goal against Wolves in the Carling Cup.
Ferguson has been impressed by the way he has settled since his move from Guadalajara but never had any doubts he would succeed.
The Scot said: "We are not surprised because we identified a lot about him before we signed him. We did a lot of work on him.
"Seeing him in pre-season and training we thought he would do well. He is young and wants to learn and he comes from a really good football pedigree. He speaks the language and that is important.
"Everything is in his favour. We are all pleased. Everyone is really excited to have him at the club. He
has done really well.
"His winning goal on Tuesday demonstrated again that he is a very good finisher."
Tottenham will once again be without Tom Huddlestone.
The midfielder has failed to recover from the ankle injury that forced him to miss last weekend's 1-1 draw with Everton.
Captain Ledley King and Vedran Corluka (both groin) are still out, while Jermain Defoe, Michael Dawson (both ligament damage), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are long-term absentees.
Harry Redknapp insists Manchester United will push Chelsea all the way in the Barclays Premier League title race despite their recent travails.
United are unbeaten in the league this season but have drawn more games than they have won.
But Spurs boss Redknapp believes once Rooney recovers from an ankle injury and rediscovers his form, Ferguson's men will be back on track.
"They've had a few problems, haven't they, obviously losing Rooney with his injury and then another few problems they've had with Rooney," Redknapp said.
"When he comes back firing on all cylinders, they'll always be there.
"They've got a fantastic manager; he gets the best out of them every year; they produce great teams and I wouldn't write them off.
"They'll be right again there pushing all the way for the championship.
"Chelsea are obviously favourites at the moment but I don't think Man United will be too far away again come the end of the season."
Clattenburg call helps United to win
A controversial late goal from Nani and a first-half header by Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic ensured Tottenham's 21-year wait for victory at Old Trafford continues.
United captain Vidic opened the scoring with a header after 31 minutes before Nani reacted quickest to some goalmouth confusion to prod home five minutes from time and settle the game 2-0.
Spurs were furious with referee Mark Clattenburg for allowing the second goal, scored after goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes placed what he believed to be a dead ball.
With just two minutes gone, Park Ji-sung went within a whisker of giving United the lead, taking a couple of touches to line up a shot before letting fly from 25 yards. His low effort had Gomes well beaten but cannoned off the post to safety.
Nani also found room to shoot in the opening minutes, but this time Gomes made a straightforward save.
Spurs did not allow themselves to be shellshocked by United's busy start and only a precision tackle by Darren Fletcher stopped Aaron Lennon testing Edwin van der Sar after a swift counter-attack in the fourth minute.
Rafael van der Vaart then matched Park's earlier effort, holding possession despite tumbling to the floor before rising to curl the ball against the far post.
Chances continued to come at both ends - Van der Vaart drilling over for the visitors and Park missing the target after some neat footwork in the Tottenham area.
By now, United were looking the better side, and Spurs survived another nervy moment when Gomes spilled Michael Carrick's shot before gathering again with Javier Hernandez lurking.
Tottenham looked capable of catching their opponents on the break, but United's attacks were producing more clear-cut opportunities.
Fletcher missed one of them after 25 minutes, failing to convert from the edge of the box after some patient approach play from Nani.
A clumsy Younes Kaboul challenge after half an hour gave the Red Devils the chance to attack from a set-piece and they duly cashed in. Nani floated in the free-kick in from the left and Vidic eased in front of Benoit Assou-Ekotto to head home.
A quickly-taken throw by Gareth Bale, who started despite Harry Redknapp's suggestion that he may be rested, gave Van der Vaart a sight of goal soon after, but he badly mishit his shot.
Luka Modric did better with a sweetly-struck half-volley from the Holland star's corner a minute later, but Van der Sar was on hand with a vital diving save.
Dimitar Berbatov could have doubled the lead over his old club just before the interval only for a combination of Gomes and William Gallas to stifle him.
As in the first half, United came out firing at the start of the second, with both Hernandez and Berbatov just failing to get clean shots away in the opening moments.
Robbie Keane and Jermaine Jenas, both drafted in to the starting XI for this match, were looking distinctly off the pace in key positions for Spurs.
In the 59th minute, Bale finally gave the away support something to cheer. In a passage reminiscent of his memorable Champions League hat-trick against Inter Milan, he strode past a handful of red shirts and bore down on goal, only to see his shot squirm just wide of Van der Sar's far post.
Keane gave way to Roman Pavlyuchenko just past the hour mark, handing the captaincy to Modric in the process.
After Van der Vaart failed to beat Van der Sar from a tight angle, Pavlyuchenko almost got lucky when his 25-yard effort nearly found its way over the line courtesy of Vidic's deflection, before Peter Crouch replaced Van der Vaart - who looked in a little discomfort as he left the pitch - in the 77th minute.
Nani's controversial strike ended matters, with Clattenburg judging play to be still active when Gomes placed the ball down in his area after an unsuccessful penalty appeal.
Gomes clearly believed he was lining up a dead ball but the Portuguese winger was the only one on the referee's wavelength and rolled the ball in to tee up furious scenes of protest by the visitors.
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