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  • Date:22 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,498
  • Welbeck (60) Anderson (75)
    Rooney (86)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Ryan Giggs takes a shot. Vedran Corluka gets a block in.

94mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

92mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Javier Hernandez. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

91mins

Jermain Defoe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David De Gea. Booking for Jermain Defoe for unsporting behaviour. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

91mins

Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Oliveira Anderson gets a block in.

89mins

Effort on goal by Rafael Van der Vaart from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

89mins

Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

87mins

Wayne Rooney grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man Utd 3-0 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Giggs.

87mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

86mins

Rafael Van der Vaart decides to take a short corner.

86mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

85mins

Tom Huddlestone fouled by Ryan Giggs, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.

84mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Evans restarts play with the free kick.

83mins

A cross is delivered by Luis Nani, Close range strike by Wayne Rooney goes over the bar.

81mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled by Luis Nani, the ref awards a free kick. Javier Hernandez replaces Danny Welbeck. Ryan Giggs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Cleverley. Ji-Sung Park joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Young. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Luis Nani by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Luis Nani restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Gareth Bale is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David De Gea.

78mins

Effort from inside the penalty area by Jermain Defoe hits the post.

78mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

76mins

Oliveira Anderson finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-0 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Danny Welbeck.

76mins

The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Patrice Evra.

74mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko is brought on as a substitute for Niko Kranjcar. Jake Livermore goes off and Tom Huddlestone comes on.

73mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Young, Brad Friedel makes a save.

72mins

Phil Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

71mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani played to the near post, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

69mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the right by-line to the near post, Jonathan Evans takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

69mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani, clearance made by Niko Kranjcar.

69mins

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

69mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

68mins

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

67mins

Short corner taken by Ashley Young.

66mins

Effort on goal by Wayne Rooney from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the left by-line to the near post, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.

65mins

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

64mins

Foul by Niko Kranjcar on Patrice Evra, free kick awarded. Wayne Rooney takes the free kick.

63mins

Oliveira Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Younes Kaboul restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Niko Kranjcar fouled by Jonathan Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by David De Gea.

61mins

Danny Welbeck finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham.Assist by Tom Cleverley.

59mins

Long range shot by Rafael Van der Vaart goes over the target.

59mins

Jonathan Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Jake Livermore restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans by Rafael Van der Vaart results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Oliveira Anderson.

58mins

Shot from inside the area by Ashley Young clears the bar.

57mins

Vedran Corluka challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ashley Young, clearance made by Jermain Defoe.

55mins

Corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Bale.

54mins

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

54mins

Oliveira Anderson takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance by Patrice Evra.

50mins

Gareth Bale has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

49mins

Oliveira Anderson challenges Niko Kranjcar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Niko Kranjcar takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

48mins

The ball is swung over by Luis Nani, clearance made by Vedran Corluka.

47mins

Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

46mins

The referee penalises Patrice Evra for handball. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.

46mins

Luis Nani challenges Younes Kaboul unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.

46mins

Vedran Corluka on for Kyle Walker.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Niko Kranjcar on Ashley Young. Free kick taken by Patrice Evra.

43mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

42mins

Shot from just outside the box by Luis Nani goes over the bar.

39mins

Foul by Michael Dawson on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Michael Dawson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Patrice Evra.

38mins

Michael Dawson fouled by Danny Welbeck, the ref awards a free kick. Niko Kranjcar takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Younes Kaboul takes a shot. Danny Welbeck gets a block in.

36mins

Jonathan Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar. Jonathan Evans is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the direct free kick.

36mins

Ashley Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Dawson. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

35mins

Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line, save made by Brad Friedel.

35mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Blocked by Younes Kaboul.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Danny Welbeck. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

33mins

Centre by Ashley Young, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

31mins

Oliveira Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermain Defoe. Niko Kranjcar takes the free kick.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line.

29mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Phil Jones gets a block in.

28mins

Headed effort from close range by Ashley Young goes wide left of the goal.

27mins

The official flags Gareth Bale offside. Free kick taken by Phil Jones.

25mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

24mins

Phil Jones takes a shot. Danny Welbeck gets a block in.

24mins

A cross is delivered by Luis Nani, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

24mins

Luis Nani takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

24mins

A cross is delivered by Luis Nani, Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Luis Nani.

21mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

21mins

The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

21mins

Luis Nani produces a cross.

17mins

The ball is swung over by Ashley Young, save by Brad Friedel.

14mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Michael Dawson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

14mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Phil Jones gets a block in.

13mins

Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David De Gea. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Jonathan Evans.

4mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young, Jake Livermore makes a clearance.

4mins

Patrice Evra crosses the ball, Michael Dawson gets a block in.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

Formation: 4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • David De Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Phil Jones
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Patrice Evra
  • Luis Nani
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Oliveira Anderson
  • Ashley Young
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Danny Welbeck
  • SUBS
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Ji-Sung Park
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Michael Carrick
  • Fabio Da Silva

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Match Report

Welbeck leads Red Devils rout Local boy Danny Welbeck led a second-half scoring spree as Manchester United answered the title challenge of neighbours City by downing Tottenham 3-0 at Old Trafford. It had been a frustrating night for Sir Alex Ferguson's young troops until 20-year-old Welbeck, raised just a couple of miles away in Longsight, rose to guide home Tom Cleverley's cross. Welbeck's impudent back-heel set up Anderson for the second and Tottenham had given the game up for dead by the time Wayne Rooney netted from close range. It leaves United trailing City by the narrowest of goal difference margins and whilst this might be a ridiculously early stage of the season, it is clear they have no intention of meekly bowing to the firepower the Blues have unleashed over the past couple of weeks. With Ferguson sticking to his pledge of naming Phil Jones and Jonny Evans as the replacements for injured duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, United's major surprise came on the bench, where Javier Hernandez was included two weeks earlier than expected after a bout of concussion. Missing Luka Modric - who wasn't in the right frame of mind to play - Tottenham began with a hesitancy which United came close to exposing through Cleverley. However, as the half wore on, United's attacks reduced in potency, their approach play lacked direction and Spurs grew in confidence. Rafael van der Vaart and Niko Kranjcar started to get hold of the ball in areas of some concern so, after a difficult start to his time in England, David de Gea picked the perfect time to show off the ability that persuaded Ferguson to pay #18million to sign him from Atletico Madrid. There was a kamikaze element to his first intervention, as he tried to skip past Van der Vaart inside his own area. In giving the home fans a heart scare, the 20-year-old was also showing off footwork of which the watching Edwin van der Sar would be proud. De Gea made decent stops from Van der Vaart look routine rather than spectacular and with Tottenham opting against peppering him with high balls, as was the case at West Brom last week, De Gea was able to perform with an assurity so obvious in his opposite number Brad Friedel. Now 40, the American was handed a contract by Harry Redknapp in the summer and was promptly allowed to extend his record for consecutive Premier League appearances to 276 matches. Either side of half-time, Friedel denied former Aston Villa team-mate Ashley Young with smart stops as United, who dropped just two points on home soil throughout last season, struggled to impose themselves. Part of the problem was that the most experienced member of their back four, Patrice Evra, has never found Aaron Lennon an easy opponent to subdue. Unfortunately for Spurs, what Lennon possesses in pace, he lacks in awareness. After skipping clear of a stumbling Evra, Lennon could have rolled a pass to an unmarked Van der Vaart, who was screaming on his inside. Instead, he attempted to drill a cross through a crowded penalty area to Gareth Bale and succeeded only in blasting straight at Evans. It was one of those times when a manager must feel like screaming. Another came moments later when Van der Vaart went for goal from 35 yards without ever looking like getting anywhere near it. After the frustration came that familiar sinking feeling for Spurs. Appearing to run down a blind alley, Cleverley rescued the situation by whipping over a superb cross for Welbeck, who rose majestically between Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul to glance a fine header into the corner. Tottenham had Friedel to thank for not being blown away. Twice the veteran denied Welbeck, the second occasion following a Nani shot he had also saved, and then Evans, who had launched a fizzing volley from his far post station. United were worthy of their second though, which came thanks to a brilliant piece of skill from Welbeck, who returned Anderson's pass with an impudent back heel that the Brazilian coolly finished into the bottom corner. It wasn't quite plain sailing as De Gea's struggles under the high ball returned to present Jermain Defoe with a chance that he smacked against the post. But with Friedel saving from Nani and Rooney scooping over from three yards, United remained on top. Rooney's late header merely emphasised their superiority.

Form Guide

    W
  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Tottenham

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Man Utd
  • 5 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 25/04/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 13/12/2008

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 1

Tottenham

    Goals

    Man Utd

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 2
    • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

    Tottenham

      • Total goals NaN
      • Goals per game

    possession


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