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  • Date:04 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:16:10
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,034
  • Defoe (86)
  • Rooney (44) Young (59)
    Young (68)
Goal!

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93:10 +3.10

Younes Kaboul takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Danny Welbeck.

92:56 +2.56

Jonathan Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Adebayor. Niko Kranjcar takes the free kick.

92:02 +2.02

The offside flag is raised against Jermain Defoe. David De Gea takes the free kick.

91:52 +1.52

A cross is delivered by Danny Rose.

91:43 +1.43

Kyle Walker produces a cross, clearance made by Phil Jones.

91:28 +1.28

A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

90:30 +0.30

Kyle Walker sends in a cross.

88:30

Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

87:56

Jonathan Evans challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Evans is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.

86:57

Jermain Defoe grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-3 Man Utd.

83:53

Aaron Lennon goes off and Danny Rose comes on.

82:58

A cross is delivered by Patrice Evra, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

79:15

Raniere Sandro goes off and Niko Kranjcar comes on. (Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Jermain Defoe coming on for Louis Saha.

78:58

Ji-Sung Park on for Luis Nani.

77:11

The ball is sent over by Patrice Evra, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

75:43

Foul by Ledley King on Danny Welbeck, free kick awarded. Phil Jones takes the free kick.

74:10

Foul by Wayne Rooney on Louis Saha, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luka Modric from left channel, Phil Jones makes a clearance.

73:04

Jonathan Evans fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

72:22

Effort on goal by Aaron Lennon from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

71:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Emmanuel Adebayor. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

70:11

Unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by Raniere Sandro results in a free kick. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

68:07

Ashley Young fires in a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-3 Man Utd.Assist by Patrice Evra.

67:31

Luis Nani crosses the ball, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

66:55

Corner from right by-line taken by Ryan Giggs.

66:47

Phil Jones crosses the ball, Ledley King makes a clearance.

65:47

Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

65:41

Luka Modric delivers the ball, Ryan Giggs makes a clearance.

65:33

Short corner worked by Luka Modric.

65:26

The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

63:49

Ashley Young challenges Kyle Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luka Modric from right wing.

63:38

Kyle Walker crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Carrick.

61:24

The ball is crossed by Aaron Lennon, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

60:39

Ryan Giggs replaces Paul Scholes.

59:38

The ball is crossed by Luis Nani, Ledley King makes a clearance.

59:37

Ashley Young finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-2 Man Utd.Luis Nani provided the assist for the goal.

57:02

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Benoit Assou-Ekotto,

56:24

Corner taken by Luka Modric played to the near post, clearance by Patrice Evra.

56:17

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

55:59

Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Evans.

54:31

Emmanuel Adebayor concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Scholes. Rio Ferdinand takes the indirect free kick.

51:50

Luka Modric takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Younes Kaboul misses to the left of the goal.

51:36

Jake Livermore takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

51:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Paul Scholes. Jake Livermore takes the indirect free kick.

50:42

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, clearance made by Jonathan Evans.

49:06

Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric, Headed effort from inside the area by Younes Kaboul misses to the right of the target.

48:09

Phil Jones challenges Emmanuel Adebayor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luka Modric delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Michael Carrick manages to make a clearance.

47:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Wayne Rooney. Phil Jones restarts play with the free kick.

44:00

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the left by-line, Wayne Rooney grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Tottenham 0-1 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Ashley Young.

42:58

Raniere Sandro concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Young. Raniere Sandro goes into the book. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Young from left wing.

42:04

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones. Direct free kick taken by David De Gea.

41:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Rooney on Raniere Sandro. Direct free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.

40:09

Handball by Emmanuel Adebayor. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

40:01

The ball is sent over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

38:54

Patrice Evra delivers the ball, clearance by Luka Modric.

37:05

Emmanuel Adebayor is penalised for a handball. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

36:44

Louis Saha has an effort at goal. Blocked by Emmanuel Adebayor.

35:32

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Young from the right by-line played to the near post, Shot by Wayne Rooney. Save by Brad Friedel.

34:11

The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance by Patrice Evra.

33:30

Aaron Lennon delivers the ball, Michael Carrick manages to make a clearance.

30:52

Raniere Sandro delivers the ball, clearance by Phil Jones.

29:54

A cross is delivered by Luka Modric.

29:20

The ball is swung over by Luka Modric, Wayne Rooney makes a clearance.

29:10

Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric to the near post, Danny Welbeck manages to make a clearance.

29:01

Effort on goal by Younes Kaboul from 20 yards. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.

27:32

Phil Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Saha. Booking for Phil Jones for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Lennon.

26:15

Ashley Young crosses the ball.

22:02

The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Ashley Young makes a clearance.

20:10

The ball is swung over by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Phil Jones.

18:30

Outswinging corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Younes Kaboul misses to the left of the goal.

18:20

Emmanuel Adebayor produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. David De Gea makes a fantastic save.

16:23

Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a cross, save made by David De Gea.

15:48

Shot by Louis Saha. Save made by David De Gea.

9:51

Luis Nani challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

8:44

Wayne Rooney takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Brad Friedel.

6:16

Effort from just outside the area by Emmanuel Adebayor goes over the target.

5:19

Danny Welbeck has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

4:28

Louis Saha takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by David De Gea.

4:17

Louis Saha takes a shot from 12 yards. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.

Match Preview

Redknapp eyes United scalp Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham have a better chance than ever of ending their 11-year wait for a victory against Manchester United in Sunday's clash at White Hart Lane. By this stage of the season Tottenham usually find themselves well behind United in the Barclays Premier League table, but this year the Londoners are enjoying arguably their most successful campaign since 1961. Redknapp's men welcome United to north London knowing victory will reduce the gap between them and the champions to just five points with 11 games of the season remaining. The omens do not look good for Redknapp's team, however. Tottenham collapsed to a dismal 5-2 defeat at Arsenal last weekend and the last time they beat United was in 2001 when a brace from Willem Korsten and strike from Les Ferdinand gave the Londoners a 3-1 win. But having stood toe-to-toe with United for most of the season, Redknapp is confident of ending the club's winless streak against the Red Devils. "It is the best equipped team to win since 2001," Redknapp said. "It will be difficult. Manchester United are still a great team so you know what you are in for. "We will have to be at our very best if we are going to get a result from the game but we have a good chance. "They are a top team but so are we. It should be a great game." Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs were on the pitch the last time United lost to Spurs, who were then managed by Glenn Hoddle. The veteran duo may have lost a bit of their pace since then, but Redknapp is still a big fan of both players. "It's fantastic to see them playing," the 65-year-old said. "They are just amazing players and they are a great credit to their profession. "Scholes has come back out of retirement this year and he is still pulling all the strings and Giggs is just an amazing player "To have two players like that still in the game is fantastic. "They have been great role models in football for young players to look at - the way they train, and the fitness levels they have maintained - it has just been amazing." Spurs have been boosted by the gradual return to fitness of Rafael van der Vaart, who looks set to start despite being restricted to a substitute appearance against Arsenal due to a calf problem, while Ledley King and Kyle Walker should also be fit. One man they will be without is influential midfielder Scott Parker after his sending off against Arsenal last weekend. Michael Carrick accepts United's impressive record against their hosts will count for little when champions put their title credentials on the line at White Hart Lane. It is only recent defeats at Manchester City and Arsenal that have ended Tottenham's realistic chances of finishing top, and Carrick does not feel that alone will take away the home side's hunger for victory. "Over the years there have been some classic games between the two teams," said the 30-year-old midfielder. "It is two teams that play good football and try to play the right way. "They have played some terrific football this season, especially at home where they have been flying. "We have a decent record down there, although it won't count for much this weekend. "Losing at Arsenal was a big blow to them but they will be looking to get back on track." Carrick does not believe the loss of newly-crowned England skipper Parker to suspension will have any major effect on Spurs' challenge to their title-chasing rivals this weekend. "Losing Scott will be a blow because he has been a big part of their game this season," said Carrick. "But they have a good enough squad to accommodate that. I don't see it as hugely weakening them. "Look at Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Emmanuel Adebayor and Louis as well. The way he has settled in so quickly and started scoring goals has been excellent and we all know here what a big threat he can be. "Throughout the width of the pitch they have attacking threats as well as being good defensively. "The balance of the team is really good and it shows in their results."

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Brad Friedel
  • Kyle Walker
  • Ledley King
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Jake Livermore
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Luka Modric
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Louis Saha
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Dos Santos Giovani
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Michael Dawson
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Danny Rose
  • Ryan Nelsen

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Match Report

Clinical United sink Spurs Manchester United moved two points from the Barclays Premier League summit after condemning Tottenham to a 3-1 defeat with a brutal display of clinical finishing. Tottenham dominated large parts of the game but were lacking in creativity and when given the opportunities, United were simply devastating. Spurs thought they had taken the lead when Louis Saha's shot flew in off Emmanuel Adebayor but referee Martin Atkinson ruled it out for a handball and from then on, the visitors put the home side to the sword with a display that showed exactly why they are firmly in the hunt for their 20th league title. Wayne Rooney rose to nod home an Ashley Young corner on the stroke of half-time and the former Aston Villa man then went on to add two in the second half - the first an acrobatic scissor kick, and the second a world-class drive from 30 yards. Jermain Defoe pulled one back for the hosts with three minutes left but the game had already long gone by that point. The defeat - Tottenham's first at home since Manchester City thumped them 5-1 in August - effectively ends any marginal hopes the Londoners may have had of clinching their first title since 1961 and they are now only four points ahead of Arsenal ahead of a tough run of fixtures. United, meanwhile, sit two points behind leaders and bitter local rivals Manchester City and the season looks set to be decided by the showdown between the two next month. This fixture has brought about many classics in the past, but today's game started off slowly on a soggy afternoon in north London. The absence of the suspended Scott Parker, injury victim Rafael van der Vaart and the ill Gareth Bale hit Spurs, although Sandro and youngster Jake Livermore did their best to deal with the imposing United midfield. The visitors dominated the opening 15 minutes with Paul Scholes giving a master class in dictating the play in the middle of the park. The Red Devils failed to fathom any chances, though, and Spurs soon started to take a grip on proceedings. Aaron Lennon, recalled to the starting line-up after missing the past six games, rushed forward after cutting in from the flank before Jonny Evans put in a crucial block. David De Gea nervously palmed away a shot from Adebayor, who burst forward after picking up Sandro's pass. The crowd sensed a goal and Lennon continued to cause havoc down the right, whipping over a ball that ricocheted about the box. Tottenham suspected the ball had hit a United hand but Atkinson shook his head. Younes Kaboul then fired a bullet of a free-kick that went just wide before Rooney ventured forward only at the other end only to be cut out by Ledley King. Spurs poured forward looking for an opener and they thought they had it in the bag in the 38th minute. Lennon snuck in to the box and Saha turned his cross straight at Adebayor, who backheeled the ball into the net. However, he appeared to control the ball with his arm and referee Atkinson disallowed the goal. The home contingent in the sell-out crowd vented their fury at Atkinson and their despair deepened on the stroke of half-time as United took the lead. Sandro saw yellow for a late tackle on Young and the resulting free-kick saw Spurs concede a corner that led to United going ahead. Young swung the ball in and Rooney found space in front of Kyle Walker to head home with Brad Friedel well beaten. Spurs came out for the second half fired up. Livermore stung De Gea's palms with a fierce drive before Kaboul headed narrowly wide. Benoit Assou-Ekotto skimmed the top of the bar with a wicked curling free-kick as Tottenham looked certain to equaliser. The home crowd were stunned in to silence on the hour, however, as United added a second. The Spurs defence switched off, allowing Nani to skip in to the box and fire a cross that ricocheted in to the path of Young, who adjusted his body to fire in a fine scissor kick. Ferguson immediately brought on Ryan Giggs for Scholes and the travelling supporters mocked the home side by chanting "Harry for England". United were starting to play some sublime football and their third came in the 68th minute in spectacular style. Tottenham's defence backed off Young and he made them pay by unleashing a brilliant 30-yard strike that flew in over an outstretched Friedel. More taunts came from the away fans as United threatened to go on the rampage. Harry Redknapp brought on Niko Kranjcar, Danny Rose and Defoe to freshen things up and the move paid dividends to a minor extent when Defoe pulled back a consolation. The former West Ham man picked up a wayward ball and advanced towards the United back line before belting home a 25-yard drive. Spurs continued to push forward but two more goals in the three added minutes was too tall an order and United walked away with all three points.

Form Guide

    DLWDWL
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • WWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Man Utd
  • 5 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 25/04/2009

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • E Adebayor 9
  • G Bale 9
  • J Defoe 8
  • R Van der Vaart 6
  • L Saha 3
  • A Lennon 3
  • L Modric 3
  • B Assou-Ekotto 2
  • N Kranjcar 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 14
  • JB Hernandez 7
  • LC Nani 6
  • D Welbeck 6
  • D Berbatov 5
  • R Giggs 2
  • P Scholes 2
  • M Carrick 2
  • J Park 2
  • A Young 2
  • AL Valencia 2
  • OL Anderson 2
  • D Fletcher 1
  • C Smalling 1
  • P Jones 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 51
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 13 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 63
  • 6 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 13 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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