Tottenham’s 22 year wait for a league win at Old Trafford continues after they went down 3-0 to Manchester United, extending the Reds unbeaten home run to 15 months in the Premier League.
The first period was evenly contested with end-to-end action with Spurs in particular keen to test out United’s rookie keeper David De Gea from distance.
And whilst there may have been some merit to this tactic it relied on more accurate shooting than that provided by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Both keepers needed to make smart saves in the first 45 minutes but after the break it was Spurs stopper Brad Friedel who came under the most pressure.
Danny Welbeck headed the host’s into the lead with a header just on the hour from Tom Cleverley's inviting right-wing cross.
This lead was doubled after a flowing move ended with Anderson firing home after a cheeky back-heel from Welbeck set up the Brazilian.
Referee: Lee Probert
Venue: Old Trafford
Man Utd scorers: Welbeck 61, Anderson 76, Rooney 87
Yellow cards: Evans (MU), Dawson (TOT), Defoe (TOT)