PREMIER LEAGUE: Man Utd ensure Tottenham’s long wait for win at Old Trafford continues

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.
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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.

Manchester United have now gone 22 games unbeaten at home and whilst Tottenham threatened more than once, after a scoreless first-half United increased the pressure and deservedly scored three goals.

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.

Spurs hit-back almost immediately with Jermain Defoe's volley hitting the post via a slight deflection off Chris Smalling.

Wayne Rooney then missed a sitter from point-blank range but redeemed himself with three minutes remaining by heading home a Ryan Giggs cross, as United begin the season with successive victories.

Referee: Lee Probert

Venue: Old Trafford

Attendance: 75,498

Man Utd scorers: Welbeck 61, Anderson 76, Rooney 87
Tottenham scorers:

Yellow cards: Evans (MU), Dawson (TOT), Defoe (TOT)

 
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