Premier League Results: Score, Match Analysis and Highlights from the EPL Fixture between Tottenham vs Man United on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Includes Video Highlights for U.S. viewers (as available).
Result: Spurs 1 – 1 Manchester United
Location: White Hart Lane – Tottenham Hotspur
|Tottenham – 1
||Man United – 1|
|Clint Dempsey 90’+3′||Robin van Persie 25’|
The first half was largely dominated by Tottenham, but Manchester United was able to open the scoring through Robin van Persie on a header from a Tom Cleverly cross. The second half began with Spurs continuing to retain possession and push the United defense. Clint Dempsey had a clear chance when he dribbled through the United defense only to have David de Gea come out and make a fantastic save. United should have had a penalty when Wayne Rooney was taken down in the box, but the referee waved play on instead.
By the last ten minutes United was pushed deep into their half and were giving the ball back to Tottenham far too easily. Spurs speed from players like Bale, Lennon and Defoe kept United on the defensive. It seemed inevitable that an equalizer would be coming. In the final minute of stoppage time they were finally able to scramble in a goal to salvage a draw.
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