January 20, 2013
Parker: We deserved a point
Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker felt his side deserved their last-gasp equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at a snowy White Hart Lane.
Robin van Persie opened the scoring on 25 minutes and United looked like holding on for the win after Spurs squandered numerous chances in the second half.
However, Clint Dempsey finally equalised in the second minute of injury time to give the home side a share of the spoils.
"We put a lot of pressure on them in the second half and I think we got the goal we deserved,'' Parker told Sky Sports 1.
Parker, who was making his first league start since April, added: "I was pleased to be back out there, its been a long while. It was a tough game but I enjoyed it and hope I can stay fit now.
"We have shown real resilience. We had a good first half of the season and need to push on. Our objective is fourth (in the league) but if we can improve on that, then so be it.''
|Tottenham Hotspur||Manchester United|
|25 Hugo Lloris||1 David De Gea|
|19 Mousa Dembele||16 Michael Carrick|
|16 Kyle Naughton||3 Patrice Evra|
|20 Michael Dawson||5 Rio Ferdinand|
|28 Kyle Walker||2 Rafael|
|7 Aaron Lennon||19 Danny Welbeck|
|33 Steven Caulker||15 Nemanja Vidic|
|11 Gareth Bale||23 Tom Cleverley|
|18 Jermain Defoe||20 Robin Van Persie|
|2 Clint Dempsey||26 Shinji Kagawa|
|8 Scott Parker||4 Phil Jones|
|24 Brad Friedel||Ryan Giggs 11|
|6 Tom Huddlestone||Wayne Rooney 10|
|32 Benoit Assou-Ekotto||Antonio Valencia 7|
|29 Jake Livermore||Anders Lindegaard 13|
|22 Gylfi Sigurdsson||Anderson 8|
|5 Jan Vertonghen||Chris Smalling 12|
|31 Andros Townsend||Javier Hernández 14|
|Benoit Assou-Ekotto for Kyle Naughton (64)||Wayne Rooney for Shinji Kagawa (62)|
|Tom Huddlestone for Scott Parker (80)||Antonio Valencia for Tom Cleverley (75)|
|Michael Dawson (30)||Michael Carrick (22)|
|Clint Dempsey (90)||Patrice Evra (44)|
|Wayne Rooney (79)|
|· Squads: Tottenham Hotspur | Manchester United|