January 20, 2013
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United
Clint Dempsey struck two minutes into injury time for Tottenham to rain on Robin van Persie's parade at White Hart Lane.
Van Persie had put Manchester United on course for a vital win when he scored his sixth goal against Spurs, but after a sustained period of pressure, Dempsey delivered Andre Villas-Boas' men a thrilling equaliser with less than 60 seconds of the match remaining.
The American, who had missed a gilt-edged chance earlier in the second half, got on the end of Aaron Lennon's pull-back and slotted home after David De Gea had gone walkabout.
The draw means United are now just five points ahead of Manchester City after Roberto Mancini's men after their win over Fulham yesterday.
|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|