To dare is to do

Tottenham showed some classy football to register their first win at Old Trafford since 1989, with Manchester United looking well like a team in decline and lacking the impact they had in the past years as they were caught cold in the first half going to the dressing room on a 0-2 scoreline, and even thou they came back with some more inspiration in the second half, they had to bow down in front of a well organized Spurs team on a 2-3 final scoreline, and this defeat makes it their second one in 6 games, and from the performance of today it looks like defeats will surely come in other games against the big clubs as well as against other teams which practice high quality football.

United were caught sleeping at the back on the 2nd minute itself as Bale released Vertonghen on goal, and the defender glided past his opposition defenders to shoot at goal, with the help of a deflection on the way to beat Lindegaard. United were unable to riposte and were pinned back. It was no surprise to see Spurs score a second on the 32nd minute as he took the ball near the half way line and with his usual burst of speed took Ferdinand for a ride before unleashing an unstoppable right foot shot past the desperate dive of Lindegaard. United were left reactionless as half time approached while Spurs were enjoying themselves on the pitch.

Rooney was sent on from the start of the second half and he was the one to send in a very good cross in for Nani to connect with a volley to reduce the deficit. However Spurs responded immediately at the other end as they broke quickly with Bale’s attempt parried initially by Lindegaard, but Dempsey was unmarked in the box to finish the job as United players were left once again in disarray on the pitch. Kagawa completed the fast and furious segment by scoring almost immediately at the other end following Van Persie’s through ball, but that was all for the Red Devils as Rooney struck the post with a freekick then Carrick later saw his header cleared by the bar to deny United the much needed equalizer, and handing a historic win to Tottenham. It was however not a stolen victory for them as they were well organized and gave everything in this match to make sure they left with the 3 points after the final whistle. 2 defeats in 6 league games, it could well be United’s worst season after all given teams like Chelsea and Man City are clicking very well so far, while Sir Alex’s demands to turn OT into a fortress hit some deaf ears…