Spurs caught Manchester United cold at White Hart Lane


In snowy conditions, and pressed throughout the game, Manchester United’s race to the title was dented in “Fergie time”, as Dempsey took full opportunity amidst some poor United defending to slot home the equalizer right at the end to cancel RvP’s first half opener, and bring United back to earth, showing them that the league is not over yet, and more nasty surprises could be on the way as they look for title no. 20. City would be rubbing their hands in glee as the deficit is now only 5 points, and from what United displayed today, it is clear that the Red Devils are having difficulties to kill off games, as United had only 2 out of 5 shots on target throughout the entire game, while Spurs had 8 out of 25 shots. RvP scored on the 25th minute following Cleverley’s cross, but from there United did not press for more, and instead turned into defensive mode, more relying on the one-goal lead to see them through, which gave Spurs some more confidence to go forward, and although United held on as Ferdinand managed to deny Defoe, they could do little when Dempsey slotted home the equalizer following De Gea’s flapped clearance which landed into Lennon and the latter gifted the ball to Dempsey. United were lucky in fact not to concede more, as De Gea made a mistake early in the first half when he parried Lennon’s shot straight at Defoe, though he did save from the latter’s shot in the same action, but an offside was given, then he had to stretch to deny Defoe just after RvP’s goal, then deny Bale with his legs, and in the second half again using his legs to deny Dembele in a 1-on-1 situation. Tough times are awaiting United, as the league’s best attack is finding difficulties to score goals freely, but let’s hope it’s only temporary.


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