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Rampant Manchester United Defeat Tottenham after Amazing Comeback


Man Utd Celebrate

A resurgent second half performance from Manchester United saw them come back from two goals down and beat Tottenham Spurs 5 – 2 to stay on top of the table and continue there pursuit of the Premiership Title. In the earlier kick off, Liverpool kept the pressure on Manchester United after beating Hull City. It looked like the Premiership Race will be thrown wide open as Tottenham took an early 2 – 0 lead in the first half. But United had shown this season that they can not be counted out so soon. And they went on a rampage in the second half and destroyed Tottenham 5 – 3.

United started with a strong Line up with Ferdinand and Berbatov back into the squad. Manchester United started brightly as they pushed forward for an early goal. Tottenham first real chance came for Darren Bent after he was picked out at the far post but his header was saved by Van Der Sar. United had a couple of decent chances with Rooney and Ronaldo going close but it was Tottenham who took the lead. Vidic and Ferdinand failed to clear a Corluka cross from the left and it fell to Bent who smashed home the opener. And things got worse for United after two minutes as an Aaron Lennon cross from the left found Luka Modric who chested the ball before firing in Tottenham’s second.

Old Trafford looked nearly stunned and minutes later Ronaldo nearly scored a goal as he forced a great fingertip save from Gomes. Soon after he had the ball in the net but there was a handball by Berbatov in the build up. The first half ended with Tottenham toying with Manchester United and Palacios going close with a shot.

At the half time, many fans must be thinking about 29th September 2001. The day when Manchester United beat Tottenham 5 – 3 at White Hart Lane after going down 3 – 0. And who said History does not repeat itself, Who expected such a second half from Manchester United. United sent on Tevez for Nani at the start of the second half. Rooney soon had a good chance after being gifted possession by Keane but his effort was deflected for a corner by Keane. Soon after Tevez was set up by Ronaldo but his shot was well saved by Spurs keeper. And then the comeback started.

Ronaldo Penalty

Manchester United got a penalty after Carrick went down after a challenge from Gomes. Many may believe it to be a controversial decision but looking at the replays, it looked the right decision. Ronaldo stepped up confidently and converted the penalty and after that, it was just one way game for United. There were a lot of yellow cards given as the game got serious but things got interesting with 25 minutes left. A good passing move by United saw Berbatov passing to Tevez who passed on to Rooney who cut in from the left and shot past the keeper in the near post to draw United level. And a minute later, United took the lead as Rooney crossed from the left and Ronaldo headed in. And two minutes later it was a cross from Ronaldo from the right with Rooney scoring after controlling the ball and shooting. Woodgate tried to clear the ball of the line but the goal was awarded. With United leading 4 – 2, Darren Bent went close for Tottenham with a curling shot. And a few minutes later, it was Berbatov’s turn to score. His header was not saved properly by Gomes who failed to keep hold of the ball and Berbatov bundled the ball from the rebound. Rooney and Ronaldo were ripping apart Tottenham as they went close looking for there hat trick. But in the end , the game finished at 5 – 3 with Manchester United going back to the top of league.

After that superb comeback against Aston Villa, this was another great comeback and this sends a big message to Liverpool and the rest of the teams that they cannot under estimate United now.

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