Manchester United came away from White Hart Lane with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday. It was a good three points as Tottenham had previously won all four of their Premier League games.
Top of table Tottenham had a dream start taking the lead after less than a minute through a overhead kick from in-form England striker Jermain Defoe.
That lead didn’t last long as in the 25th minute veteran winger Ryan Giggs curled home a superb equaliser from 25 yards.
Former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov had some superb chances to put the champions in to the lead but couldn’t find a way past his old team. United did however take the lead in the 41st minute Anderson drilling home his first United goal from the edge of the area after a Paul Scholes effort was blocked Ledley King.
Tottenham went close to equalising Ben Foster tipping a Jermaine Jenas strike round the post. Tottenham were unlucky not to equalise from the corner as well as Peter Crouch struck the bar. Paul Scholes then received a red card in the 59th minute for two bookable offences after a poor tackle on Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
United made sure of the three points with twelve minutes remaining Wayne Rooney latched onto Darren Fletcher’s pass and beat Alan Hutton before finishing through Carlo Cudicini’s legs. This was a big victory as Tottenham were undefeated and the result takes United up to second in the Premier League table.