Video Highlights: Manchester United 3 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League, Video Highlights | 16:35 | 24/04/2010

Nani - Manchester United vs Tottenham HotspurManchester United are back on top of the Premier League after beating Tottenham 3-1 at Old trafford.

United are two points clear at the top of the table, with rivals Chelsea at home to Stoke on Sunday. A win for Chelsea will see them leapfrog United once more as the title race nears its conclusion.

England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was absent due to a groin injury, but two Ryan Giggs penalties and fine goal from Nani gave United a vital win.

The deadlock was broken in the 59th minute when Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled Patrice Evra. Captain Giggs stepped up to score.

Fourth-placed Spurs hauled themselves back into the match with a 70th minute header from Ledley King. Spurs then pushed for a second goal, but United went ahead again.

Nani cut in from the right on 81 minutes to chip over goalkeeper Huerelho Gomes and then won the second penalty for Giggs in the 87th minute that sealed the win.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said after the game that Wayne Rooney was likely to miss United’s title run in, but would be fit for the World Cup.

Match Info
Stadium: Old Trafford, England
Attendance: 75,268
Match Date: April 24, 2010, 12:45 UK
Type: Barclays Premier League
MUFC Tottenham Hotspur
1 Edwin van der Sar (G)
15 Nemanja Vidic (CD-L)
23 Jonathan Evans (CD-R)
3 Patrice Evra (LB)
21 Rafael (RB)
18 Paul Scholes (CM-L)
24 Darren Fletcher (CM-R)
11 Ryan Giggs (AM)
17 Nani (LM)
25 Antonio Valencia (RM)
9 Dimitar Berbatov (ST)

1 Gomes (G)
26 Ledley King (CD-L)
20 Michael Dawson (CD-R)
3 Gareth Bale (LB)
32 Benoit Assou-Ekotto (RB)
12 Wilson Palacios (CM-L)
6 Tom Huddlestone (CM-R)
14 Luka Modric (LM)
5 David Bentley (RM)
18 Jermain Defoe (CF-L)
9 Roman Pavlyuchenko (CF-R)
Substitutes
22 John O’Shea
16 Michael Carrick
6 Wes Brown
4 Owen Hargreaves
29 Tomasz Kuszczak
28 Darron Gibson
27 Federico Macheda
8 Jermaine Jenas
15 Peter Crouch
17 Eidur Gudjohnsen
7 Aaron Lennon
27 Ben Alnwick
4 Younes Kaboul
19 Sebastien Bassong
Substitutions
‘60 Carrick for Valencia
‘67 O’Shea for Evra
‘80 Macheda for Rafael
‘55 Gudjohnsen for Defoe
‘66 Lennon for Bentley
‘76 Crouch for Pavlyuchenko
Goals
‘58 Ryan Giggs (penalty)
‘82 Nani
‘86 Ryan Giggs (penalty)
‘70 Ledley King

Statistics
19(6) Shots (on Goal) 9(3)
14 Fouls 10
4 Corner Kicks 4
4 Offsides 1
56% Time of Possession 44%
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 3
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