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Spurs 1 Manchester United 1

And there we were thinking we had a monopoly on late, game altering goals!

With Sir Alex Ferguson opting to utilise ten of the side that had beaten Liverpool in the previous league fixture, the only change being the introduction of Phil Jones, everything looked rosy in the United garden as we went into injury time at White Hart Lane.

A goal from Robin van Persie, in the 25th minute, had set us on course to extend the gap at the top of the Premier League to seven points again, following City`s 2-0 win over Fulham twenty-four hours earlier.

True we`d ridden our luck on several occasions, as Spurs searched for an equaliser, with the legs and feet of David de Gea playing a crucial part, but United could also point to the penalty they should have had when Rooney was tripped by Caulker in the penalty area.

So, when the board went up to show three minutes of stoppage time, at a snowy White Hart Lane, it appeared that we`d survived the best Spurs could throw at us, but that wasn`t the case.

The trickery and pace of Bale and Lennon all paled into insignificance when De Gea didn`t get enough distance with a punch the ball was eventually worked out to Lennon, but with several United players blocking his path to the near post, he simply squared the ball for Clint Dempsey to coolly find a gap between the massed ranks of players on the line.

Andre Villas Boas punched the air in delight whilst Sir Alex Ferguson, wearing his bobble hat back to front, knew Spurs, although it pains me to say it, had gotten the equaliser they probably deserved.




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 20 2013

Time: 7:22PM

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Fertile with his hat on did bear an uncanny resemblance to Bobby Charlton!
yearendsinone
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20/01/2013 20:34:00

Fertile?!! Lol.....Fergie
yearendsinone
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20/01/2013 20:36:00

Didn't he have his hat on backwards? Surely the united badge is supposed to face the front with the Nike tick on the back?
TheFamousNo7
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20/01/2013 20:51:00

that was funny :-)
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