Manchester 2- Tottenham 3, partidazo and goal of Bale
Manchester United let the game of the sixth day of the English league against Tottenham escape at Old Trafford (2-3) and is four points behind the leader of the Premier, el Chelsea.
Belgian Jan Vertonghen scored the first goal for the visitors two minutes into the game, while the Welshman Gareth Bale added the second for André Villas-Boas' men, who have three consecutive wins in the league, at half an hour.
Wayne Rooney had to leave, recovered from his thigh injury, to revolutionize the match in the second half, but the goals of the Portuguese Luis Nani, to pass the english, and from the Japanese Shinji Kagawa, they were not enough against a Tottenham that had scored the third through the American Clint Dempsey.
This was Tottenham's first win in history at Old Trafford in a Premier League game..
United took the field knowing in advance the result of the “blues”, who resolved their commitment against Arsenal with goals from the Spaniards Fernanno Torres and Juan Mata (1-2), a result that made it impossible for Alex Ferguson's men to take the leadership of the Premier this day.
somewhat unfocused, the “Red Devils” life was complicated as soon as the match started with a goal, at minute two, in a quick action that Jan Vertonghen concluded by entering the United area with the ball under control.
The Belgian found a static defense in front of him, unable to prevent Danish Anders Lindegaard from finishing off the leather into the net.
It was the fifth time in six league games this season that Alex Ferguson's men, the Scottish manager who left striker Wayne Rooney on the starting bench today, they started the duel behind on the scoreboard.
The match ended up getting complicated for the locals half an hour into the game, when the Welshman Gareth Bale knew how to conclude a personal move with a cross shot that forced Lindegaard to collect the ball from his goal for the second time this afternoon.
The first half ended with a single United shot on goal and Ferguson visibly angry..
Wanye Roonie had to come out, who reappeared in the league after several weeks off due to a thigh injury, to revolutionize the match at the beginning of the second half.
The English international drew a cross from the right flank parallel to the baseline that allowed the Portuguese Luis Nani to put his foot on the near post and touch the ball just enough to leave it out of the reach of the American goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
It was the first of the three goals that Old Trafford saw in just two minutes: the next was carried out by “spur” Clint Dempsey, who found himself in the area with Lindegaard's rebound after a shot by Bale and had only to push the ball into the back of the goal.
With 3-1 the score, Van Perise was the one who reacted just thirty seconds later, when seeing a corridor between the cloud of defenses of the London club through which he slipped a ball to the feet of the Japanese Shinji Kagawa, that he did not miss the goal against the goalkeeper.
The “Red Devils” they searched again and again for the goal “spur” for more than half an hour, without fortune, despite the fact that they challenged goalkeeper Friedel on several occasions and even crashed a ball into the crossbar.