Statistics & Post-Match Quotes | Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester United

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TEAM STATISTICS

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Tottenham

United

Shots (on target)

18 (6) 6 (5)

Total Passes

412 393

Passing Accuracy

81% 83%

Ball Possession

52% 48%

Tackles won

11 19

Interceptions

31 16

Fouls

10 10

Corners

7 3

Offsides

1 0

MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER STATISTICS

* David de Gea (goalkeeper): 11/25 passing (44%), 1 goal conceded, 5 saves

* Jonny Evans (right-center-back): 35/39 passing (90%), 2/2 long balls, 3 tackles, 1 interception, 20 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 2 fouls

* Rio Ferdinand (left-center-back): 29/31 passing (94%), 4/5 long balls, 4 tackles, 2 interceptions, 17 clearances, 2 shots blocked, 0 fouls

* Phil Jones (right-back): 42/52 passing (81%), 0 key passes, 0/2 crosses, 1/2 long balls, 4 tackles, 1 interception, 6 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 2 fouls

* Patrice Evra (left-back): 22/30 passing (73%), 1 key pass, 0/3 crosses, 2/4 long balls, 0 tackles, 3 interceptions, 6 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 1 foul, 1 assist

* Michael Carrick (central-midfield): 72/81 passing (89%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 4/5 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 1 successful dribble, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 shots

* Paul Scholes (central-midfield | substituted off 61'): 34/37 passing (92%), 1 key pass, 0/0 crosses, 6/7 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 4 tackles, 2 interceptions, 0 shots

* Nani (right-winger | substituted off 80'): 28/37 passing (76%), 1 key pass, 0/4 crosses, 1/2 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 1 successful dribble, 0 fouls won, 0 tackles, 3 interceptions, 0 shots

* Ashley Young (left-winger): 24/30 passing (80%), 2 key passes, 2/4 crosses, 2/3 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 0 tackles, 1 interception, 2 shots (2 on target), 2 goals, 1 assist

* Wayne Rooney (striker): 40/49 passing (82%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 3/3 long balls, 0/2 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 3 shots (3 on target), 1 goal

* Danny Welbeck (striker): 23/24 passing (96%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 1 successful dribble, 1 foul won, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Ryan Giggs (central-midfield | substituted on 61'): 25/28 passing (89%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 3/3 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 tackles, 1 interception, 0 shots

* Park Ji-sung (right-winger | substituted on 80'): 8/10 passing (80%) 0 key pases,0/0 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 1 tackle, 0 interceptions, 0 shots

POST-MATCH QUOTES

Sir Alex Ferguson | MUFC manager (courtesy of MUTV)

(Overall thoughts on the match...) "We certainly carried a lot of luck today. It was a great performance from Tottenham in the first half and maybe we got our tactics wrong. We improved in the second half and pushed up. In the first period we tried to drop off and bring them onto us a bit but it didn't work. At half-time I told the players to push up on top of their back four a bit more and not to allow them to build their play. We did much better at that, but it needed the second goal to give us the confidence in our game. After that we played very well."

(United getting out to a lead despite their poor start...) It was a massive performance from our defenders. Tottenham are a very good team - you have to consider that. That was only their second defeat at home since the start of the season. Scoring right on half-time was probably our first strike at goal. It was a nice finish from Wayne but a real killer for Tottenham. They were probably sat in the dressing room wondering how they were 1-0 down because they'd played ever so well. Their form at home has been absolutely fantastic so it was a massive result."

Ashley Young | MUFC winger

(On being victorious despite struggling through much of the match...) "As long as we stay as a team and a solid unit, which we did out there, then we know we can get a goal. We nicked one in the first-half and then came out and got another two. We weren't at our best in the first-half, but we went 1-0 up and went on the front foot in the second half. All of the players knew that we weren’t playing to our full potential. We had to show it in the second half and we did well to get the two goals and the three points. We felt comfortable when the second goal went in. We just wanted to go on and we knew we could get more goals. We knew if we kept on working hard then we’ll get a third and we did that."

(On the run-in...) "We are taking each as they come. We knew it was going to be a tough game and we are just happy to get the three points."

* TBB will keep you updated as the quotes keep coming in.

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