It was Tottenham Hotspur that controlled the majority of the match but it was Manchester United that left White Hart Lane with all three points. The home side did well to push their counterparts back but they failed to capitalize on their chances -- credit should be given though to United goalkeeper David de Gea for some splendid saves while praise should be also given to Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans for their brave defending in the box. Just prior to half-time, Wayne Rooney slipped Kyle Walker in the box to hammer home a header from a Ashley Young corner. The Red Devils had taken the lead against the run of play. Spurs continued to keep their foot on the pedal during the beginning of the second half but cometh the hour, cometh the Englishman Young. The winger used terrific technique on a volley to put his side up 0-2 near the hour mark and minutes later, he bagged a brace when he beautifully curled a shot to the upper far-post from about 25 yards out. Jermaine Defoe later pulled one back for Spurs as a consolation goal but the result was a 1-3 United victory in a game that manager Sir Alex Ferguson described as 'massive.' Three monster points to keep pace with Manchester City in the title race -- the champions trail the leaders still by two points.
After the jump is an alternate highlight video that is available to those viewing from the United States: