United held to a 2-all draw

By Drum Digital
01 December 2013

Wayne Rooney has scored a brace as Manchester United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Tottenham Hotspur in an entertaining English Premiership encounter on Sunday.

Spurs led twice, through a Kyle Walker free-kick and then a stunning strike from Sandro, but Rooney hit back on each occasion to extend United's unbeaten record to 12 games in all competitions.

David Moyes's side were thankful to leave White Hart Lane with a point, but having also drawn 2-2 at Cardiff City last weekend, this was another missed opportunity to gain ground on the top four.

Following the euphoria of the 5-0 mid-week thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League, it was a reality check for the champions, who remain in eighth place, nine points behind leaders Arsenal.

It is now 13 games since Spurs last beat United at home, but they were unrecognisable from the team thrashed 6-0 at Manchester City last weekend and continue to trail United by only a point.

United welcomed back captain Nemanja Vidic following concussion, but Robin van Persie was once again unavailable due to a groin injury, so Shinji Kagawa reprised his role in support of lone striker Rooney.

Spurs made six changes to the team that won 2-0 at Tromso in the Europa League on Thursday, with manager Andre Villas-Boas electing to deploy Sandro, Paulinho and Mousa Dembele in a three-man midfield.

-Sport24

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