Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Sherwood emulates AVB

Tottenham defeated Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Tottenham survived a late onslaught from the home side to run out 2-1 winners at Old Trafford.

Goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen were enough to see Spurs secure a second successive league win at Old Trafford, with the previous before last year's victory coming back in 1989.

United had welcomed Wayne Rooney back into the starting line-up after a groin injury, and were full of confidence after a winning run, which saw them produce results without dominating games.

Against Tottenham, who they went into the game level on points with, they were found out, as midfield and defensive limitations were exposed by Tim Sherwood's attack minded side.

Emmanuel Adebayor sent Spurs into half-time 1-0 up scoring his fourth of the season, before Danish attack Christian Eriksen added a second with just under half an hour to spare.

In-form Danny Welbeck immediately pulled one back, causing the momentum of the game to shift and United poured everything forward.

Despite a late push, with several corners late on, United could not find the breakthrough, and simply were not good enough on the day; the story of their season to date. For Tottenham, suddenly everything is looking bright - as they landed their first back-to-back league win at Old Trafford since 1974.

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