Tottenham 0-0 Man Utd Highlights
Manchester United failed to make up ground on leaders Liverpool as they were held by a stubborn Spurs side.
David Bentley’s 25-yard volley forced a fine save from Edwin van der Sar, who also denied Aaron Lennon as Spurs had the better chances in the first half.
After the break, Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed when he was ruled to have handled the ball before scoring.
Rio Ferdinand and Ji-sung Park went close and Heurelho Gomes superbly saved Ryan Giggs’ free-kick as Spurs held on.
United started the game looking determined to ensure they closed the gap on Liverpool after the league leaders’ 2-2 draw with Hull earlier in the day.
But although the visitors dominated possession for the opening few minutes, there was a lack of pace and incisiveness in their approach play.
Instead it was Spurs who had the first serious attempt on goal when Bentley flipped the ball up with his right foot and cracked a 25-yard volley with his left, forcing Van der Sar into a smart save.
LAST SEASON’S CORRESPONDING GAME
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United
2 February 2008 – Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Spurs scorer: Berbatov 21
Man Utd scorer: Tevez 90