LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United and Tottenham played to an exciting 2-2 draw in their Barclays Premier League clash at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
England on form striker Wayne Rooney scored a brace to twice pulled Manchester United back from behind, while Kyle Walker and Sandro got the goals for Tottenham, who bounced back from the 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City last week.
“Today was a very difficult game,” Rooney said after his Man of the Match performance in front of the England national boss Roy Hodgson. “We are on a good run, but we need to start turning those draws into wins.”
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Tottenham got the go ahead goal from a Walker super free-kick after 18 minutes, but Rooney pulled a goal back for Man United with a good finish of his own from a Phil Jones cross in the 32nd minute.
A Sandro beauty strike, after turning Tom Cleverley inside out close to the 18-yard box, put Tottenham ahead again on 54 minutes.
However, Rooney netted from the penalty spot after Danny Welbeck was brought down by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 57th minute.
“Obviously it was not a bad result, because against Manchester United it is always difficult, but I think, due to fact that we took a heavy defeat against Manchester City, this was a great response from players,” said Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.
“They played with no fear and with great desire and our performance showed the unity that surrounds us.”