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Barclays Premier League

Sunday, 15 March 2015,

Man United
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Tottenham
  • Kickoff: 17:00 BST
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Attendance: 75,112
  • 9' Marouane Fellaini
  • 19' Michael Carrick
  • 34' Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United

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    Tottenham Hotspur

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    Duo banned for United

    Midfielder Angel di Maria and defender Jonny Evans are suspended for Manchester United's game against Tottenham on Sunday.

    Striker Robin van Persie is still out with an ankle problem, but midfielder Ashley Young has overcome the leg injury he suffered in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal on Monday.

    Centre-back Marcos Rojo is doubtful because of a groin problem.

    Louis van Gaal believes United can still climb above Manchester City and finish second.

    Van Gaal won a trophy in his first year at Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but his chances of achieving the same feat at United are remote.

    United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Arsenal on Monday and they sit 10 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea, who have a match in hand.

    But with games against Spurs, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea to come over the next few weeks, Van Gaal knows United have an opportunity to move away from the rivals lurking just outside the top four.

    And despite recent criticism of his team, Van Gaal also believes United can even overcome the five-point gap that separates them from their cross-city rivals.

    "The coming matches are very decisive," the United manager said.

    "We are so close to a lot of clubs. We can be second or third. It is not a big difference, I believe.

    "Manchester United have to be one of the teams who have to play in the Champions League."

    Van Gaal remarked earlier this season that he owned an "iron shield" to protect him from any criticism that comes his way.

    Despite being fourth in the table and losing just three of his last 23 games, Van Gaal has been criticised for his style of play.

    Paul Scholes unleashed his latest volley on Friday, remarking in his Independent column that some of United's play in their defeat to Arsenal was "prehistoric".

    In fairness, the former United midfielder said he was confident Van Gaal would be a success at Old Trafford and the manager himself seems pretty sure about that too.

    All he needs is for his players to start reproducing the kind of form they have shown in training on the pitch.

    "We have the confidence to reach the goal we set at the beginning of the season," said Van Gaal, who was told last summer that his target this year was a top-four finish.

    "I have a lot of confidence in my players. From what I see in training sessions, we have progressed. But there is a big difference between training sessions and matches.

    "We have to wait for the big victory. Then, maybe, we shall have more spirit and also more confidence to win our games."

    Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

    With only league fixtures remaining, Pochettino has been able to give his squad a two-day break in the lead up to the game at Old Trafford.

    Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul and Etienne Capoue will be hoping to be included in some capacity having not been involved in a matchday squad since January.

    Pochettino targeting a third successive Spurs victory at Old Trafford and said: "We believe we can win."

    "You never think before a game that it is possible to lose. You are always focusing on getting the three points and are never thinking about losing.

    "Our pressure is inside us, in the group. We want to win every game. Maybe Manchester United has history, but our mentality is to compete and try to win the game. Man United is not my problem."

    91'+2

    End Regular Time

    91'+1

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 92'

    91'

    Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 91'

    90'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 90'

    89'

    Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Erik Lamela with a through ball.

    89'

    Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 89'

    89'

    Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 89'

    88'

    Rafael (Manchester United) Throw In at 88'

    88'

    Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 88'

    88'

    Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 88'

    88'

    Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    88'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 88'

    87'

    Substitution, Manchester United. Rafael replaces Michael Carrick.

    87'

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Adebayor is caught offside.

    86'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 86'

    85'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 85'

    85'

    Attempt blocked. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

    85'

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Wayne Rooney.

    84'

    Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 84'

    84'

    Foul by Andreas Pereira (Manchester United).

    83'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 83'

    83'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 83'

    83'

    Substitution, Manchester United. Falcao replaces Marouane Fellaini.

    79'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 79'

    79'

    Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 79'

    79'

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Emmanuel Adebayor replaces Nacer Chadli.

    78'

    Offside, Manchester United. Ashley Young tries a through ball, but Daley Blind is caught offside.

    78'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 78'

    78'

    Michael Carrick (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    78'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 78'

    77'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Free Kick at 77'

    77'

    Substitution, Manchester United. Andreas Pereira replaces Juan Mata.

    76'

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Eric Dier tries a through ball, but Erik Lamela is caught offside.

    76'

    Attempt missed. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

    76'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 76'

    76'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 76'

    76'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Free Kick at 76'

    75'

    Foul by Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

    75'

    Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 75'

    75'

    Offside, Manchester United. Michael Carrick tries a through ball, but Ander Herrera is caught offside.

    74'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 74'

    74'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 74'

    74'

    Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 74'

    73'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 73'

    73'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 73'

    72'

    Danny Rose

    72'

    Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

    71'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 71'

    69'

    Ashley Young (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 69'

    67'

    Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 67'

    67'

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    67'

    Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 67'

    66'

    Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    65'

    Attempt missed. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

    64'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 64'

    64'

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Ryan Mason.

    64'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 64'

    63'

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

    62'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Free Kick at 61'

    61'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    60'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 60'

    59'

    Ashley Young (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 59'

    58'

    Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 58'

    58'

    Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    58'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 58'

    57'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 57'

    57'

    Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    54'

    Attempt missed. Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

    54'

    Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 54'

    54'

    Phil Jones (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 54'

    54'

    Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 54'

    53'

    Attempt blocked. Daley Blind (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

    53'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 53'

    53'

    Ander Herrera (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 53'

    51'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 51'

    49'

    Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

    49'

    Ander Herrera (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 49'

    49'

    Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 49'

    49'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 49'

    48'

    Attempt missed. Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

    47'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 47'

    47'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 47'

    46'

    Start 2nd Half

    46'+1

    First Half ends, Manchester United 3, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

    46'

    Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ashley Young.

    46'

    Ashley Young (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 46'

    46'

    Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 46'

    45'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 45'

    44'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 44'

    44'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 44'

    41'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 41'

    41'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 41'

    41'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    41'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 41'

    39'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 39'

    39'

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

    37'

    Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini with a cross.

    37'

    Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 37'

    37'

    Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 37'

    37'

    Hand ball by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

    37'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 37'

    37'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 37'

    36'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 36'

    36'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 36'

    34'

    3 - 0

    Goal! Manchester United 3, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

    33'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 33'

    32'

    Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 32'

    32'

    Juan Mata

    32'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    31'

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Mousa Dembélé replaces Andros Townsend.

    31'

    Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata with a cross.

    31'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 31'

    30'

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Andros Townsend.

    30'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 30'

    30'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 30'

    29'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 29'

    29'

    Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    28'

    Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 28'

    28'

    Offside, Manchester United. Michael Carrick tries a through ball, but Juan Mata is caught offside.

    26'

    Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Free Kick at 26'

    26'

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Nacer Chadli tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

    26'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 26'

    25'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Free Kick at 25'

    25'

    Foul by Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

    24'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 24'

    24'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 24'

    22'

    Ashley Young (Manchester United) Throw In at 22'

    22'

    Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 22'

    22'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    22'

    Ashley Young (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 22'

    22'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 22'

    20'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 20'

    20'

    Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    20'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 20'

    19'

    2 - 0

    Goal! Manchester United 2, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Michael Carrick (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

    19'

    Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata with a cross.

    19'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 19'

    18'

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

    18'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 18'

    18'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 18'

    18'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 17'

    17'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 17'

    17'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 17'

    16'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 16'

    14'

    Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 14'

    14'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 14'

    13'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Free Kick at 13'

    12'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    12'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) Free Kick at 12'

    12'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    12'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 12'

    12'

    Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 12'

    11'

    Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 11'

    11'

    Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 11'

    11'

    Foul by Juan Mata (Manchester United).

    10'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 10'

    9'

    1 - 0

    Goal! Manchester United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Carrick with a through ball.

    9'

    Michael Carrick (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 9'

    8'

    Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 8'

    8'

    Offside, Manchester United. Daley Blind tries a through ball, but Wayne Rooney is caught offside.

    8'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 8'

    8'

    Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    8'

    Chris Smalling (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 8'

    8'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 8'

    7'

    Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 7'

    6'

    Hand ball by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

    6'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Free Kick at 6'

    6'

    Foul by Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur).

    5'

    Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 5'

    5'

    Offside, Manchester United. Ashley Young tries a through ball, but Wayne Rooney is caught offside.

    4'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 4'

    4'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 4'

    3'

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 3'

    3'

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by David de Gea.

    1'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 1'

    1'

    First Half begins.

    1'

    First Half begins.

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    Possession

    52%
    48%
    • Manchester United
    • Tottenham Hotspur

    Shots

    11
    5

    Shots on target

    3
    1

    Fouls

    12
    10

    Corners

    4
    2

    Yellow Cards

    1
    1

    Red Cards

    0
    0

    Head to Head

    Man United3 - 0Tottenham
    Tottenham0 - 0Man United
    Man United1 - 2Tottenham
    Tottenham2 - 2Man United
    Tottenham1 - 1Man United
    Man United2 - 3Tottenham

    Man United

    • 1David De Gea
    • 12Chris Smalling
    • 25Antonio Valencia
    • 4Phil Jones
    • 17Daley Blind
    • 8Juan Mata
    • -> Andreas Pereira
    • 18Ashley Young
    • 10Wayne Rooney
    • 21Ander Herrera
    • 16Michael Carrick
    • -> Rafael
    • 31Marouane Fellaini
    • -> Radamel Falcao
    • Subs
    • 13Anders Lindegaard
    • 49James Wilson
    • 42Tyler Blackett
    • 11Adnan Januzaj

    Tottenham

    • 1Hugo Lloris
    • 15Eric Dier
    • 3Danny Rose
    • 2Kyle Walker
    • 5Jan Vertonghen
    • 38Ryan Mason
    • -> Erik Lamela
    • 17Andros Townsend
    • -> Mousa Dembélé
    • 42Nabil Bentaleb
    • 23Christian Eriksen
    • 22Nacer Chadli
    • -> Emmanuel Adebayor
    • 18Harry Kane
    • Subs
    • 6Vlad Chiriches
    • 13Michel Vorm
    • 33Ben Davies
    • 8Paulinho

    Wayne Rooney delivers knockout blow as Man United cruise past Spurs

    Manchester United moved to within just two points of second-placed Manchester City thanks to a commanding 3-0 Premier League victory against Tottenham.

    United needed just nine minutes to break the deadlock at Old Trafford as Marouane Fellaini picked out the bottom corner after being played in by Michael Carrick.

    Carrick soon turned from provider to goalscorer, doubling his side's lead with a well-taken header after Tottenham had failed to deal with a corner.

    And Wayne Rooney made it three inside 34 minutes, capitalising on some poor Spurs defending as he raced clear of two opponents and then slotted past Hugo Lloris. His celebration -- pretending to box before falling to the ground -- made reference to footage that was unearthed showing the forward appearing to be knocked unconscious by Stoke City full-back Phil Bardsley.

    Tottenham failed to recover from their first-half display and were unable to pull a goal back after the break as United held on comfortably for the win.

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