Man United turn on style to beat Spurs

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Updated: August 22, 2011

Manchester United 3 : 0 Tottenham Hotspurs
Welbeck 60min
Anderson 75min
Rooney 87min

Full time played
Commentary:

Review: Manchester United made it two wins from two games with a comfortable 3-o win over Tottenham at Old Trafford this evening. Danny Welbeck, Anderson and Wayne Rooney all scored after half-time to move the Reds to the top of the Premier League table. The impressive Welbeck got his head on the end of a pinpoint cross by Tom Cleverley on 61 minutes to finally beat veteran Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel. Welbeck then turned provider with a lovely back heel for Anderson to slam home the second goal of the night on 76 minutes.

Wayne Rooney added the third with a late header, rising well to meet Ryan Gigg’s cross, as the champions carried on the fantastic home form that propelled them to the title last season.

Full time: The ref calls full time and United have made it 16 win’s in a row at OT.
Added time: There will be 3 minutes of added time
90min Yellow card for Defoe as he tackles De Gea after he spills it.. looked entitled to.
89min VDV with another wild effort, he’s taken the shot on sight message too literally at times tonight
88min Park with an effort, didn’t get a hold of it though.
87min GOAL!! Game over as Giggs chips in a lovely ball and Rooney has his second of the second, nice header. All too easy this half for Man Utd.
86min De Gea again saves from VDV, a tame effort this time around.
86min VDV hits one from distance, De Gea tips it out for a corner
85min NEARLY Nani tries to play in Rooney but overcooks it, Rooney lets him know his feelings..
84min CHANCE!! Rooney hits it over underneath the post, Nani will another good ball in
82min Ovation for Welbeck and deserved, lovely second half
81min Man Utd make a triple substition as Hernandez, Giggs and Ji Sung Park on for Welbeck, Cleverly and Young
78min POST!! De Gea makes a mess of a cross in and the ball falls to Defoe who snaps a shot agains the post. Let off.
77min Nani denied, United looking rampant at the moment
76min GOAL!! Anderson will a nice goal but Welbeck will get the plaudits, lovely backheel to set up the Brazilian. The build up was lovely again as United broke with De Gea catching well and releasing Young. Tomorrow’s headlines will be all about Welbeck
75min Jones does brilliantly to stop Bale, great tackle
74min Kranjcar and Livermore off as Huddleston and Pavlyuchenko come on. All three subs used now. VDV will be happy. 16 minutes to go.
73min Lovely football, flicks and small tidy passes, Young and Rooney linking well. End result corner which is cleared.
72min Jones slips as he’s about to shoot and Spurs break but its cleared easily..
70min Welbeck has grown in stature since the goal, a nice run there win’s an United throw and then a corner.
70min Rare Spurs attack see Corluka win a throw.. Huddleston and Pavlyuchenko coming on
69min Headed clear for another corner, Evans attempt is saved by Friedel. Harry needs to do something.
69min United corner. Can Spurs keep them out, they’ve had no ball last 10 minutes
68min OVERHEAD KICK!! Yes you read it right, Welbeck with an ambitious attempt. Friedel collects.
65min Not something you see every day, a foul throw by Evra. Rooney shoots from distance but it goes over. Confidence sky high now for Man Utd.
64min WHAT A SAVE!!, Friedel denys Rooney, ball looked to be creeping at the post.. but the veteran got down well. Corner
63min FREE KICK!! Kranjcar fouls Evra just outside the box, dangerous position.
60min GOAL!! Welbeck with a lovely header. Great goal and lovely ball in from Cleverly I think it was
60min Rooney is everywhere, dropping deep to get the ball and influence the game
59min VDV effort is crazy and goes over.. Harry not too pleased with that
58min Its been all Man United last few minutes, they have a chance now as Evan’s gives away a free just inside his half
56min Its a lively start to the 2nd half, both sides showing more intent..
55min Assou-Ekotto with a good block on Cleverly, ball coming out to Smalling who win’s a corner.
53min DOUBLE SAVE!! Friedel blocks from Anderson with the follow up falling to Rooney but thats saved too
51min Short from VDV and United have it now again.
49min CHANCE!! Evra falls over one on one against Lennon but the ball in is blocked with VDV screaming for it
47min SAVE!! hint of handball from Cleverly as Rooney finds Young, the former Villa man turns and shoots but his ex team mate is equal to it
46min Second half underway, Corluka on for Walker, who was sick at half time.
Half time: Its 0-0 here at Old Trafford, Spurs have defended well and an early save from Friedel aside there hasn’t been too many chances of note. The young backline of De Gea, Jones, Smalling and Evans have had a comfortable enough evening so far with Spurs lacking a presence up front.
Added time: WIDE!! Defoe in space shots from outside of box but doesn’t get hold of it and it goes wide
Added time: There will be 2 minutes of added time
45min ARGY BARGY Nani goes in late on Kaboul who reactes and puts his head up to Nani’s. Ref steps and handles it well.
45min Kaboul does well to win the ball there
44min FOUL!! Kranjcar takes down Young in the United half, free kick
42min SAVE!! First real save of note for De Gea as Bale sets up VDV for a shot.
40min Young is still down, he looks in pain.
39min United free as Dawson is fooled by the feet of Young – Harry will be pleased with the work of his defenders tonight
38min Hopeful ball up from Bale, Jones clears
37min United crowd up in arms as a free kick goes against Welbeck on half way, looked 50/50
36min Spurs free kick but in their own half.
35min Friedel collects, still nil all.
34min SHOT! Nani is closed down and his shot is deflected over for another corner.
31min SHOT!! Kranjcar with some nice control and a shot in but de Gea gathers it easily
29min Wasted corner as VDV puts too much on it and it goes out
29min Defoe tries to get a shot in but its blocked and Spurs have a corner
28min WIDE!! Lovely ball in from Rooney, perfect ball and Young’s header goes just wide
27min Dawson defends well there, its another United corner.
26min Spurs passing it around now, gone from deep in the United half to their own half.. ball in Bale OFFSIDE!!
25min Its entertaining here, nearly hard to keep up
24min Spurs turn to have a chance as they break and VDV tries to lob De Gea, gathered
24min Another good cross in, end result a Jones shot falls to Young but Spurs clear
24min United win a corner after Friedel’s kick is sent straight to a man in red
23min Lennon gets some space but he’s cross is poor
22min Another good CROSS!! in this time from Nani, in between defender and keeper but no one can get on end of it.
21min SAVE!! De Gea will be an easy one there from Bale.
20min CROSS Nani gets to the by line and gets a ball in but no one on the end of it.
18min Assou-Ekotto does well to stop Nani getting the cross in. United in determined mood.
16min Lovely move by United, Welbeck does well and feeds Young but the ball in is poor and Friedel gathers.
15min SKILL!! Nice move by Bale who initially loses to Smalling but win’s it back and turns and goes. Tackled and ball goes out – goal kick
14min CHANCE!! Dawson win’s an easy header but no direction or power and it goes over
13min Nearly spoke too soon, ball back to De Gea by Evans and the Spaniard takes a touch and is almost robbed of it, free out result
12min Couple of nice early touches for De Gea, will help his confidence. the threatened Spurs bombardment hasn’t happened yet
11min Spurs getting a few touches of the ball, nice short passes. But United win and set Young off.. good work by Kaboul. United throw.
8min Rooney does well there but his cross/shot is gathered by the American.. lively start
7min SAVE! Good stop by Friedel from Cleverly effort, showed his agility there
6min Loose from Kranjcar, Spurs need more from him in the absence of Modric
5min Evra aside it the rest of the United defence would need ID heading out.. very talented but very young. Np pressure on them so far mind
4min Jones gets on the end of the corner but no threat from it. All United so far.
3min Evra win’s a corner for United.
2min Awful pass by Van der Vaart Rooney intercepts and runs at goal. He plays the ball out to the win and gets on the end of the cross in but straight at Friedel. Good start by United.
1min United on the attack straight away, Rooney floating a cross in but Young just fails to get on it in. Good tackle by Kaboul
1min We’re underway, United kick off
0min 20 minutes to kick off. The big news for Spurs fan’s is no Modric as HR says his head is not right while for United Vidic and Ferdinand miss out through injury

Teams:

Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra, Nani, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Rooney, Welbeck.

Subs: Lindegaard, Berbatov, Giggs, Park, Hernandez, Carrick, Fabio Da Silva.

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Livermore, Kranjcar, Bale, Van der Vaart, Defoe.

Subs: Gomes, Huddlestone, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Bassong, Corluka, Townsend.

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