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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United: Classic encounters

Beckham was the difference in 2002. (©GettyImages)
Beckham was the difference in 2002. (©GettyImages).

This weekend sees a match that has often typified the exciting nature of the Premier League, as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United.

While Spurs have gone 23 years without a win at Old Trafford, at White Hart Lane there is little to choose between the two sides.

In all meetings between the two clubs, both have won 23 games, with 24 draws, but something has to give as the two clash in north London on Sunday.

To mark the occasion, GMF have decided to look back at five classic matches between the two clubs.
 

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United
Premier League
December 11, 1998

United hit the front through Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's double, following some swift counter attacking, before Spurs pegged them back in the second half. Sol Campbell struck with 20 minutes left, setting up a grand stand finale, before crashing in a stoppage time header.
 

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Manchester United
League Cup quarter-final
October 22, 1999

A tentative first-half was followed by a barnstorming second period, with Chris Armstrong scoring twice, before Spurs old boy Teddy Sheringham finished off a sweeping United counter-attack. It was then left to David Ginola to seal Tottenham's passage, smashing home from 25 yards.
 

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Manchester United
Premier League
December 2nd, 1999

Ryan Giggs had handed United a deserved lead mid-way through the first half but Steffen Iversen soon equalised. Paul Scholes headed into his own net to hand the hosts the lead, but Stephen Carr smashed in a third to seal the win over the treble winners.
 

Tottenham Hotspur 3-5 Manchester United
Premier League
March 5, 2002

A Premier League classic, and one of the greatest comebacks in the division's history. Dean Richards, Les Ferdinand and Chrisitan Ziege gave Spurs a seemingly unassailable 3-0 lead at the break, before Sir Alex Ferguson's side turned it around in the second half.

Andy Cole, Laurent Blanc and Ruud van Nistelrooy helped draw United level, before Juan Sebastian Veron and David Beckham sealed the comeback.
 

Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester United
Premier League
September 9, 2009

Jermain Defoe's overhead kick put Tottenham ahead in the first minute, but United came back again to snatch the three points. Ryan Giggs' free-kick and Anderson's drive put them ahead before the interval, and despite Paul Scholes' sending off, Wayne Rooney hit a glorious third.

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