Jose Mourinho's return to Old Trafford did not look as if it was going to plan in the first half.
Marcus Rashford beat Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post - and in truth, the goalkeeper should have done better - to put Manchester United 1-0 up.
However, with five minutes until half-time, it was Dele Alli who once again came to his new manager's rescue with a fine goal.
After a decent save from David de Gea off Serge Aurier, the playmaker completed a deft flick over his shoulder.
It was a piece of brilliance and seconds later, he'd found the back of the net.
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Check out the equaliser below:
Referee Paul Tierney was quick to put his hand to his ear but the goal survived a VAR check for what would have been a harsh handball and Spurs were level.
United might have felt the score at the interval was not really a reflection on the opening 45 minutes.
If they were expecting a classic Mourinho team, they didn't get one.
Spurs set up with an attacking line-up but left themselves exposed and frankly, were poor in the opening exchanges.
United dominated and enjoyed eight shots to the north Londoners' three.
Yet thanks to a piece of magic from Alli, they headed down the tunnel all square.News Now - Sport News