Tottenham & Manchester United play out thriller

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Tottenham and Manchester United shared the points at White Hart Lane this afternoon as a thrilling game ended 2-2. 

Tackles were at a plenty in the opening stages as both sides struggled to keep possession. Tottenham were certainly the more livelier in the opening stages but failed to really test David de Gea in the Manchester United goal.

Then, just before the 20th minute mark, Jonny Evans mistimed his tackle on Paulinho to give Tottenham a free-kick in a dangerous position. Up stepped Kyle Walker, who struck a bullet under the wall, to put his side 1-0 up and send the Spurs faithful wild.

Spurs then took control of the game and had two penalty shouts turned down. As they roared forward, United were struggling to cope and it looked like Andre Villas-Boas' side were going to double their lead at any moment.

Then came the biggest minute of the half. As the game hit the 30 minute mark, Aaron Lennon, who had been the danger man for Spurs, had a great chance, but was denied by De Gea.

Then, David Moyes' side went up the other end and Kyle Walker turned from hero to villain as he flicked the ball into the path of Wayne Rooney. The Red Devils striker did the rest from five yards as he scored his 150th Premier League goal and United were back on terms.

The second-half started much like the first as both teams tried to settle back into the game.

Sandro then hit a rocket to give Tottenham the lead after 51 minutes. As he turned Phil Jones inside out, White Hart Lane couldn't believe their eyes as his effort flew into the top corner.

The game wasn't slowing down and the Red Devils then went right back on the attack. Danny Welbeck was sent through on goal, only for Hugo Lloris to take the forward down and United were awarded a penalty.

Wayne Rooney then made no mistake and the game was level once again.

Andre Villas-Boas responded by bringing Aaron Lennon off for Andros Townsend and the Spurs fans didn't take kindly to Lennon's departure from the game.

As the game reached the 70th minute mark, both teams were on the attack looking to grab the winner and the Spurs boss, this time, made a more favourable change as Jermain Defoe came on for Roberto Soldado.

David Moyes then replaced Danny Welbeck for Javier Hernandez as both managers targeted the three points.

Moments later, Kyle Walker put a fine ball into the middle, but Townsend was unable to get on the end of his cross.

Ashley Young and Nani were then given the final seven minutes as they replaced Shinji Kagawa and Antonio Valencia and the Spurs boss then made his final change as Gylfi Sigurdsson came on for Nacer Chadli.

The two teams went in search of a late winner, with Spurs and United both having chances from set pieces, however both sides failed to to grab that all important fifth goal and the game ended in a 2-2 draw. 

In what was a fantastic spectacle, a point a piece was probably a fair result in the end. 

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