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December 1, 2013 12:00 PM GMT
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 35884‎
 
18′ Kyle Walker
Wayne Rooney 32′
54′ Sandro
Wayne Rooney 57′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United

Wayne Rooney twice pegged back Spurs, taking advantage of sloppy errors in the north Londoners' defence, with Kyle Walker and Sandro netting for the hosts at White Hart Lane

By Greg Stobart at White Hart Lane

  • Hugo Lloris
    30
    74
    1.50

    Hugo Lloris

    Had very little to do but will be disappointed with the way in which he conceded the penalty in the second half.

  • Kyle Walker
    85
    36
    3.00

    Kyle Walker

    Drilled a fantastic free kick under the wall to give Spurs the lead in the 18th minute but made a real mess to gift Rooney his first equaliser. Kept his head up and continued to bomb forward.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    54
    50
    2.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    Battled hard defensively up against Valencia. Sometimes beaten but put in strong challenges and got forward well.

  • Vlad Iulian Chiricheş
    98
    32
    2.50

    Vlad Iulian Chiricheş

    Dawdled on the ball for too long once in the first half but otherwise a composed and classy defensive display.

  • Michael Dawson
    34
    48
    2.50

    Michael Dawson

    Appeared to be struggling for pace in a few instances but decent on the whole, making some crunching tackles.

  • Aaron Lennon
    88
    30
    3.50

    Aaron Lennon

    Had Evra on toast in the first half and constantly beat the Frenchman with his pace. Forced De Gea into a sharp save in the opening 45 minutes but appeared to be carrying an injury in the second before being replaced by Townsend.

  • Paulinho
    83
    31
    2.50

    Paulinho

    The Brazilian played in a new position just off Soldado. Powerful running and pressing throughout the game and a good first-half pass from which Soldado should have done better.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    67
    31
    2.50

    Mousa Dembélé

    Good positioning from the Belgian. Broke up United attacks and used his power to shield the ball and start moves.

  • Nacer Chadli
    37
    56
    2.50

    Nacer Chadli

    A surprise selection on the left wing but did a decent job. Worked hard up and down the line and showed some neat touches.

  • Sandro
    120
    23
    3.00

    Sandro

    Stunning strike into the top corner to score Spurs' second in the 54th minute. Always on hand with vital blocks and tackles to disrupt United attacks.

  • Roberto Soldado
    32
    91
    2.00

    Roberto Soldado

    Worked hard as the lone frontman and linked up Spurs' play well - although he badly missed his only real sight on goal when he sliced off-target in the first half.

Substitutions

  • Andros Townsend
    40
    47
    2.50

    Andros Townsend

    Good pace but too frantic after coming on for Lennon in the 65th minute.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    33
    40
    2.50

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Came on for Chadli with five minutes left.

  • Jermain Defoe
    29
    50
    2.50

    Jermain Defoe

    Desperate to shoot but didn't have a clear chance after replacing Soldado 18 minutes from time.

  • David de Gea
    109
    54
    2.00

    David de Gea

    Looked furious with his wall after Walker's opener, to which he reacted too slowly. Solid handling throughout, however, and could do nothing about Sandro's stunner.

  • Patrice Evra
    56
    142
    1.50

    Patrice Evra Flop of the Match

    Not for the first time, he could not handle Lennon's pace and trickery, although the Frenchman improved in the second half. Booked for a foul on Townsend.

  • Phil Jones
    135
    49
    3.00

    Phil Jones

    An assured performance in central midfield. Full of running and full-blooded in challenges. Lacked some quality on the ball despite good delivery in the build-up to United's first goal.

  • Jonny Evans
    80
    67
    2.50

    Jonny Evans

    Generally solid performance from the Northern Irish centre-back. Good positioning up against the Spurs attack.

  • Chris Smalling
    52
    102
    2.00

    Chris Smalling

    Looked very unnatural at times at right-back. Made some silly fouls but strong one-on-one against Chadli.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    134
    50
    2.50

    Nemanja Vidic

    Completely dominant in the air all afternoon against Soldado and Defoe.

  • Tom Cleverley
    37
    183
    2.50

    Tom Cleverley

    Neat and accurate passing in central midfield without looking like he could open up the Spurs defence.

  • Antonio Valencia
    100
    94
    2.50

    Antonio Valencia

    Offered United an important outlet on the right as he hugged the touchline and used his pace but his final delivery was hit-and-miss.

  • Wayne Rooney
    285
    42
    3.50

    Wayne Rooney Top of the Match

    Not his finest game but on hand to score two more vital goals for his side. Quickest to react in the Tottenham penalty area in the first half and clinical from the penalty spot.

  • Danny Welbeck
    47
    182
    2.50

    Danny Welbeck

    A largely peripheral figure on the left side of United's attack but had a crucial involvement to win the penalty after beating Lloris to the ball.

  • Shinji Kagawa
    169
    67
    2.50

    Shinji Kagawa

    A couple of glimpses of his class both centrally and on the left but never really caused Spurs many problems.

Substitutions

  • Nani
    82
    68

    Nani

    Cam on for Valencia in the 84th minute.

  • Ashley Young
    32
    136

    Ashley Young

    Replaced Kagawa six minutes from time.

  • Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
    108
    51
    2.50

    Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez

    Made little impact after coming on for Welbeck in the 73rd minute.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2