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Rooney Brace Earns Point Against Spurs

Wayne Rooney scored a brace as Manchester United came from behind twice to claim a point in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane.

The home side made a much brighter started as they piled on the pressure on their opponents from Manchester and attacked them from the first whistle.

The opening 10 minutes was played at a frenetic pace and United looked comfortable in possession promising a game of attacking free-flowing football.

Tottenham then had the first real effort at goal in the 11th minute through Aaron Lennon but his left-footed shot lacked power and was easily claimed by David De Gea in the Red Devil’s goal.

England international Kyle Walker then opened the scoring at White Hart Lane with a powerful free-kick which he struck under the United defensive, wall leaving De Gea unsighted and unable to prevent the ball from crossing the line.

Spurs then should have doubled their lead on the half-hour mark when Roberto Soldado was played in by a delightful ball from midfielder Paulinho, but the Spain international striker could only fire his shot way over from close range.

That miss came back to haunt the Londoners as Wayne Rooney got on the end of a Phil Jones cross which was inadvertently deflected of Spurs’ goal-scorer Walker, and into the England striker’s path and he made no mistake to make it 1-1 in the 32nd minute.

The game went into the half-time break with both teams on level terms and neither side prepared to sit back making an entertaining second period.

Just 10 minutes into the second-half and Spurs grabbed the lead for a second time, Sandro firing an absolute screamer in the 54th minute leaving De Gea to watch helplessly as the midfielder’s strike flew into the top corner.

David Moyes’s men showed their resilience though and replied almost immediately, through Rooney once more. The United talisman stepped up to slot home a 57th minute penalty after Hugo Lloris brought down Danny Welbeck in the area.

Both clubs’ threw men forward in search of the winner but neither could find a third goal as they were forced to share the spoils in this entertaining clash in London.


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