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24/09/2012 08:32 , Editorial team
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Today at Old Trafford

other words, it was the mental approach of the players rather than anything tactical which allowed Tottenham to take a merited 2-0 lead. (AB)

20:08 Although I’m usually optimistic ahead of matches, I had feared the worst before kick-off and predicted a 2-2 draw. Unfortunately, my feelings were justified as Spurs played with great pace and intent. Their midfield was excellent and the whole team showed great resolve to thwart United’s valiant attempts to steal a late draw. It's not a popular opinion, but I felt Tottenham deserved the win. Still, there were a few positives for us in the second half, so let's hope we react in the right way against CFR Cluj on Tuesday. (MF)

19:55 Sir Alex has been speaking to ESPN and said: "It was a poor start to the game and they got a little break with a deflected goal. We really defended poorly. From there we were playing against the wind." (NC)

19:34 My update below doesn't tell the full story - three goals in three minutes, phew! - but Nick Coppack's match report, published on the final whistle, certainly does. (AB)

19:24 Full-time: United 2 Tottenham 3. Brad Friedel and the woodwork deny the Reds a deserved point, after Nani and Kagawa's second-half goals. Spurs' first win at OT since 1989. Oh dear. (AB)

17:18 United and Spurs head down the tunnel and back into the dressing rooms for final preparations ahead of this, the 151st league meetings between the sides. United have won 76, Tottenham 35 and 39 have ended in draws. You can follow today's game via our Match Tracker service at - good luck and we'll see you after the match. (NC)

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