28.09.01, White Hart Lane
(Richards 15, Ferdinand 25, Ziege 45)
(Cole 46, Blanc 58, van Nistelrooy 72, Veron 76, Beckham 87)
United: Barthez; G.Neville, Johnsen, Blanc, Irwin (Silvestre 46); Beckham, Veron, Butt (Solskjaer 40), Scholes; Cole, van Nistelrooy. Subs not used: P.Neville, Carroll, Chadwick.
The Reds were reeling at the break as goals from Dean Richards, Les Ferdinand and Christian Ziege handed Glenn Hoddle's Spurs a commanding 3-0 lead.
Andrew Cole's header from a Gary Neville cross had the hosts quaking a minute after the restart and a famous fightback continued when Laurent Blanc converted a David Beckham corner. With 18 minutes left, Ruud van Nistelrooy levelled the scores and a wonderful move culminated in Juan Sebastian Veron edging United ahead soon afterwards.
Beckham added the coup de grace with a beautiful piece of chest control before despatching his shot past Neil Sullivan, the keeper he beat from the halfway line at Selhurst Park.