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01/12/2013 15:01, Report by Adam Marshall
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Moyes out to bridge gap

shirt-tails and put ourselves in a good position at the start of next year."

Wayne Rooney's brace ensured the Reds claimed a point and the manager is running out of superlatives to describe his in-form striker.

"A lot has been said about Wayne," he added. "Rightly so because of how well the boy has played with his assists, goals and all-round team play. He deserves people saying how well he’s doing. Maybe, at times, it was not as good for him last year as he wanted it to be, but the boy turned it around with his hard work and dedication and has got himself in a position where he is playing well, scoring regularly and getting the correct recognition for it."

Sandro's spectacular long-range effort had regained the lead for Spurs, following Kyle Walker's free-kick opener, and United were unable to snatch a winner at the end. Indeed, the champions had to defend stoutly from a number of a set-pieces in the closing stages.

"It was a wonder strike by Sandro and you cannot take that away," explained Moyes. "You can’t stop it once he’s hit it. I am just wondering why we’re giving him space and the room to hit it. Once he’s done that, nothing was going to stop it. 

"I thought the amount of free-kicks that were given against us and we gave away in the last 15-20 minutes... I thought it was going the way of a few games we have played recently. I was concerned from that point of view but we had one or

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