Then typical Spurs set piece defending allowed Rooney to wiggle free of Walker to head them 1-0 up before the break.
The second half brought more Spurs domination, and more break away goals from United. A half cleared cross smashed home by Young, before a non-closed down Young from 20 yards out smashed one into the top corner.
Defoe came on to and got us a consolation goal, but it was a case of too little too late as the match ended 3-1.
Chant of the game goes to the United fans with "He shags who he wants, he shags who he waaa-aants, Ryan Giggs, he shags who he wants."
Player Twitter Reaction
Aaron Lennon - Don't know how we haven't got something from that game but that's football sometimes,but we move on 2 massive games this week now must win!!
Jake Livermore - Gutted with result thought we deserved something from the game,massive week ahead again!
Benoit Assou-Ekotto - F**K S**T F**K S**t! I hope as we ll b better under the pression... (gibberish, and was posted without the asterisks)
Jermain Defoe - Morning people disappointed with the result yesterday but looking ahead we got 2 massive games this week #bounceback
Walker 5 - Very quiet in attack and lost Rooney for the first goal.
King & Kaboul 5 - For the second match in a row, a bad performance from the usually reliable Ka-bing duo.
BAE 6 - Attempting to make things happen at the right end of the pitch, but too often were his crosses over hit or missed their intended target.
Lennon 7 - Our biggest attacking threat. Got enough crosses in to the strikers only to see them fluffed.
Sandro 6 - Good pressuring of united, but not the Sandro we saw at the end of last season.
Livermore 7 - Probably one of his best games for us. Confident on the ball, a few good passes and interceptions. Had a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area saved.
Modric 6.5 - Alright, but without being anything special. Started on the left, did what he wanted instead.
Adebayor 6.5 - Effort A, Attainment C. Unlucky to have the goal disallowed.
Saha 5 - Anonymous
Rose & Krancjar 5 - Nothing to report
Defoe 6.5 - Scored and should have come on a lot earlier. Defoe is our top scorer even without the game time of the others. He has to be ahead of Saha.
A good performance but without the end result. So often the case up against United. We dominate the game only to concede three goals against the run of play. But that's what champions can do and we're not quite there yet.
Let's not knee-jerk, we've gone and lost to Man United, yes it hurts but it's not panic stations yet. Similarly, those of you who drunkenly clambered onto the Harry-out bandwagon last night should probably sheepishly slip off it again. But keep an eye on it, if he continues to talk about England in the media I'll be helping it on it's way.
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