Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United: As it happened

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United: As it happened
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Thank you for joining me for Tottenham's 3-0 win over Manchester United, you can find me on Twitter @Danialkennedy95 and until next time enjoy the rest of your Sunday 

18:23 - That win returns the gap between Spurs and Leicester back to seven while United remain four points fourth-placed Manchester City 

18:23 - Lloris was forced into a good save from Martial at the beginning of the second period but quickfire goals from Alli, Alderweiereld and Lamela secured a significant victory 

18:22 - It wasnt a first period to remember as Lamela as the best opportunity in the opening 45 minutes 

18:21 - It's all over and Spurs get their first win over United at the lane in 15 years as they keep the pressure on Leicester City 

FT - Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United 

92' - Alli is replaced by Mason, two minutes left 

91' - Alli puts Dembele through but DDG manages to stop it as Alli is booked for Simulation 

90' - Mason on the sideline preparing to come on as Spurs' final sub 

90' - Four minutes added on here 

89' - Just a minute of normal time left in this contest 

88' - Kane comes off in place of Son have Spurs have certainly cut the gap back down to seven 

86' - Another sub as goalscorer Lamela comes off for Chadli 

81' - Frustrations showing in United side as Depay and Walker clash with both receiving yellows 

80' - Lamela tries to curl in a fourth but was well wide of the post 

78' - Nearly four when another great ball finds Kane who has no pressure on him but DDG does well to tip it over 

76' - SUB Depay on for Mata as the game looks all but over 

75' - 3-0 SPURS easy for the home side as Rose rolls it into the path of Lamela who takes advantage of Blind's poor pressure as he curls it into the corner WHAT A TURN AROUND 

75' - GOAL Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United

73' - SPURS DOUBLE IT UP free-kick in is special for Alderweireld who shrugs off pressure from Rojo to give DDG no chance with the header 2-0 Spurs !!! 

73- GOAL Tottenham 2-0 Manchester United 

69' - ALLI GIVES SPURS THE LEAD great ball out to Eriksen who puts it across the face of goal towards thr back post and Alli who turns 20 tomorrow has a simple tap in ! 1-0 Spurs! 

69' - GOAL Tottenham 1-0 Manchester United 

67' - Mensah's good performance comes to an end as he is replaced by Darmian 

65' - Rose's cross comes off Mata and once again DDG uses his feet to prevent it going beyond him as Mensah is set to be replaced 

65' - He is back on the pitch as Spurs find a second wind and begin to attack 

62' - Fosu-Mensah looking a concern as he limps off after a challenge with Alli 

61' - Martial sparks into life as he skips past three cutting in from the wing but in the end Lloris was on hand to save with relative ease

60' - Hour gone and the second period has fell flat as both defences are putting in a shift 

54' - Kane lets fly from distance but DDG finds it easy to collect 

50' - Eriksen attmepts to ctahc out DDG who punches away and then collects from a thunderous effort from Dier 

49' - Rose bombs down the wing but Smalling is across well to clear 

45' - Back underway here at White Hart Lane with Spurs kicking off 

45' - Match about to get back under way with Young coming on for Rashford as a half-time sub 

17:18 - How important could that Lamela miss (pictured below) be in this remainig 45 minutes and in Tottenham's fading title challenge 

17:17 - Second half coverage to follow shortly! 

17:16 - Certainly not been worth the wait as it is 0-0 at half-time, the two best defences in the league have certainly shone through with Lamela having the chance of any recognition but he headed wide to see this game level at the break 

HT - Tottenham 0-0 Manchester United 

45' - Just a minute added on here 

44' - Free-kick in comes off the foot of Martial which takes it away from Dier who looked certain to score with any connection still 0-0 

42' - Little over three minutes of normal time in the first half still goalless 

39' - Poor clearance from Lloris sees the ball comes for Martial but he is flagged offside 

35' - Little over ten minutes until half-time here and Spurs are finally starting to emerge but neither side have been able to find the breakthrough 

28' - Walker manages to speed through United's defence but is eventually stopped. GAME ON 

27' - CHANCE big miss from Lamela as he get's onto cross but somehow puts it wide after Kane is denied by Mensah whose lat-ditch block spares DDG blushes 

25' - Spurs' first real chance as Mensah doesnt squeeze yup to Eriksen who looks to curl it beyod DDG but it is just wide of his left-hand post

22' - All united at the moment but can't seem to get a break as it remains goalless 

17' - Great save from De Gea from Kane's point-blank shot but flag was raised anyway 

16' - Good covering from Chris Smalling as he put Rose's cross behind 

12'- Good ball in from Blind but misses Rojo, bright start from the away side still 0-0 

11' - Corner comes in looking for Smalling who manages to get another set piece from the other side 

10' - Mensah doesnt have many options on the edge of the are but manages to get a corner 

7'- Free kick from Mata hit back across goal from Martial but cleared as Spurs looked to break with Lamela but chance goes begging 

5' - Martial held up on the edge of the area ball sets up for Lingard but it well wide 

1' - And we are off ! with United getting the match underway 

16:28 - Seconds away from kick-off ! 

16:26 - Both sides are out on the pitch ahead of kick-off here ! 

16:25 - Both sides in the tunnel ahead of kick-off 

16:24 - Little over five minutes until kick-off here at White Hart Lane 

16:18 - A little behind schedule but United are out for the warm up with a little over ten minutes until kick-off 

16:05 - Tottneham currently out on the field warming up ahead of their rescheduled kick-off 

16:00 half a hour until kick-off here at White Hart Lane  

15:46 - CONFIRMATION kick-off is set for 4:30 as United have finally arrived at White Hart Lane 

15:43 - FACT Tottenham's last home win over Manchester United in the league came on the final day of the 2000/01 season when Glenn Hoddle was managing them.

15:37 - Kick-off is further delayed by another 15 minutes with kick-off now scheduled to 4:30pm 

15:33 - One change for Manchester United from last week's win over Everton with Fosu-Mensah coming in for Darmian while Pochettino makes two changes from the Liverpool draw with Vertonghen and Lamela returning in place of Wimmer and Son respectively 

15:31 - This will give the home side time to absorb the fact that Leicester City have a ten-point lead at the top after two goals from Jamie Vardy gave them a 2-0 win over Sunderland 

15:31 - United's team coach as yet to arrive at White Hart Lane but the delay still remains 156 minutes at the present moment 

15:15 - Kick-off has been delayed for an extra 15 minutes as it is believed that Manchester United's first-team coach is currently stuck in traffic 

15;12 - Spurs will curse the name of Jack Rodwell as he missed a certain scoring opportunity to level things at the Stadium of Light 

15:04 - It is bad news before a ball is even kicked at White Hart Lane as Leicester City currently lead 1-0 at Sunderland after Jamie Vardy's strike currently put the gap between the two sides to ten points 

Subs: Son, Mason, Vorm, Trippier, Chadli, Wimmer, Carroll.

15:03 - Team to play Man Utd: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Alli; Kane

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Valencia, Young, Fellaini, Herrera, Memphis

15:02 - Team to play Tottenham: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Rashford

15:01 - Team news to follow very shortly 

15:00 - It is another crucial game in North London as Tottenham look to keep the pressure on Leicester City while United look to keep up with Manchester City for the final Champions League spot 

15:00 - Hi everyone I am Danial Kennedy and I will be guiding you through Manchester United's tricky trip to Tottenham Hotspur 

We'll have team news for you at 15:00 BST, so stay with us until then.

However United have returned to their winning ways recently and continued that on the opening day somewhat undeserving as a Kyle Walker own goal gave them a narrow 1-0 win but Van Gaal will happily take a similar result this time around. 

Clashes between these two sides have always been memorable with United enjoying the majority of the head-to-head statistics but in recent years that hasn't been the case winning two in their last seven meetings. 

Above: Kyle Walker's own goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the opening game of this season | Reuters
AnKyle Walker's own goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the opening game of this season | Reuters

Clinton N'Jie may be available for the remaining run-in but is likely to miss out this weekend while Nabil Bentaleb is out after undergoing knee surgery. 

The Argentine is the more likely of the two as he recovered from a knock while the Belgian may feature while still recovering from a knee ligament injury. 

Pochettino has received two huge boosts ahead of United's arrival in North London with Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen been possible starters. 

Antonio Valencia could be brought in right-back with Matteo Darmian shifting to the left to replace Marcos Rojo while Adnan Januzaj, Will Keane, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Luke Shaw will all miss out. 

Phil Jones is also returning from injury but Daley Blind will be preferred option after impressing in the centre of defence in the last few weeks. 

A big boost for the away side will be the return from injury of captain Wayne Rooney, the striker took part in training on Friday but it is expected to sit out of the White Hart Lane clash as he regains fitness with a reported appearance in a under-21 match. 

Leicester City opened the gap at the top to seven with their win over Southampton and with bitter rivals Arsenal in form and four points behind, a win on Sunday is a must. 

They have been moving steadily along but were left disappointed last weekend as Kane's equaliser was only enough to earn them a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. 

The Argentine has put together a young squad and the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane have outperformed people's expectations to put the North London side in serious contention for the Premier League side. 

Spurs have always been one of them teams that have been on brink of greatness in the last few seasons but couldn't quite break through theoretical glass ceiling but this season under Mauricio Pochettino they have excelled. 

Above: Harry Kane celebrates scoring Tottenham Hotspur's equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool last Saturday | Reuters
Above: Harry Kane celebrates scoring Tottenham Hotspur's equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool last Saturday | Reuters

This has left them just a point behind Manchester City and the Champions League positions and with a possible Wembley trip still to come, the Red Devils shouldn't give up hope yet. 

However in the last few weeks, they have been on the up with a victory in the Manchester Derby before the international break and a goal from Anthony Martial followed that up last week to give them a 1-0 win over Everton. 

The Dutchman has come under heavy scrutiny for months now about his future with Jose Mourinho reportedly waiting in the wings for a summer move. 

Many will say that it has been yet another disappointing season at Old Trafford for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal but there is still a glimmer of hope of a major turnaround. 

Above: Anthony Martial celebrating Manchester United's only goal in the 1-0 win over Everton last Sunday | Getty Images
Above: Anthony Martial celebrating Manchester United's only goal in the 1-0 win over Everton last Sunday | AFP/Getty Images

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of this vital Premier League match in the 2015/16 season. Manchester United face a tough test to maintain their push for Champions League football next season as they visit title contenders Tottenham HotspurKick-off is set for 16:00 BST, so stick with us for the game between title challengers and top four contenders, although those two labels belong to the opposite clubs from previous years in this topsy-turvy season.AFP/