Manchester United FC made it two wins out of two in the nascent Premier League campaign with a 3-0 home victory against Tottenham Hotspur FC.
The reigning champions took control of a hitherto even and entertaining contest after 61 minutes when Danny Welbeck planted a header past Spurs debutant Brad Friedel from Tom Cleverley's right-wing cross. That pair were two of the seven players in United's starting XI aged 23 or under and Welbeck helped double United's lead 14 minutes from time, his back-heel letting in Anderson to score. Wayne Rooney headed a late third from substitute Ryan Giggs' cross.
Jermain Defoe went closest for the visitors with a shot against a post although by then their fate was already sealed at a ground where they last won in 1989. It was Tottenham's first league fixture following the postponement of last week's home match against Everton FC. As for United, their victory puts them level on six points with neighbours Manchester City FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at the top of the table.
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|1||Manchester City FC||2||6|
|2||Manchester United FC||2||6|
|3||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||2||6|
|4||Aston Villa FC||2||4|
|7||Newcastle United FC||2||4|
|8||Bolton Wanderers FC||2||3|
|9||Queens Park Rangers FC||2||3|
|10||Norwich City FC||2||2|
|11||Stoke City FC||2||2|
|12||Wigan Athletic FC||2||2|
|16||Swansea City FC||2||1|
|18||West Bromwich Albion FC||2||0|
|19||Blackburn Rovers FC||2||0|
|20||Tottenham Hotspur FC||1||0|