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Tottenham sink United to end Old Trafford curse

Published: Saturday 29 September 2012, 20.57CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC ended their 23-year wait for a win at Old Trafford in spectacular fashion, while leaders Chelsea FC triumphed at Arsenal FC to make it 16 points from a possible 18.

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Published: Saturday 29 September 2012, 20.57CET

Tottenham sink United to end Old Trafford curse

Tottenham Hotspur FC ended their 23-year wait for a win at Old Trafford in spectacular fashion, while leaders Chelsea FC triumphed at Arsenal FC to make it 16 points from a possible 18.

Tottenham Hotspur FC defeated Manchester United FC 3-2 to end an Old Trafford curse that dated back to December 1989, after Premier League leaders Chelsea FC had won 2-1 at London rivals Arsenal FC.

Jan Vertonghen gave Spurs a dream start with a deflected shot inside two minutes and, half an hour later, Gareth Bale outpaced Rio Ferdinand to double the lead with a right-footed finish across Anders Lindegaard.

The match exploded into life shortly after half-time, when Nani and Shinji Kagawa scored for United either side of Clint Dempsey's maiden Tottenham goal – all three efforts arriving inside 139 seconds. Wayne Rooney then curled a free-kick against a post and Michael Carrick hit the bar, but Spurs held on for a famous victory.

Unbeaten Chelsea earned their fifth win of the season in the lunchtime fixture at the Arsenal Stadium, Juan Mata (53) sealing all three points for the Blues after Gervinho had cancelled out Fernando Torres' volleyed opener. Manchester City FC came from behind to beat Fulham FC 2-1, Edin Džeko landing the decisive blow late on.

Elsewhere, Norwich City FC's Carrow Road remained a happy hunting ground for Liverpool FC striker Luis Suárez, who, like last season, hit a hat-trick as the Reds emphatically recorded their first top-flight victory of the campaign.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.15CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
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Last updated: 05/04/2013 13:57 CET

29/09/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United2-3TottenhamTottenham

Nani 51, Kagawa 53

Vertonghen 2, Bale 32, Dempsey 52

Venue: Manchester

29/09/2012

SunderlandSunderland1-0WiganWigan

S. Fletcher 51

Venue: Sunderland

29/09/2012

FulhamFulham1-2Man. CityMan. City

Petrić 10 (P)

Agüero 43, Džeko 87

Venue: London

29/09/2012

EvertonEverton3-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Osman 25, Jelavić 32, 38

Ramirez 6

Venue: Liverpool

29/09/2012

ReadingReading2-2NewcastleNewcastle

Kebe 57, Hunt 62

Ba 58, 83

Venue: Reading

29/09/2012

NorwichNorwich2-5LiverpoolLiverpool

Morison 61, Holt 87

Suárez 2, 38, 57, Nuri Şahin 47, Gerrard 68

Venue: Norwich

29/09/2012

StokeStoke2-0SwanseaSwansea

Crouch 12, 36

Venue: Stoke

29/09/2012

ArsenalArsenal1-2ChelseaChelsea

Gervinho 42

Torres 20, Juan Mata 53

Venue: London

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