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Tottenham Hotspur
2015/08/08 | 13:45 |  English Premier League | Old Trafford, Manchester |  Full Time
English Premiership

As it happened: Man United 1-0 Spurs

2015-08-08 13:00
Last Updated at 10:35
08 Aug 15:43
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08 Aug 15:39


Manchester United win their opening game of the season, a Kyle Walker own goal seperating the two sides.

Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0

08 Aug 15:35
90 +1' - Alli is booked for a foul on Young
08 Aug 15:35
90 +1' - Nothing comes from the free-kick however as Tottenham can't take advantage of their long period of possession. 
08 Aug 15:34
90' - Mata is booked for a cynical foul. More pressure on United. 
08 Aug 15:33
88' - It's all Spurs at the moment as they try to find an equaliser. 
08 Aug 15:32
87' - A few nervy moments for United as Romero is forced into two saves, first from a Kane header and then from a shot from Eriksen. His clean sheet remains intact, however!
08 Aug 15:28
85' - Mata is down and struggling with some cramp it seems. 
08 Aug 15:27
83' - An excellent chance goes begging for Spurs as Smalling does brilliantly to dispossess Chadli who had made a dangerous run down the left of the big box. 
08 Aug 15:24

80' - Manchester United substitution

Darmian is replaced by Valencia

Great debut for the right-back. He looks like a fine signing for United. 

08 Aug 15:23
79' - Schweinsteiger clears the corner with ease. 
08 Aug 15:22
79' - Spurs have corner, time is running out or them to get an equaliser. 
08 Aug 15:21

77' - Tottenham Hotspur substitution

Dier is replaced by Alli

08 Aug 15:20
76' - Rooney tries his luck with the free-kick but cannot hit the target. 
08 Aug 15:19
75' - Dier is booked for a foul on Young. This is in a dangerous area, just to the left of goal and around three metres outside the 18-yard area. 
08 Aug 15:17
73' - Mata gets a cross in from the right which is slightly behind Rooney. The United captain tries a spectacular scissor-kick which only flies high in the air and bounces around three metres from him. 
08 Aug 15:14
69'Schweinsteiger is booked for a foul on Chadli
08 Aug 15:13

67' - Tottenham Hotspur substitution

Dembele is replaced by Lamela.

08 Aug 15:12

67' - Manchester United substitution

Memphis is replaced by Herrera.

Subdued debut by the Dutchman. 

08 Aug 15:10
66' - Dembele almost finds Chadli with a cross from the right hand side of the field but Romero is alert once again and gets to the ball first. Chadli is making some excellent runs from deep. 
08 Aug 15:09
64' - A great chance for United sees Young shooting straight at Vorm after he collected a loose ball following a dangerous Rooney cross. He had plenty of time to pick his spot after making space for himself and should have done better. 
08 Aug 15:04

60' - Manchester United substitution

Carrick is replaced by Schweinsteiger.

08 Aug 15:01
57' - A dangerous Eriksen free kick is well dealt with by Romero as he dives to collect. 
08 Aug 14:56

53' - Spurs substitution

Mason replaces Bentaleb

08 Aug 14:55
52' - Spurs are pressing for an equaliser here, but again United clear inside their box. 
08 Aug 14:54
51' - Applause rings out around Old Trafford as Bastian Schweinsteiger warms  up on the touchline. 
08 Aug 14:53
49' - Blind loses the ball just outside his 18-yard area. The ball comes to Kane but Blind has done well to recover and manages to close down the Spurs striker very effectively. 
08 Aug 14:51
47' - Carrick wins a free kick for United after rushing back to clear a loose ball. He was fouled by Bentaleb
08 Aug 14:48
45' - United get us underway for the second half. 
08 Aug 14:48
The second half is about to get underway at Old Trafford. Can United hold on to their lead on Louis van Gaal's birthday? 
08 Aug 14:36


Kyle Walker's mistake which gave United the lead is the first time in Premier League history that the opening goal of the season comes by way of an own goal. 

08 Aug 14:35


Spurs started the brighter of the two teams. United scored against the run of play but after taking the lead through Walker's own goal have largely controlled the game from that point on. 

Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0

08 Aug 14:34
45' +1 Eriksen sends the ball into the area, it falls to Alderweireld who cannot keep the ball down with his attempt on goal. 
08 Aug 14:32
45' - Spurs have  free-kick on the stroke of halftime after Schneiderlin fouls a Spurs player. 
08 Aug 14:30
43' - Memphis tries some trickery down the right wing for United, he manages to get a cross into the 18-yard box but the Spurs defence clear. 
08 Aug 14:28
40'Young is adjudged offside for United as he attempts to control a long ball while under pressure from Walker
08 Aug 14:25
37' - United are growing in confidence after the goal, they are launching wave after wave of attacks. The latest sees Schneiderlin try a little ball over the top, but it is too strong and Vorm collects. 
08 Aug 14:22
36' - Bentaleb once again gifts the ball to United in midfield, this time they cannot make it count as Mata has two attempts at goal. The first is blocked and the second flies well wide. 
08 Aug 14:15
28' - Mata strikes the free-kick, but the wall does its job! Spurs breath a sigh of relief!
08 Aug 14:14
27' - Vertonghen is the first player into the book for the new season. This is dangerous for Spurs, it is very central. Mata and Memphis standing over the ball. 
08 Aug 14:12

22' - United have the lead against the run of play as Bentaleb gifts the ball to United on the halfway line. The Red Devils counter very quickly with a cross from the right finding Rooney. The United captain looked sure to score but Walker running back has put the ball into his own net as he challenged Rooney

Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0

08 Aug 14:08
08 Aug 14:04
17' - Walker almost sneaks in round the back, but Romero in the United goal is alert to the danger and collects.
08 Aug 14:03
16' - Kane is still causing the United defence all sorts of problems. Spurs have been the brighter team so far. 
  • 94'

    Full time! Both sides had their moments but in a tight encounter United edge out Tottenham thanks to that first half own goal.

  • 93'

    Tottenham have finished strongly but they've just not been able to cut it in front of goal today, United weren't a much better side today but once you get the lead it's up to your opponents to take that from you.

  • 90'

    There will be four minutes of stoppage time.

  • 90'

    Bamidele Alli is booked for stopping a United break.

  • 89'

    Mata is booked for a bad foul.

  • 88'

    Sergio Romero with a good save as Kane headed towards goal but Romero is soon into action again as he palms away a stinging long range effort.

  • 85'

    Five minutes remaining and Tottenham still searching for that goal but it's not looking great at the moment for the visitors.

  • 82'

    Into the final ten minutes and Smalling makes a brilliant challenge on Chadli as the Spurs man made his way into the box and was looking to get the ball into a crowded box but Smalling stood tall and did well to make the tackle.

  • 79'

    Matteo Darmian goes off after a decent debut and is replaced by Antonio Valencia.

  • 77'

    Eric Dier is soon replaced after that booking and replaced by Bamidele Alli.

  • 76'

    That foul led to United having a free kick on the edge of the box but Rooney can't make anything from it and hits the ball high over the bar.

  • 75'

    Dier is booked for a foul on Young, Young makes a meal of it though and probably didn't help Dier's cause.

  • 72'

    Tottenham still not looking like they can grab that equaliser and are looking slightly off the pace, but only being a goal behind you can never write a team off.

  • 69'

    Bastian Schweinsteiger goes straight into the book for a bad foul on Nacer Chadli.

  • 68'

    Spurs with a change as Erik Lamela replaces Mousa Dembélé.

  • 67'

    Ander Herrera comes on for Memphis Depay.

  • 66'

    More good keeping from Sergio Romero who comes to intercept the ball and claim it after Spurs had put in a low dangerous cross.

  • 65'

    Great chance for Young who forces a good save from Vorm, the shot from the edge of the box went through a crowd of players and Vorm couldn't have seen it till late so he did well to get down and stop that one.

  • 63'

    Kane goes forward and attempts to play it out wide to Eriksen but it's nowhere near it's target and the ball goes out of play.

  • 60'

    Huge cheer from the home crowd, not for the departure of Michael Carrick, but for the entrance of Bastian Schweinsteiger as the German makes his debut.

  • 58'

    Good keeping from Romero who gets down low well to claim a free kick into the box, not had much to do so far Romero but he's done what's needed to be done.

  • 55'

    Referee Jonathan Moss has a quiet word with Pochettino on the sideline after an outburst from the manager, all is forgiven and they move on.

  • 53'

    Tottenham make their first change as Nabil Bentaleb is replaced by Ryan Mason.

  • 50'

    Memphis Depay tries his luck from outside the box but the effort is too high to trouble the Spurs goal.

  • 48'

    No changes at the break but with Spurs having no strikers on the bench who can they turn to if they need a goal later on?

  • 46'

    The second half gets underway.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 43'

    Approaching the break and it seems like both sides are now just waiting on the referee's whistle for half time.

  • 41'

    Pace and tempo has certainly dropped off in the last few minutes almost as if both teams are settling for this score at the break.

  • 38'

    Good build up play between Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay but the final ball into the box from Depay is too strong and goes straight through to Vorm.

  • 35'

    Ten minutes left in the first half and Tottenham have retreated in their shell a bit and will need to open up more if they are to find this equaliser.

  • 32'

    Past the half hour mark and Tottenham with it all to do, Old Trafford is not the happiest of hunting grounds for Spurs so going a goal behind certainly wont help matters.

  • 29'

    United with all the pressure at the moment, that goal really shifting momentum to the home side.

  • 26'

    From that free kick United have Mata and Memphis Depay looking to strike, it's Mata in the end but the wall does it's job.

  • 25'

    Jan Vertonghen is booked for a foul on Rooney giving away a free kick in the process.

  • 22'

    Goal! Manchester United 1 - 0 Tottenham (Walker OG) United have the lead in certainly an unusual manner. United broke forward and the ball was then played in low across the box to an unmarked Rooney, he took a touch, but after that touch Walker in an attempt to tackle Rooney ended up putting the ball into his own net

  • 20'

    A late flag against Dembele brings a sigh of relief for United as the Spurs man was running clear through on goal, it was a tight call but eventually the flag went up.

  • 19'

    Walker defending well and keeping tight to Young and has so far kept the United man quiet.

  • 16'

    Romero with a mislaid pass and kicks the ball out for a throw in a dangerous position but Tottenham can't make anything from that gift from the Argentinian goalkeeper.

  • 13'

    Spurs with a corner but nothing comes of it. Fairly tight opening exchange in Manchester with that Eriksen effort the only moment of note so far.

  • 10'

    Kane does well to win the ball and heads towards the byline but Smalling shows strong defending to shepherd the ball out of play for a goal kick.

  • 7'

    Good run from Shaw and he puts in a great cross but Vorm is equal to it and makes a strong jump and catch.

  • 5'

    Great chance for Spurs! Delightful chipped ball over the defence by Kane which finds Eriksen but his lob is over the bar, good effort from the visitors.

  • 3'

    The sun is out and the crowd in good voice, everyone excited to see in a new season as the teams try and find their feet in this game.

  • 1'

    Kick off!

  • 0'

    The time for the pre-season chat is almost at an end, just ten minutes until the new Premiership season gets underway at Old Trafford!

  • 0'

    For the visitors Toby Alderweireld makes his debut today while Vorm starts in goal as Lloris wasn't able to recover in time from a wrist injury.

  • 0'

    United fans will be able to see most of their new signings today, Memphis Depay , Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian all start, while Sergio Romero replaces De Gea in goal after the Spanish keeper is left out of the squad today.

  • 0'

    Visitors to Old Trafford Tottenham Hotspurs start with Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Dier, Chadli, Eriksen, Dembele, Kane.

  • 0'

    Manchester United's first starting line up of the season is as follows; Romero; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Memphis, Schneiderlin; Mata, Rooney, Young.

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Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1 Goals 0
    • 22' Kyle Walker
  • 2 Yellow Cards 3
    • 69' Bastian Schweinsteiger
    • 90' Juan Mata
    • 27' Jan Vertonghen
    • 76' Eric Dier
    • 90' Dele Alli
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Memphis Depay
  • Juan Mata
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Chris Smalling
  • Michael Carrick
  • Daley Blind
  • Ashley Young
  • Sergio Romero
  • Luke Shaw
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Matteo Darmian
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  • 28
  • 36
  • 2
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  • 5
  • 6
  • 10
  • 13
  • 15
  • 19
  • 22
  • 23
  • 33
  • Kyle Walker
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Harry Kane
  • Michel Vorm
  • Eric Dier
  • Mousa Dembele
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Ben Davies
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Ander Herrera
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Patrick McNair
  • Andreas Pereira
  • Sam Johnstone
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  • 21
  • 25
  • 31
  • 33
  • 44
  • 50
  • 1
  • 8
  • 11
  • 16
  • 20
  • 27
  • 28
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Ryan Mason
  • Erik Lamela
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Dele Alli
  • Kevin Wimmer
  • Tom Carroll

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