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#BPL - RESULT: It wasn't a vintage performance, but #MUFC took all three points in their opening game. #SSFootball pic.twitter.com/9vzE7fF50l— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) August 8, 2015
#BPL - RESULT: It wasn't a vintage performance, but #MUFC took all three points in their opening game. #SSFootball pic.twitter.com/9vzE7fF50l
FULL-TIME Man Utd 1-0 Spurs. Louis van Gaal's team celebrate a #BPLkickoff win, courtesy of Kyle Walker's own goal pic.twitter.com/T4TqYclWuL— Premier League (@premierleague) August 8, 2015
FULL-TIME Man Utd 1-0 Spurs. Louis van Gaal's team celebrate a #BPLkickoff win, courtesy of Kyle Walker's own goal pic.twitter.com/T4TqYclWuL
FULL TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD
Manchester United win their opening game of the season, a Kyle Walker own goal seperating the two sides.
Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0
PIC: Bastian Schweinsteiger, the first German to play for #mufc, in action at OT. pic.twitter.com/g68Apew5lY— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 8, 2015
PIC: Bastian Schweinsteiger, the first German to play for #mufc, in action at OT. pic.twitter.com/g68Apew5lY
80' - Manchester United substitution
Darmian is replaced by Valencia.
Great debut for the right-back. He looks like a fine signing for United.
77' - Tottenham Hotspur substitution
Dier is replaced by Alli.
67' - Tottenham Hotspur substitution
Dembele is replaced by Lamela.
67' - Manchester United substitution
Memphis is replaced by Herrera.
Subdued debut by the Dutchman.
60' - Manchester United substitution
Carrick is replaced by Schweinsteiger.
53' - Spurs substitution
Mason replaces Bentaleb.
A look at the half-time stats. #COYS pic.twitter.com/ZnyZYr4kA8— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 8, 2015
A look at the half-time stats. #COYS pic.twitter.com/ZnyZYr4kA8
PHOTO #MUFC take the lead as Kyle Walker inadvertently scores the 1st #BPL goal of the season pic.twitter.com/tiijMGB7Td— Premier League (@premierleague) August 8, 2015
PHOTO #MUFC take the lead as Kyle Walker inadvertently scores the 1st #BPL goal of the season pic.twitter.com/tiijMGB7Td
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
HALF TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD
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.
The moment #mufc took the lead, when Walker put into his own net as he attempted to tackle Rooney. pic.twitter.com/n35wuU6q6C— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 8, 2015
The moment #mufc took the lead, when Walker put into his own net as he attempted to tackle Rooney. pic.twitter.com/n35wuU6q6C
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.
Full time! Both sides had their moments but in a tight encounter United edge out Tottenham thanks to that first half own goal.
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.
There will be four minutes of stoppage time.
Bamidele Alli is booked for stopping a United break.
Mata is booked for a bad foul.
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.
Five minutes remaining and Tottenham still searching for that goal but it's not looking great at the moment for the visitors.
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.
Matteo Darmian goes off after a decent debut and is replaced by Antonio Valencia.
Eric Dier is soon replaced after that booking and replaced by Bamidele Alli.
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.
Dier is booked for a foul on Young, Young makes a meal of it though and probably didn't help Dier's cause.
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.
Bastian Schweinsteiger goes straight into the book for a bad foul on Nacer Chadli.
Spurs with a change as Erik Lamela replaces Mousa Dembélé.
Ander Herrera comes on for Memphis Depay.
More good keeping from Sergio Romero who comes to intercept the ball and claim it after Spurs had put in a low dangerous cross.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tottenham make their first change as Nabil Bentaleb is replaced by Ryan Mason.
Memphis Depay tries his luck from outside the box but the effort is too high to trouble the Spurs goal.
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?
The second half gets underway.
Approaching the break and it seems like both sides are now just waiting on the referee's whistle for half time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United with all the pressure at the moment, that goal really shifting momentum to the home side.
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.
Jan Vertonghen is booked for a foul on Rooney giving away a free kick in the process.
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
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.
Walker defending well and keeping tight to Young and has so far kept the United man quiet.
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.
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.
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.
Good run from Shaw and he puts in a great cross but Vorm is equal to it and makes a strong jump and catch.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Visitors to Old Trafford Tottenham Hotspurs start with Vorm, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Dier, Chadli, Eriksen, Dembele, Kane.
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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