This mouth-watering tie erupted into life as Tottenham Hotspur went a goal up against Manchester United in under a minute. With just 47 seconds on the clock, the on-fire Jermain Defoe bicycle kicked into the bottom right corner past a rooted Ben Foster after Nemanja Vidic had intercepted Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s chipped pass to Peter Crouch.
United had their first sniff of goal moments later after good work from Ryan Giggs down the left flank saw Darren Fletcher chest the ball past Assou-Ekotto inside the penalty area, only for his half volley to be diverted wide by Carlo Cudicini.
The tempo of the match was electric, and Spurs continued their expansive playing style with Crouch attempting a half volley from around twenty five yards which Foster was able to claim cleanly.
United were by no means playing a reserved game either, and due to the attack-minded nature of their opponents, they continued to find space inside Tottenham’s half, where Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Giggs looked to unlock the door.
Anderson’s first goal for Utd: