Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 12.30pm kick-off at Old TraffordLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeScott’s new book: The Title: The Story of the First DivisionSend your thoughts to 11.20am BSTWhile we wait for the team news … lads, it’s Manchester United and Tottenham! Here’s a stone-cold classic from December 1986, right at the start of Fergie’s reign, and just as David Pleat’s fondly remembered side were beginning to get their chops up. It’s a rollercoaster ride, this, featuring one of the best training-ground free-kick routines you’ll ever see; a bullet diving header that will have given Keith Houchen ideas for later in the season; some set-piece defending which makes Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool look like Internazionale circa 1964; and the dark, brooding, atmospheric caverns of 80s Old Trafford punctuated by the shimmering beacons of Sharp Electronics. Enjoy, enjoy! 10.06am BST… in which Manchester United look to bounce back from their surprise defeat at Huddersfield Town, and prove their title credentials this lunchtime at Old Trafford with a big performance against one of the country’s top teams. An easy midweek League Cup win at Swansea got them back on the horse; now let’s see if this thing can gallop.Three points would keep them on league leaders Manchester City’s tail, but visitors Tottenham Hotspur are desirous of the very same thing. They’re coming off the back of a very strange week indeed: a brilliant Champions League performance at the Bernabeu, a swashbuckling Premier League rout of Liverpool, a miserable League Cup capitulation against West Ham. They’ll be in the mood to regain some momentum and keep City honest too. Continue reading…

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