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Posted on 24 October 2005  - 12:00

GUIDE TO THE ACTION Full-time: United 1, Spurs 1

GUIDE TO THE ACTION Full-time: United 1, Spurs 1

Added time: CHANCE. Van Nistelrooy free header from Scholes corner, 10 yards out, ball flashed inches wide.

Added time: Scholes 30-yard free-kick deflected just wide off Davids.

89mins: Keane attacked left side of area, Jenas broke to join in, attempted square pass blocked and United cleared.

86mins: Scholes volley on target but clipped Lee and flew wide.

84mins: SUB. Mendes for Defoe.

83mins: SAVE. Robinson down low to his right to grasp Park's 20-yarder.

81mins: SUB. Rossi for Bardsley.

80mins: YELLOW. Bardsley for foul on Mido.

79mins: WOODWORK. Carrick inswing free-kick from 40 yards out deceived Van der Sar and hit top of crossbar.

78mins: Silvestre dived in to meet Scholes' deep corner, headed into ground, no power, Robinson picked up.

75mins: SUB. Ronaldo for Fletcher.

72mins: GOAL. Defoe brought down by Ferdinand edge of area, Jenas stroked home free-kick into top corner. Nothing less than we deserved.
United 1, Spurs 1

65mins: Van Nistelrooy half-chance at far post, met Scholes deep free-kick, nodded wide from eight yards.

65mins: YELLOW. Stalteri for foul on Park.

64mins: SUB. Keane for Lennon.

64mins: YELLOW. Jenas for foul on Park.

60mins: YELLOW. Davids for foul on Smith.

58mins: YELLOW. Rooney for foul on Lennon. Much the better side at moment.

58mins: PENALTY? Lennon, now playing down left, broke into box, faced by Ferdinand and Bardsley and appeared brought down by one of them - appeals waved away.

57mins: Defoe released Lennon, left byline, overhit cross.

55mins: Van Nistelrooy lashed high and wide from 25 yards.

54mins: CHANCE/BLOCK. Clever backheel from Rooney sent Van Nistelrooy into box, delayed shot slightly and that gave Dawson the chance to slid in and make superb block.

49mins: King rose to head Carrick's corner but not enough power to trouble Van der Sar. Decent start to half though.

46mins: Half-chance as Defoe picked up ball, right angle, shot deflected across goal for corner. Pressure from Carrick's corner but ball wouldn't fall right in box, cleared.

Half-time: United 1, Spurs 0

44mins: SAVE. Defoe yard of space 30 yards out, settled before lashing low shot that Van der Sar did well to tip aside diving to his left.

43mins: Jenas intercepted pass, quick break, found Defoe, he crossed for Mido who volleyed into crowd from edge of area.

38mins: Rooney ambitious effort from half-cleared corner, volleyed into crowd.

27mins: Rooney half-hit shot taken easily by Robinson.

21mins: CHANCE. Fletcher's cross went through to O'Shea at far post, six yards out, didn't get hold of it and Robinson picked up.

20mins: PENALTY? Mido's curler appeared to strike Ferdinand's hand - to be fair, penalty would have been harsh - Van der Sar collected easily.

10mins: SAVE. Clever play from Smith to beat Dawson in box, left-foot shot from right side of box well parried by Robinson.

7mins: GOAL. Dawson foul on Rooney, Scholes swung in the free-kick, Robinson spilled Van Nistelrooy's header, Silvestre slid in to finish six yards out.
United 1, Spurs 0

1min: First action, inswinging corner from Scholes to far post, cleared by Lee.

LINE-UPS
United: Van der Sar, Bardsley (Rossi, 81), Silvestre, Ferdinand, O'Shea, Park, Smith, Scholes, Fletcher (Ronaldo, 75), Van Nistelrooy, Rooney. Subs: Howard, Miller, Pique.

Spurs: Robinson, Stalteri, Lee, Dawson, King, Lennon (Keane, 64), Jenas, Carrick, Davids, Defoe (Mendes, 84), Mido. Subs: Cerny, Kelly, Naybet.

REFEREE/ASSISTANTS
Mr U Rennie. Mr A Garratt/P Kirkup. Fourth official: Mr T Leake.

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