The heroics of Hugo Lloris were once again needed to deny Robin van Persie and Ashley Young after Vlad Chiriches had cleared off the line - Juan Mata's deflected free-kick having hit the post.
We enjoyed the better of the second period, Ryan Mason blazing over, but neither side could break the deadlock.
Spurs: Lloris, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Stambouli, Mason, Townsend (Dembele 79), Eriksen, Chadli (Lamela 79), Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Walker, Dier, Paulinho, Soldado.
United: De Gea, Valencia (Rafael 46), Jones, McNair (Shaw 76), Evans (Smalling 73), Young, Carrick, Mata, Rooney, Falcao, Van Persie. Substitutes (not used): Lindegaard, Fletcher, Pereira, Wilson.
Yellow cards: Spurs – Stambouli, Townsend; United – Young, McNair, Falcao, Rafael.
Referee: Jonathan Moss.