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Spurs' Thrilling 2-2 Draw vs Man Utd: Bentancur's Valuable Strike

 Spurs' Thrilling 2-2 Draw vs Man Utd: Bentancur's Valuable Strike

Radu Drguin of Tottenham Hotspur
Radu Drguin of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on January 14, 2024 in Manchester, England(Image-Getty) 

Tottenham Hotspur staged a captivating comeback twice to secure a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Rasmus Hojlund's early goal for Man Utd was matched by Richarlison's equalizer, only for Marcus Rashford to restore United's lead. Rodrigo Bentancur's swift response in the second half ensured Spurs earned a valuable point.

Key Moments and Scorers:

- Rasmus Hojlund's third-minute left-footed strike gave Man Utd an early lead.

- Richarlison flicked in a superb Pedro Porro corner in the 19th minute, equalizing for Spurs.

- Marcus Rashford's one-two with Hojlund led to his calm finish, putting United ahead before halftime.

- Cristian Romero's powerful header for Spurs crashed off the crossbar in first-half stoppage time.

- Rodrigo Bentancur's left-footed strike within 50 seconds of the second half leveled the score once again.

Second-Half Drama:

- Timo Werner, making his Spurs debut, played a key role, cutting inside before assisting Bentancur's goal.

- Substitute Scott McTominay nearly restored United's lead, but his low strike went wide.

- Lisandro Martinez's substitution marked his return for United after his last appearance in September.

- Spurs introduced Radu Dragusin defensively with five minutes remaining.

Late Drama and Result:

- In stoppage time, Scott McTominay's header from Alejandro Garnacho's cross missed the target.

- Both teams settled for a 2-2 draw in a thrilling encounter at Old Trafford.

Key Facts and Records:

- This draw marked Man Utd's first home Premier League draw since March 2023.

- Spurs, with four points from two matches against United, now share fourth place with Arsenal.

- Rashford scored his first home goal of the season and his 14th home appearance of 2023/24.

- Spurs' scoring streak extends to 33 games, now the outright longest in the club's league history.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Manchester United:

- WOL (A), WHU (H), AVL (A), LUT (A), FUL (H)

Tottenham Hotspur:

- BRE (H), EVE (A), BHA (H), WOL (H), CHE (A)


- Man Utd moves up to seventh with 32 points, while Spurs remain in fifth place with 40 points.

Notable Statistics:

- This was the first time Man Utd failed to win at Old Trafford when leading at halftime since February 2022.

- Rashford's goal marked his first at Old Trafford this season, and Spurs' scoring streak in the Premier League is now the longest in the club's history.

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