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Spurs shock United 3-2 in Old Trafford thriller

Published on Sep 30, 2012 6:46 AM
Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa (right) is challenged by Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro (left) and Moussa Dembele (centre) during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, Sept 29, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur ended their 23-year wait for an away victory against Manchester United with a spectacular 3-2 Premier League win at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Goals from Jan Vertonghen, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey marked the high point of manager Andre Villas Boas's time at Spurs to date.

The Londoners climbed to fifth in the table on the back of this result while United were left third, four points behind leaders Chelsea.

In a remarkable second half, United scored through Nani and Shinji Kagawa but were unable to produce an equaliser as Spurs ended a run of 26 games, home and away in all competitions, without a win over Alex Ferguson's side - a sequence dating back to May 2001.

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