Manchester United Remain Unbeaten
Manchester United maintained their unbeaten record in the league this campaign as they drew 0–0 with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Sir Alex Ferguson´s team were reduced to ten players with sixteen minutes remaining on the clock but the home side was unable to find the net as the solid and well organised Manchester United defence managed to fight off everything that was thrown at them.
Tottenham went close already after ten minutes when a volley from Peter Crouch flashed just a few inches past the near post. Shortly after Dimitar Berbatov found Wayne Rooney whose effort forced the goalkeeper into a fingertip save. Rafael da Silva then raised the temperature of the game even further as he was cautioned for the first time for a tough challenge on Wilson Palacios in the 28th minute. Hard man reputation secured, he went on to make a wild tackle later in the match that eventually saw him sent off. The hosts were playing with both confidence and purpose, however, and they must have gone in at the break stunned by the fact they had failed to score.
Manchester United got a lot more into the game after the resumption, though, and Heurelho Gomes was put to the test once again when Wayne Rooney powered a fierce effort from outside the penalty box in the 52nd minutes of play. Controversy arrived after 74 minutes when Rafael da Silva received the red card from referee Mike Dean for a mindless assault on Cameroon international Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Manchester United nonetheless remain unbeaten in the Premier League and The Reds now top the top flight table on 45 points, ahead on goal difference of bitter rivals Manchester City.