Dempsey’s Goal Gives Spurs Draw


Dempsey’s Goal Gives Spurs Draw

After Tottenham Hotspur trailed 1-0 at halftime through Robin Van Persie’s 25th minute strike, Spurs struggled to break down Manchester United’s backline until Clint Dempsey slotted in a pass from Aaron Lennon deep into stoppage time. Here’s the game in Tweets.

Storified by NESoccerToday.com· Sun, Jan 20 2013 10:38:37

Dempsey earned his first Premier League start since coming back from injury and slotted in behind Jermaine Defoe in the attack.
Our starting team today vs MUFC: Lloris, Walker, Caulker, Dawson, Naughton, Parker, Dembele, Lennon, Bale, Dempsey & Defoe #COYSTottenham Hotspur
Clint Dempsey has started 5 #EPL home games v #MUFC and has never scored. Today would be decent time to add to his winner at OT in Sept.Arlo White
Tottenham dominated the early play, but Manchester United took the lead through Robin van Persie in the 24th minute.
24. Goal to MUFC. van Persie heads in from Cleverley’s cross. 0-1Tottenham Hotspur
Perfect header from RVP from a great ball in Cleaverley. #BPLonFOX 1-0 United 27′Taylor Twellman
Dempsey, a former New England Revolution star, had perhaps the best chance for Spurs to equalize, getting behind the defense in the 66th minute, but was denied by De Gea.
66. Chance! @clint_dempsey has a shot just inside the MUFC box but De Gea tips it wide.Tottenham Hotspur
So close for Dempsey. Did the hard work brilliantly, but couldn’t stab the ball into the corner. #THFCvMUFCArlo White
But Spurs kept pressing, and eventually Dempsey would find the equalizer in the 93rd minute, tapping in a pass from Aaron Lennon to give Spurs an important point. It was Dempsey’s second goal against Manchester United this season, the first proving to be the game winner in a shock 3-2 win at Old Trafford.
91. GOAL 1-1 SPURS! @clint_dempsey with the goal!Tottenham Hotspur
GOAL Tottenham 1-1 Man Utd. Amazing drama! Clint Dempsey pounces in the final minute of injury time from close range. #TOTMUNPremier League
How about that. Dempsey! Again?cobi jones
1-1. Dempsey pounces.Henry Winter
More on the goal, @Aaron7Lennon lays the ball back to @clint_dempsey in the area and he taps home for 1-1! #COYSTottenham Hotspur
Clint Dempsey’s score is the first of his 55 PL goals to come in second-half stoppage time.Paul Carr
Dempsey. There is nothing more.Alexi Lalas
Clint Dempsey scores for @SpursOfficial in injury time! Tottenham ties Man U 1-1!U.S. Soccer
@clint_dempsey with the equalizer 1-1 Spurs will steal a point #USMNTTaylor Twellman
That is WHAT he does. Two games vs. Manchester United & 2 goals against the league leaders and four goals in his past four matches. #DeuceIves Galarcep
If anyone deserved a goal today, it is that man Clint Dempsey. #USMNT #THFCvMUFCKICKTV
Big moment for Clint Dempsey s Spurs career. 1-1 fair result.Ian Darke
DEMPSEY AIN’T LISTENING! He’s got his home goal v #MUFC at 6th attempt – #THFC had a go 2nd half, got what they deserved, 1-1Arlo White
DEMPSEY BABY #USMNTTerrence Boyd
Clint Dempsey is also really good at soccer.Alecko Eskandarian
#SCtop10 – @Clint_Dempsey’s stoppage time goal boosts @SpursOfficial to a 1-1 draw vs. Manchester United.SportsCenter
The latest Clint Dempsey had previously scored a PL goal was the 89th minute (twice).Paul Carr
That equalizer is a huge moment for Dempsey. He’s had plenty of big goals, but he proved his worth to Spurs staff/fans/teammates today.Jeff Kassouf
PHOTO Clint Dempsey celebrates as he warms up the Spurs faithful with his dramatic 93rd-minute goal. #TOTMUN http://pic.twitter.com/KptLJ4m6Premier League
That goal should quiet the criticism of Dempsey from some. There’s a reason he keeps getting starts, & keeps making big plays, for TottenhamIves Galarcep
Tottenham goalscorer Clint Dempsey: "Four points against Man Utd – that’s a great return." #TOTMUNPremier League
@clint_dempsey congrats bro. Good game cheesy finishTerrence Boyd
A well deserved point here @ WHL, RT the photo of @clint_dempsey scoring to celebrate his last minute equaliser #COYS http://pic.twitter.com/QbPhHNHtTottenham Hotspur

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