A Kyle Walker own goal gave Manchester United the lead in the first half at Old Trafford.

Tottenham had started well, keeping possession and pressing United’s defence effectively.

Typically, the home opened the scoring. Nabil Bentaleb’s stray pass was taken advantage of by Ashley Young, who found Wayne Rooney in the box; Walker inadvertently passed the ball into his own net attempting to tackle the striker.

United controlled the majority of the half after that, but Spurs regained a bit of confidence just before the break.



  1. Tottenham have just been beaten 1-0 by a flimsy-looking united side, thanks to Kyle Walker handing united an early lead after putting the ball past his own keeper. Many spurs fans will blame this for the reason for their defeat, and why not? Its an easy excuse to bypass the fact that spurs’ chairman (Daniel Levy) is too tight with his money.

    He always holds out for the “best deals”, where he gets players for a cheap price. Very rarely does this strategy work, and on the odd occasion when it does, it’s usually very late on in the transfer window. And as a result, we went into the first game of the season with only one striker in the starting eleven and subs.

    At half time, still at a one nil deposit, one of the commentators asked the question “who do they bring on if they need a goal?”. This got me thinking, even though Tottenham had been linked with numerous strikers since the opening day of the transfer window, (Hernandez, Berahino and Njie, just to name a few), none of those deals had materialised, and now we have begun the season, a striker (or two) short.