Dempsey snatches draw for Spurs
Published 20/01/2013 | 18:20
Clint Dempsey struck two minutes into injury time for Tottenham to secure a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at White Hart Lane.
Robin van Persie had put the league leaders on course for a vital win when he scored his sixth goal against Spurs, but after a sustained period of pressure, Dempsey delivered Andre Villas-Boas' men a thrilling equaliser with less than 60 seconds of the match remaining.
The American, who had missed a gilt-edged chance earlier in the second half, got on the end of Aaron Lennon's pull-back and slotted home after David De Gea had gone walkabout.
United barely had a touch in the first 10 minutes, but De Gea remained untested. Scott Parker raided the United midfield to win the ball and drive at goal, but he could only curl over the bar.
Dempsey should have equalised in the 52nd minute when he picked up Mousa Dembele's pass following a mazy run by the Belgian, but De Gea saved with his legs.
And with two minutes and four seconds of the three added minutes gone, Dempsey popped up in the box and stabbed home after De Gea had flapped at a cross.