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Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United

  • Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela score three times in the space of seven second half minutes.
  • Kick-off delayed by 30 minutes after United coach gets caught in traffic.
  • Mauricio Pochettino's team start the game 10 points behind leaders Leicester, who beat Sunderland.
  • Spurs not beaten United at White Hart Lane since May 2001.
  • United can go within a point of fourth place Manchester City.
Dele Alli
Alli opened the scoring as Tottenham cruised to victory.Getty Images
18:19

Full time: Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United

Spurs cut Leicester's lead at the Premier League summit to seven points as they return to winning ways over a lifeless Manchester United, their first win over Louis van Gaal's side for 15 years at White Hart Lane. United were late arriving after their coach was caught in traffic, and they never got off as Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela scored in the second half. Tottenham's title dream is still alive, while United's Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread.

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. We're back with coverage of the Champions League on Tuesday and Wednesday, but until then goodbye.

18:17

Four minutes added on for Spurs. The 'oles' have started at White Hart Lane.

18:12

They're queuing up to make it four. Lamela's cross-shot evades Kane before Walker, who is eventually flagged offside, hits the post sliding in. United here for the taking.

18:09

Yellow cards for Kyle Walker and Memphis Depay after a clash on the near touchline. The most fight United have shown all afternoon, you could argue. Not been the finest hour from Van Gaal's men.

18:05

Tottenham go in search of a fourth and De Gea first denies Harry Kane and then Jan Vertonghen. This has been some effort from Spurs.

18:02

Goal: Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United (Erik Lamela)

Three goals in seven minutes puts United out of sight as Spurs blow Van Gaal's side away. Eriksen flicks on to Danny Roe whose raking cross finds Lamela who steers the ball beyond De Gea. What a spell from the hosts.

18:01

Goal: Tottenham 2-0 Manchester United

Matteo Darmian on for just four minutes and after having Eriksen curl the ball beyond him for the goal, he is booked. From the subsequent free-kick, Alderweireld heads unmarked into the corner.

17:56

Goal: Tottenham 1-0 Manchester United (Dele Alli)

An early birthday present for Dele Alli who breaks the deadlock with 20 minutes left at White Hart Lane. Christian Eriksen plays a delight first time ball around the United back four and Alli, who escapes the attention of Blind, tucks beyond De Gea.

17:54

Tim Fosu Mensah off with a calf injury by the looks of things and Matteo Darmian on for the final 22-and-a-half minutes.

17:53

Chances have been few and far between in this game so anything that even tests either goalkeeper is something to get excited about. Danny Rose's deflected cross is hacked clear by De Gea, before the Spaniard palm away Kyle Walker's cross away from the path of Harry Kane.

17:49

Best chance of the game by a long way. Anthony Martial darts in off the left, in between Walker and Dier and forces Lloris into a good save, though at a decent height for the 'keeper.

17:45

Really not a very good game this, with no great structure to the contest and neither team testing their opponents' goal. United yet to have a shot on target and that run continues as Martial feeds Lingard but his snap shot is hopelessly wide.

17:41

Spurs have recaptured the pressing game which has littered their season, penning United in to their own half and leading to possession being constantly rotated. Kane benefits from the latest attack, turning and shooting but straight at De Gea.

17:37

Half an opening for Spurs as Dele Alli's shot is blocked from Eriksen's cross. The Dane gets the ball back and forces De Gea into a good low save, before Eric Duier does the same from a shot from range.

17:33

Ashley Young has started in a central role for United, much like he did during parts of his Aston Villa career you may remember.

17:32

Back under way in the second half at White Hart Lane. Just that one change for United, Tottenham are as you were.

17:29

Ashley Young coming on for Marcus Rashford for Manchester United. Should see Anthony Martial move to a central role.

17:27

Such is the need of these two sides it shouldn't be long before we see both throw caution to the wind in pursuit of the much-needed three points. That could either see an open, fluid second half or another case of the indestructible force meeting the immovable object. We shall wait and see.

17:15

Half time: Tottenham 0-0 Manchester United

A lively and competitive Premier League fixture, but without many chances of goal mouth incidents there are few taking points at half time. Erik Lamela headed home a glorious chance but one of few in this game which is currently not suiting either side. Both team losing ground in the title and Champions League ambitions.

17:14

Eriksen's free-kick in towards Kane and it Martial's touch to divert the ball away from the path of the England forward. No corner however, bizarrely, for the hosts.

17:13

Rose and Eriksen have been very threatening down the Tottenham left but the pair's latest combination sees the ball run out of play. Game petering out towards the break.

17:07

Game has settled down a little bit as we approach half time. Spurs and United very willing to take the game to their opponents with the ball. Remember, this is very much a must win for these two.

16:59

Kyle Walker slaloms past Marcos Rojo and it takes Smalling to prevent him toe-poking past De Gea. Spurs well in this game now after a slow start; you could have been forgiven for thinking they got stuck on the bus.

16:57

What a miss by Erik Lamla! De Gea almost presents the ball on a plate to Kane but United scramble it clear. Tottenham keep the ball and Eriksen crosses for Lamela who somehow misses from four yards out with a header from point blank range.