Manchester United came away from a snow filled battle at White Hart Lane with a good point. The game, which was in doubt before kick off due the conditions, went ahead and for 92 minutes the Reds game plan of looking to hold Spurs after taking a first half lead looked to have worked.
Spurs late leveler will of course hurt, as will reflecting on what could have been, but United put up a great defensive display (much improved on our 2012 form) and with another tough away trip checked off the fixture list and a healthy 5 point lead at the top of the table will be in confident mood as we reach the title run in.
There were plenty of positives – De Gea made some crucial saves, our defence was much better, the likes of Welbeck, Kagawa and Cleverley again showed promise in their link play and then there is Robin van Persie scoring again.
Lots of moments to enjoy, here are my Top 5 GIFs…
1. Great passing move
United work their way from their own right back area to the a decent attacking position with some lovely interchange passing. The move eventual slowed but they have been some brilliant and promising signs of the football we are capable of in the last few games.
2. David de Gea save
David De Gea produced a string of crucial saves throughout the game to keep Spurs at bay. This one stopped what look a certain Clint Dempsey goal as he used his feet to direct the ball wide. He used his feet again to brilliant save a deflected Bale shot.
3. Rio Ferdinand Skill pass
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 21, 2013
The man himself has told me he meant so I will take his word for it. Brilliant first time skill pass to Phil Jones. I believe Silks is the word 😀
4. Tom Cleverley control
With a high pass chipped towards him, and with little room to maneuver on the wing, Cleverley pulls out an amazing piece of control to take the ball down and into his stride with one touch. Unfortunately for him his attempt to beat the full back didnt come off.
5. Rio Ferdinand last ditch tackle
With the in form Jermaine Defoe in on goal and about to pull the trigger, Rio Ferdinand produced this class piece of defending to get in the block and keep United in front.
Which was your favourite of the 5? Vote in the poll below and share your chosen GIF on twitter using the ‘Tweet GIF’ link under each one.