Draw, Manchester United Back To The Top

London - Manchester United back to the top of the Premier League standings after playing out a goalless draw with host Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

These results add to the coffers of the Red Devils to 45 points, on goal difference over Manchester City, which also collects the same value. MU also has the advantage of two remaining games than their rivals.

It was a draw to the MU-8 which was recorded from 10 away games this season. A draw was also confirmed their status as the only unbeaten team in the Premier League.

Failure Tottenham grabbed full points in this game to extend their poor record against United, had never won in the last 24 meetings since May 2001. Obtaining a minimal point is also made Tottenham stuck in 5th with 37 points, 1 point behind Chelsea who occupy the position big  4.

Even more disappointing Tottenham is they had superior number of players over the last 16 minutes after Manchester United lost defender Rafael wing who received a second yellow card in the 74th minute due to intentionally hit Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

The first yellow card obtained Brazilian players in the 28th minute after a foul on Wilson Palacios. It was two of seven yellow cards issued by referee Mike Dean in the game. But the Tottenham captain, Michael Dawson, rejected the notion that the fight lasted roughly.

''Not at all,''said Dawson. ''There are two set of players who give everything in the field, I would not say it's dirty game.

''When they were reduced to 10 players we thought we could push and win, but it was not so. We recorded the clean sheet. If we are a defender, we will always be happy to achieve clean sheets and proper credit given to them and our players.''

Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson, also threw a compliment to the players behind him.
''I think they played well. This will bring the end of a stressful season. Tottenham have not thrown (from competition). It's about winning and keeping the red and mental toughness today, defensively, we're very tough mentally.''