Sharp-shooter Dempsey revels after gunning down United with first Spurs goal
21:46 GMT, 29 September 2012
Manchester United were left seeing stars and stripes on Saturday as Tottenham's America international Clint Dempsey struck an historic goal that gave Tottenham their first victory at Old Trafford since 1989.
On Ryder Cup weekend, the proud Texan struck his first Spurs goal in the middle of an incredible scoring spell at the start of the second half, as Andre Villas-Boas's team won 3-2.
He's arrived: Clint Dempsey scored his first goal for Tottenham on Sunday
Dempsey joined Spurs from Fulham in a
6million deal a month ago and was naturally jubilant as his side clung
on having led 2-0 and 3-1.
He said: 'It was a rollercoaster to go 2-0 up and then they scored and we responded again.
'In the second half it felt like we were chasing shadows.
'I've been in England for five years now and that's the first time I've won at Old Trafford. I was feeling the pressure so it was good to open my scoring account.
'It's always difficult here. The second half was so tough because if you press them then Paul Scholes just passes it around you.'
Sir Alex Ferguson was forced to introduce substitute Wayne Rooney at half-time after Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead through Jan Vertonghen and Gareth Bale, who had been suffering all week with a sore throat and fever.
Rooney's arrival sparked three goals in two minutes, with Dempsey's strike sandwiched in between United goals for Nani and Shinji Kagawa.
But Villas- Boas managed to enjoy a famous victory that eased the pressure on him. 'We made history for our club,' he said.
'The players were talking all week in training about how they felt they could win.
'They were inspired. 'The authority and confidence that we showed in that first half is unusual for the visiting team at this ground.'
Good show: Former Fulham players Mousa Dembele (left) and Dempsey (right) were in top form
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