United fight back to sink Spurs

LONDON - Champions Manchester United showed Tottenham Hotspur how far they still need to travel to challenge at the top of the Premier League with a superb 10-man 3-1 victory at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

After Manchester City had beaten Arsenal 4-2, Spurs, who had won their first four games of the season, must have thought they too were destined for a "big-four" scalp when Jermain Defoe athletically put them ahead in the first minute.

United recovered well, however, levelling through Ryan Giggs and taking a deserved lead late in the first half with Anderson's first goal for the club.

United had midfielder Paul Scholes sent off for a second booking after an hour but remained the more dangerous side and wrapped up a terrific win with a length-of-the field counter-attack superbly finished by Wayne Rooney.