United slip to seventh following Spurs defeat

Manchester United’s winning run was halted yesterday as Tottenham Hotspur won at Old Trafford for the second season in succession.

Emmanuel Adebayor gave the hosts the lead on thirty-four minutes before Cristian Eriksen double their advantage twenty minutes into the second half.

Danny Welbeck reduced the deficit with his seventh goal of the season just a minute later, but Spurs held on to take three points that see them leapfrog the Champions into sixth place.

Arsenal remain top after beating Cardiff City 2-0, while there were also wins for second place Manchester City and third place Chelsea against Swansea City and Southampton respectively.

Liverpool moved back into the top four after taking all three points from their match against Hull City, while Everton slip to fifth after drawing with Stoke City.

United will now turn their attention to their FA Cup third round clash with Swansea City, which takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, former United favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attended Cardiff City’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, lending credence to the strong rumours that he is set to become the Welsh side’s new manager after Malky Mackay was dismissed by owner Vincent Tan last week.