Welbeck helps United topple Tottenham

Danny Welbeck scored one goal and 0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford on Monday.

The game remained scoreless until the final 30 minutes of the match, but that is when Welbeck put United in front before setting up a goal for Anderson in the 76th minute.

Wayne Rooney put the finishing touches on the win with his second goal in as many games three minutes from time, giving United six points from its first two games.

Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel was making his debut for the club, and he was kept busy throughout the match, with Tom Cleverley going close for United with a shot that Friedel had to tip past the post.

Ashley Young forced a good save from Friedel early in the second half, but the breakthrough came with 30 minutes to play when Cleverley's right-wing cross found the head of Welbeck seven yards from goal, with the young striker redirecting it inside the left post.

Anderson and Welbeck teamed up on the second goal when the Brazilian slipped a pass into the area for Welbeck, who quickly returned the ball to Anderson with a nice backheel that allowed him to emphatically smash it past Friedel.

United goalkeeper David De Gea nearly handed Tottenham a goal in the 79th when he failed to hold a cross that gave Jermain Defoe a volley attempt from six yards, only for the ball come back off the post.

Ryan Giggs came on as a substitute in the second half and set up Rooney's goal in the 87th minute with a nice cross that left the striker with a simple finish.