Clint Dempsey's goal helps Tottenham win | Soccer
American Clint Dempsey scored his first goal for Tottenham, giving the Spurs a 3-2 English Premier League victory over Manchester United — their first victory at Old Trafford in 23 years.
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LONDON — American Clint Dempsey scored his first goal for Tottenham, giving the Spurs a 3-2 English Premier League victory over Manchester United on Saturday — their first victory at Old Trafford in 23 years.
On a day of 29 goals — the most in a day in the English top flight since February — five came in the United-Spurs match, with Dempsey scoring the winner in the 52nd minute.
"It was a roller coaster, up and down," said Dempsey, a former Fulham standout who helped Tottenham earn its third straight victory. "We found ourselves 2-0 up and then in the second half, it seemed we were chasing shadows ... But we ground out a result and showed a lot of character."
Chelsea stayed on top of the league, beating Arsenal 2-1 to open a three-point lead over Everton.
"We conceded two soft goals," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "They had three shots on target and they scored two goals.
"It's a shame. The least we deserved was a draw."
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