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Originally published Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM

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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."

Major League Soccer

At Timbers 1, D.C. United 1

Bright Dike's goal in the 79th minute gave Portland a draw.

D.C.'s Chris Pontius scored on a penalty kick in the 60th minute after David Horst of the Timbers was called for a hand ball.

At Quakes 3, FC Dallas 3

Steven Lenhart's goal in stoppage time — his second score of the match — gave league-leading San Jose a draw with FC Dallas.

At Red Bulls 4,

Toronto FC 1

Thierry Henry scored a goal and set up three others and Kenny Cooper had two goals and an assist to lead New York, which is 11-1-3 at home.

At Crew 3, Union 2

Milovan Mirosevic scored the tiebreaking goal in the 88th minute to lift Columbus over Philadelphia.

At Dynamo 2, Revolution 0

Ricardo Clark and Oscar Boniek Garcia scored in the second half to lead Houston over New England. The Dynamo extended its home unbeaten streak to 23.

Real Salt Lake 4,

at Chivas USA 0

Alvaro Saborio scored three times in the first 65 minutes.

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