AVB: We deserved to beat United


Andre Villas-Boas felt that a point was the very least that Tottenham deserved from the 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Manchester United on Sunday evening.

An equaliser from Clint Dempsey in injury time ensured that we got something out of the match against Fergie’s side who only managed to attempts on goal during the whole match – one being RVP’s header.

Dempsey’s equaliser in injury time shows we have belief to keep fighting until the final whistle while in previous years we’d have accepted defeat to United. Hopefully this will be a massive point come the end of the season.

“It was important for us. We dominated the whole game – possession and shots,” Villas-Boas told Sky Sports.

“We controlled the game and played well. We deserved to win, to be fair.

“But Manchester United made the most of their opportunity and we were chasing against them, which is very difficult.

“But 60 per cent possession against United and 15 shots against four – we should have gone out with a win. We deserved this last-minute goal.

“Obviously we set our targets high. We want to win. We understand against a team like United you are not going to go two or three goals up.

“But we managed to at least get a point and I think a deserved point.

“It might be the game where United have the least opportunities ever in the Premier League.

“It gives you a boost playing so well and getting the goal in the last minute.”

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