Manchester United restored their six-point lead at the top of the
Barclays Premiership but victory at Tottenham was tinged with controversy as
Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of diving.
Ronaldo scored the opener at White Hart Lane on the stroke of half-time but he
did not appear to be touched by Steed Malbranque or Lee Young-Pyo to earn the
penalty he slammed home.
Nemanja Vidic, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs scored goals in the second half but
John O'Shea finished in goal after Edwin van der Sar picked up an injury.
Robbie Keane was brought on for Defoe and the Republic of Ireland
international was booked for leaving a foot in on Ferdinand.
Van der Sar had to tip over from Berbatov but United extended their lead with
14 minutes left when substitute Louis Saha played Ryan Giggs through to finish.
Berbatov could have pulled a goal back when he got behind the United defence
but Van der Sar saved his effort.
The Dutch goalkeeper could not finish the game after picking up an injury in a
clash with Keane, and John O'Shea played the remaining five minutes in goal.