United keep heat on City with White Hart Lane triumph
Tottenham 1-3 Man. United
Fulham 5-0 Wolves
Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland
ASHLEY Young fired a deadly double as Manchester United gave their Premier League title push an important boost with a 3-1 victory at Tottenham.
Spurs' own title ambitions were left hanging by a thread after suffering a second successive defeat, despite dominating for large periods of the White Hart Lane clash.
Harry Redknapp's men had the better chances in the first half and nearly went ahead when Emmanuel Adebayor backheeled the ball into the net, but referee Martin Atkinson adjudged him to have handled in the build-up and the strike was disallowed.
United went ahead against the run of play on the stroke of half-time when Wayne Rooney got his head to Young's corner and the winger made it 2-0 after the break, volleying home from a tight angle after an error from Spurs defender Kyle Walker.
The England international then completed his brace in spectacular fashion in the 69th minute, curling home a stunner from 25 yards, and Spurs could only reply with a consolation strike when substitute Jermain Defoe netted late on.
The result leaves Spurs 13 points adrift of leaders Manchester City in the title race, while United remain two behind and unbeaten in seven.