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Clint Dempsey scores first Tottenham goal in win at Old Trafford

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Dempsey looking for Tottenham response at Southampton

It took Clint Dempsey five Tottenham appearances to open his Spurs account, but it was definitely worth the wait.

The American midfielder scored Tottenham's third, and ultimately game-winning goal in his team's famous 3-2 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Dempsey's goal was part of a wild three-minute stretch that saw three goals fly in. Down 2-0 in the 51st minute, Nani scored to cut his side's deficit to 2-1, before Dempsey struck off a rebound from a Gareth Bale shot to make it 3-1 in the 52nd minute. Just a minute later, Shinji Kagawa made it 3-2 with a neat turn and finish, but that would be all the scoring on the afternoon.

The 29-year-old U.S. international was hauled off in the 70th minute in favor of Gylfi Sigurdsson, as Andre Villas-Boas looked to lock down the victory. Having faced questioning over his job status after a slow start, AVB can be secure after this performance, which saw his side move up to fifth in the Premier League table.

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