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How Solskjaer helped break Tottenham hearts

How Solskjaer helped break Tottenham hearts
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The Norwegian's introduction helped turn around the 2001 meeting between United and Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces the toughest test of his interim reign at Manchester United when his side take on Tottenham on Sunday.

The match pits him against Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is reportedly the number one target for United to be the permanent successor to Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer enjoyed a memorable victory against the north Londoners back in September 2001, as United recovered from a 3-0 half-time deficit to win 5-3, with the Norwegian introduced at the start of the second half.

Here, Press Association Sport delves into its picture archive to recall the match.

Spurs v Man United
Dean Richards, centre, made the dream start to his Tottenham career as he put them 1-0 up (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)
Spurs v Man United
Les Ferdinand fired Spurs into a two-goal lead (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)
Spurs v Man United
Ferdinand and Teddy Sheringham congratulate Christian Ziege, on the ground, after his diving header made it 3-0 (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)
Tottenham v Manchester United
Andy Cole's goal early in the second half gave United hope (Rebecca Naden/PA)
Spurs v Man United
Ruud van Nistelrooy, pictured, headed United level after Laurent Blanc had made it 3-2 (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)
Spurs v Man United
Juan Sebastian Veron, pictured, made it 4-3 to United, before David Beckham added the final goal of the match (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

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2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
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7Watford239683232033
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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