Five lessons we learnt from Spurs second consecutive win at Old Trafford.
5. Tim Sherwood stuck to his guns
In a marked changed from his predecessor, Sherwood opted for two strikers in all four of his matches as boss prior to Wednesday’s trip to Old Trafford. The rejuvenated Emmanuel Adebayor has been the poster boy of the new era, ably assisted by £26m summer signing Roberto Soldado, who, although not scoring, has been full of willing running and creativity. But many speculated that Sherwood may lose his bottle when faced with a trip to the Theatre of Dreams and revert to a five-man midfield. Not so; the 44-year-old persevered with two up front and the tactic paid off handsomely, as Spurs pressed United from the front and were rewarded for their smart counter-attacking with two well-taken goals. Expect Sherwood to continue with two up front for trips to all the big teams in the second half of this season.