Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 1

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Manchester United earned a point deep in injury time against Tottenham but still lost top place in the Barclays Premier League with a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

Carlos Tevez celebrated the equaliser with the last move of the game but the ball appeared to come off Michael Dawson.

Earlier, United players were furious at Dimitar Berbatov's opener for Tottenham as they felt Jermaine Jenas handled in the build-up before Aaron Lennon eventually crossed.

Edwin van der Sar vented his frustration at assistant referee Mo Matadar and earned a booking, one of six yellow cards for United which means they could face action from the Football Association.

With Arsenal winning earlier in the day, Sir Alex Ferguson's men knew only victory would take them back to the summit, but their discipline reflected a frustration at failing to break down Spurs until the death.

Tottenham's opener came after 20 minutes when Tom Huddlestone started a counter-attack, Robbie Keane played Jenas through and his surging run was halted in the area by Owen Hargreaves.

The ball brushed his hand as he fell, with Lennon then taking the ball into the box and Berbatov tapping in after Van der Sar had parried the cross.

Steed Malbranque had a shot straight at Van der Sar and Spurs also had a penalty shout when they felt Patrice Evra handled.

Spurs goalkeeper Radek Cerny palmed Anderson's drive around the post, while Wayne Rooney was booked for diving.

Deep in injury-time, United rescued a point when Dawson appeared to bundle the ball into his own net from a corner under pressure from Tevez.

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