Tottenham Hotspurs kept their title dreams alive as they hammered Manchester United 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday evening.
The visitors were held in heavy traffic on their way to the stadium and that caused the match to be delayed for half an hour.
However, when the game resumed it was the Red Devils that had control of proceedings as they held possession and denied Spurs time and space on the ball.
Anothy Martial ran at the Spurs back-line and the ball eventually falls for Jesse Lingard, but his strike is blocked on the edge of the box. The Frenchman was found with a swift pass from Captain of the day Michael Carrick but his effort was crowded out.
At the other end, the home side came into life as Christian Eriksen played in Harry Kane but his effort was saved by David de Gea in goal for Manchester United before it was ruled out for offside by the assistant referee.
But, minutes later Spurs had a fantastic chance to take the lead but Erik Lamela completely missed his headed with just the goalkeeper to beat as the first half ended goalless.
The second half was filled with more chances than the first as both sides seek to find a breakthrough. Manager Louis van Gaal replaced Marcus Rashford with Ashley Young.
Eriksen wiped in a wicked ball but was dealt with by the lively de Gea and the Spaniard was called upon again as he made a fantastic stop from Kane. At the other end Anthony Martial took it upon himself as he beat three Spurs defenders but Hugo Lloris saved masterfully.
Nigerian born, England international Dele Alli opened the goals account for the home side as he finished off a sweet pass from Christian Eriksen after fine work from Harry Kane to win the ball from midfield.
Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld headed in a second from a well delivered Lamela cross and in a six minutes mad rush, Lamela swept home a third from another Eriksen pass to make it 3-0.
The win takes Tottenham Hotspurs within seven points of league leaders Leicester City who won earlier today 2-0 away over relegation threatened Sunderland.