Soccer: Rooney double earns Man United draw at Tottenham

Soccer: Rooney double earns Man United draw at Tottenham

LONDON - Wayne Rooney equalised twice as Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run to 12 matches with a lively 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Tottenham, looking to shake off last weekend's 6-0 mauling at Manchester City, took the lead through Kyle Walker's fierce free kick but the defender then gifted his England team mate an equaliser.

A spectacular strike by Sandro restored the home team's lead after the interval before a rash moment by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris handed Rooney the chance to level from the penalty spot.

Champions United remained eighth on 22 points, nine behind leaders Arsenal, with Tottenham a further point back.

Later on Sunday second-placed Liverpool and third-placed Chelsea can cut Arsenal's seven-point lead at the top.

Liverpool visit Hull City while Chelsea host Southampton. Manchester City can also muscle into the top four with a win at home to Swansea City.

Tottenham had not beaten United in 12 previous home attempts but they began the game looking determined to improve that dismal statistic and get their season back on track.

With under-pressure manager Andre Villas-Boas pacing around his technical area they began at a high tempo with Walker and Aaron Lennon impressive down the right flank.

Lennon cut in to test keeper David de Gea with a low shot after 10 minutes.

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