Tottenham Hotspur Under-23s moved off the foot of the Premier League 2 table, sending opponents Manchester United back to the basement after a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford last night.

Having fallen behind early in the second half, Spurs came from behind to take the lead with two goals in four minutes through Keanan Bennetts and Jack Roles before Kazaiah Sterling sealed the win.

It was the home side who started the better as Aiden Barlow tried his luck from range, but he was denied by a good save from Spurs keeper Alfie Whiteman, who pushed the ball away from goal.

Spurs created their first opening on 17 minutes as Roles was sent through on goal by George Marsh, however he fired his low effort into the side netting.

In a frantic opening Ricky Sbragia thought his side had taken the lead when Joshua Bouhi crossed for Indy Boonen, his header beat Whiteman but hit the post and bounced away to safety.

Whiteman was by far the busier keeper in the first half and he made yet another fine save as he tipped away a whipped in Angel Gomes free-kick that looked set for the top corner of the net.

However, less than a minute later Tottenham won a penalty as Shilow Tracey danced his way into the box before being pushed by Ethan Hamilton. Sterling took the responsibility of taking the spot-kick, but he was denied by Joel Pereira as he sprung low to his left.

Whiteman was to make yet another fine stop shortly before the interval as Barlow whipped in a perfect cross for Boonan, but the Belgian Under-21 international saw his effort tipped away by the in-form Spurs stopper.

It was Periera’s turn to make a good save on the stroke of half-time as he kept out a powerful low effort from Marsh from range.

Manchester United started the second half the better and took the lead on 50 minutes as Oliver Skipp tried to pick out Jaden Brown after an attack from the home side broke down. However his pass lacked power, allowing Tahith Chong to run onto the loose ball before firing home.

This goal seemed to fire Spurs up and they made amends by equalising on 59 minutes when Bennetts fired home as after Sterling’s shot hit Hamilton, the ball fell for the forward and he thumped his shot across Pereira and into the net.

Wayne Burnett’s side turned the game around as they scored their second four minutes later when Ro-Shaun Williams played a back pass to Pereria, the keeper tried to turn rather than clear the ball downfield and this allowed Roles to capitalise on his hesitancy and slide into the back of the net.

This goal brought the home side back to life and they had a good opportunity to level when Gomes curled in a cross for Bohui, but before he could head the ball into the net Skipp was in his way to clear it from danger.

Bohui then had another superb chance for the Red Devils to equalise as he was played in by Darren McIntosh-Buffonge, but he fired his effort wide of the target when he should have levelled the contest.

Spurs then sealed the victory on 70 minutes when Skipp beat Williams to the ball before sliding the pass through to Sterling and he rifled his effort into the roof of the net from 14 yards, leaving Pereira with no chance.

Sbragia’s side could have pulled a goal back minutes later as Nishan Burkart lashed a low effort wide of goal from 25 yards out.