- Tottenham Hotspur thrashes Man Utd 3-0
- Goals from Alli, Alderweireld and Lamela
- EPL leader Leicester beats Sunderland 2-0
- Seven-point advantage over Spurs
Leicester's earlier 2-0 win at relegation struggler Sunderland temporarily opened up a 10-point gap but Tottenham responded in some style with its first home league win over United in 15 years.
"The performance was perfect in the second half," Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
The visitor was caught in heavy London traffic on the way to White Hart Lane, reaching the ground with only 15 minutes to the scheduled kick off, which was delayed for half an hour.
United manager Louis van Gaal was clearly unhappy with the situation, but despite his team's preparation being disrupted it made the stronger start in a key fixture for both.