Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has passed his first first big test as Manchester United's interim manager with flying colours by beating third-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal and goalkeeper David de Gea made it stand up as United won at Wembley for their sixth consecutive victory under Solskjaer and their first away victory over Spurs since 2012.
Tottenham were considered United's first quality opponent since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho last month and his players were up for the challenge.
Rashford struck just before halftime on Sunday and De Gea made 11 saves after the break under constant Tottenham pressure.
"Results-wise, to come away here and beat Tottenham is fantastic," Solskjaer said.
"We hung on in the second half and we never got to grips with it when they changed the system but you are allowed to have a good goalkeeper."
The win lifts United level on level points with fifth-placed Arsenal, while Tottenham remain seven points ahead of them in third.
Tottenham were chasing a first league double over United since the 1989-90 season after a 3-0 away victory in August but despite his obvious disappointment manager Mauricio Pochettino said the performance was much better than the one at Old Trafford.
"For me it was one of the best performances that I saw since I've been here and the best 45 minutes," said Pochettino, who's being strongly linked to the Manchester United manager's job.
With Harry Kane suffering an injury in stoppage time, Moussa Sissoko limping off before halftime and in-form South Korean Son Heung-min jetting off to the Asian Cup, Pochettino's stretched squad now face a key test in the coming weeks.
Both sides were lively in the first half, with Kane having the opening goal disallowed by the offside flag.
Rashford then took a long pass from Paul Pogba in stride and fired past Hugo Lloris in the 44th minute.
Spurs started the second half strong with Kane and Dele Alli forcing saves from de Gea, while Lloris tipped Pogba's shot over the bar at the other end.
Kane headed straight at de Gea, who then sandwiched a foot save against Toby Alderweireld with a pair of denials of Alli.
Kane was frustrated once again in the 87th minute by de Gea's boot before Fernando Llorente sent Tottenham's final chance right in the keeper's arms moments later.
Everton picked up a much-need win by beating Bournemouth 2-0 at home in the day's earlier match.
Second-half goals from Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave the Toffees just their second league win in eight games.
Everton climb to 10th in the table while Bournemouth remain 12th despite their sixth straight away league defeat.
Second-placed Manchester City will look to close within four points of Liverpool when they host Wolverhampton on Monday.