The Top TEN North London derbies of recent memory
Tottenham face Arsenal at the Emirates later today in what is crucial match for both teams for a whole variety of reasons.
Unlike in previous years, Spurs carry the momentum going into this fixture that will undoubtedly focus around Emmanuel Adebayor who has joined the ever growing list of players that have crossed the North London divide. It promises to be a cracker and let’s hope it lives us to the great derbies of the past.
Tottenham 2 – 2 Arsenal, 25/4/2004
A disappointing day for Spurs fans as Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ won the Premiership title on Tottenham’s home turf. Arsenal raced to a two-goal lead and, despite a last-minute equaliser, it was too late as Arsenal gained the point required to take the trophy to Emirates.
Arsenal 3 – 0 Tottenham, 2/12/2006
Arsene Wenger’s side enjoyed a fantastic first derby at the Emirates in December 2006 after Thierry Henry gave Arsenal the lead with a fantastic solo goal. However, the main talking point for Tottenham fans was not their abject performance but the decisions made be referee Graham Poll who felt Martin Jol’s wrath having awarded two penalties.
Arsenal 2 – 3 Tottenham, 20/11/2010
Arsenal looked on course for a victory over their north-London rivals having gone in leading 2-0 at half time. But, after some inspirational words of wisdom from Harry Redknapp during the break, Spurs rallied with goals from Gareth Bale and Rafael Van Der Vaart before Younes Kaboul scored the winner five minutes from time as Tottenham prevented their arch-rivals from going top of the table.
Tottenham 2 – 2 Arsenal, 21/4/2007
Despite leading 2-1, it was Jermaine Jenas that struck again against Arsenal to salvage a point and complete another astonishing comeback for Spurs. However, it was Arsenal who had the last laugh that season as they pipped their rivals to fourth in the league and Champions League qualification.