The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham goes way back and the fixture is generally regarded as a six-pointer whenever both sides meet. Every football league has its own special sets of fixtures between rivals and the North London Derby is widely regarded as one of the biggest spectacles in English Football.
Down the years, the matches between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have produced moments of quality and individual brilliance from footballers that have placed their names in the folklore of their clubs. Moments like Thierry Henry’s magnificent solo run in the 3-0 victory, Emmanuel Adebayor’s goal of the season in the 3-1 victory or David Bentley’s unbelievable long-range projectile missile in the 4-4 draw could only be produced in a match of this caliber.
There have been epic encounters that provide enthralling displays for even the neutrals to enjoy. No one expected an unlikely comeback from Tottenham when they were two goals down with only five minutes to spare. Nobody also expected a Tottenham comeback when they were two goals down at halftime in the Emirates after they were outplayed by their illustrious neighbors, but the second half was a different ballgame.
The first North London Derby this season at White Hart Lane had it all. Arsenal’s recent scourge of the Derby, Rafael van der Vaart, turned out to be a better handball player than a footballer as he controlled the ball cannily with his left arm before drilling it past Szczesny. Aaron Ramsey scored Arsenal’s equalizer after a lovely team move and Kyle Walker scored his first Tottenham goal from some distance even though fingers were clearly pointed at Wojciech Szczesny for his role in letting the ball skip past him easily.
However, the game was marred by a horrific injury suffered by Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna and he’ll be out till the New Year to say the least.
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