First XI

North London derbies

September 29, 2011
By Robin Hackett
Ahead of Arsenal's trip to Tottenham on Sunday, we take a look at some of the most significant encounters between the sides.

Woolwich Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (First Division, 1909-10)

Tottenham and Arsenal were London's first league teams and, though they were not yet neighbours, their first competitive match in December 1909 saw thousands of Spurs fans endure what the Daily Express labelled a "fierce struggle to board the Woolwich ferry boats" in anticipation.

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