• FT

    Arsenal

    5

    Tottenham

    2

  • FT

    Norwich

    1

    Man Utd

    2

  • FT

    Stoke

    2

    Swansea

    0

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Emirates Stadium, England

Referee: Mike Dean | Attendance: 60106

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Arsenal

  • Bacary Sagna 40'
  • Robin Van Persie 43'
  • Tomas Rosicky 51'
  • Theo Walcott 65'
  • Theo Walcott 68'

5 - 2

FT

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Louis Saha 4'
  • Emmanuel Adebayor 34' PEN
  • 90'

    That's it for this game. Arsenal have shocked Spurs in the North London derby. Some pride restored for the Gunners.

  • 90'

    Two goals for the much-maligned Walcott. Terrible first-half, much better in the second.

  • 90'

    Tottenham stay in third. Eight points off Manchester United, seven points ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea.

  • 90'

    FT Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • 90'

    Chance for Van Persie at the other end, well blocked by Kaboul.

  • 90'

    Bale goes on a run, looking to restore some pride. But, his cross is overhit and runs to Szczesny.

  • 90'

    Spurs are desperate for the whistle, but they have three minutes to play. Arsenal set to end the day in fourth with this victory.

  • 89'

    Sagna's turn to try a hit and hope at goal. Predictably, it is well over.

  • 88'

    Gervinho for Benayoun

  • 87'

    Parker gets a second-yellow, for absolutely clattering Vermaelen in midfield. He will now miss next week's tie with Manchester United.

  • 86'

    Arsenal look to counter quickly again with Van Persie, but his pass is overhit and gives Rosicky no chance.

  • 84'

    Vermaelen catches Van der Vaart, but there is no card for the Belgian. Tottenham just hoping to get this game over with now.

  • 83'

    Szczesny is quick off his line to claim the ball at the feet of Scott Parker. Good stuff from the keeper.

  • 82'

    Michael Dawson replaces Ledley King

  • 81'

    Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on for Walcott

  • 80'

    Van der Vaart plays in Parker, but Jenkinson does brilliantly to outmuscle the England man and win the ball.

  • 78'

    Tottenham win a corner, but take it quickly and waste it. Van der Vaart claims hand-ball, but no-one else shows interest.

  • 77'

    Now it is Parker's turn to fire over from 30 yards. Desperation time for Spurs.

  • 76'

    Rosicky and Walcott play a lovely one-two in the area, but Rosicky guides his shot just wide of the post.

  • 74'

    Bale tries to score from 30 yards, but his curled effort is well over.

  • 73'

    Van Persie runs at the Spurs defence and they back-off more and more, but the Dutchman tries to be too clever and loses the ball.

  • 72'

    The corner is cleared, but from the second-ball a chance falls to Sandro outside the area. A left-footed effort is deflected, but straight to Szczesny.

  • 71'

    Bale fires in a low cross from the right, aimed at Sandro. But, it goes behind for a corner.

  • 70'

    Tottenham have been dire second-half. Now, Adebayor gives away a needless free-kick. Arsenal are running riot.

  • 69'

    What must Harry be thinking?

  • 68'

    GOAL Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Walcott again!!! Song finds Walcott with a great lofted ball, the winger is full of confidence and smashes the ball past Friedel.

  • 67'

    One more goal and Arsenal are back into fourth ahead of Chelsea. But, is a two goal lead enough?

  • 65'

    GOAL Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham Walcott doubles the advantage!!! Van Persie holds the ball up and finds Walcott bursting down the right. A poor second touch though is followed by a delightful chip over Friedel.

  • 63'

    The corner is reached by Vermaelen at the back-post, but gathered by Friedel.

  • 63'

    Arteta tries a long-range free-kick, but it is deflected behind for a corner.

  • 62'

    Modric is a lucky man. Arteta is tripped and it could be a second-yellow for the Croat, but Mike Dein is lenient.

  • 61'

    Sandro mistimes a tackle on Robin Van Persie.

  • 60'

    Sandro and Arteta have a few words after the Brazilian's challenge. Arteta has been booked and needs to be careful.

  • 60'

    Modric tries to play in Adebayor, but the Togolese cannot control the through-ball.

  • 59'

    Tottenham's subs haven't got into the game so far. They should be in charge of the midfield, but it is Arsenal who are in command.

  • 57'

    Still big gaps in both defences. Rosicky finds Walcott who this time goes for it, firing a shot across the face of goal.

  • 56'

    Van Persie gets another chance to shoot, but slices it horribly wide from the left-side of the area.

  • 55'

    Arsenal try to counter once more, sending Benayoun down the right channel. Assou-Ekotto sees the ball out for a goal-kick.

  • 53'

    Modric, Van der Vaart and Bale attack down the left. Corner for Spurs falls to Kaboul in the area, but Arsenal scramble a clearance.

  • 52'

    This was never going to be boring, was it! Tottenham fans can't believe it.

  • 51'

    GOAL Arsenal 3-2 Tottenham Rosicky gives Arsenal the lead!!! Sagna on the overlap whips in the a great low ball behind the defence and Rosicky gets to the near-post to turn the ball home.

  • 50'

    He is back! But, hobbling.

  • 49'

    Not looking good for Walker here, who of course is in the England squad for next week. Off the pitch for the moment.

  • 48'

    Benayoun catches Kyle Walker in the corner, as the full-back turns him. Walker is hurt though.

  • 47'

    Arteta finds Benayoun free in the area, but his shot is well saved low by Friedel. Great keeping.

  • 46'

    Gibbs breaks down the left and beats Walker, but the cross is tame.

  • 46'

    Arsenal kick-off the second-half

  • 45'

    Sandro and Van der Vaart on for Saha and Krancjar

  • 45'

    The teams are coming back onto the pitch. Two changes at half-time for Spurs.

  • 45'

    How does Harry Redknapp recover this then? Sandro on in midfield? But, despite Arsenal's control of that area, Spurs' two up-front are dangerous on the counter.

  • 45'

    Manchester United leading 1-0 at Norwich, with a goal from Paul Scholes. That isn't great news for Tottenham.

  • 45'

    So... Take some time to catch your breath after that. Incredible fourty-five minutes of football once more. This season is just crazy.

  • 45'

    HT Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham

  • 45'

    At the other end there is glimpses of an opening, as Arsenal miss two headers from cross-field balls. Ball evades Bale controls though.

  • 45'

    Walker takes a massive gamble there, chesting the ball down in the area. But, Walcott doesn't take it on first-time and the defender recovers.

  • 45'

    Adebayor down now, to the cheers of some of the Arsenal support. No foul though.

  • 45'

    Incredible comeback since going 2-0 down from Arsenal. Is this mental toughness from the Gunners? Almost unheard of...

  • 44'

    Tottenham are rocking now. Gibbs skips into the area, but passes to no-one.

  • 43'

    GOAL Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham Van Persie equalises!!! Assou-Ekotto fails to clear, giving the ball to the Dutchman at the edge of the area. He turns Krancjar and curls the ball into the far corner.

  • 42'

    Arteta booked for denying Tottenham the chance to counter.

  • 41'

    Life is racing back into Arsenal now.

  • 40'

    GOAL Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham Sagna gets one back for the Gunners!!! Sagna has got himself into the box and loses Bale at the back-post to head past Friedel.

  • 40'

    Van Persie hits the post right-footed on the turn.

  • 39'

    Nothing doing as Kaboul rises well to clear the ball. Arsenal have played well, but are 2-0 down here. Tottenham's counters look dangerous every time.

  • 38'

    Corner to Arsenal...

  • 37'

    At the other end, Bale shows Walcott how it is done, bursting clear and fires a left-footed shot on goal. Saved by Szczesny.

  • 37'

    Walcott has so much time and space to run into, but passes to Van Persie who is closed down by three players. Poor from Walcott.

  • 36'

    Sagna rises to clear a cross into the area. That was heading to Bale at the back-post.

  • 35'

    Little contact on Bale for the penalty, looks like he was anticipating contact. Bale left Gibbs for dead, but Modric's pass was delightful.

  • 34'

    GOAL Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham Adebayor from the spot!!! Adebayor puts the ball to the keepers left, Szczesny guesses right, but is left helpless.

  • 34'

    Eventually the penalty is taken...

  • 32'

    PENALTY Modric slips a delightful through-ball through the middle. Bale beats Gibbs to the ball, but is taken down by Szczesny.

  • 31'

    Koscielny clatters into Assou-Ekotto.

  • 31'

    The ball is laid-off to Arteta, but the ball hits the wall and is cleared.

  • 30'

    Parker and Modric Dangerous free-kick for Arsenal here. Parker fouled Van Persie at the edge of the box. Modric then booked for dissent.

  • 29'

    Walker bursts forward and has the beating of Gibbs. He thinks he is fouled, referee says he falls.

  • 28'

    Decent chance. Sagna crosses from the right and Benayoun heads over at the far post.

  • 27'

    Some nice build-up play from Arsenal is ruined by a completely mishit pass from Benayoun to Gibbs. Start again.

  • 25'

    Arsenal's extra man in midfield is giving them possession, but often leaving Saha and Adebayor 2-on-2 at the back. Dangerous.

  • 24'

    So close! Tottenham counter quickly, with Adebayor only denied by Szczesny. The ball comes out to Walker, who lashes a ball just over.

  • 23'

    Arsenal really unlucky not to be level here. Response to the goal has been excellent.

  • 22'

    Great chance from the corner and what a save! Rosicky at the near post, good header, but Friedel performs a miracle to flick the ball over.

  • 22'

    From a neat throw-in routine, Van Persie has a chance to score, but the ball deflects just wide off Kaboul.

  • 21'

    That said, they are getting little joy in attack now. With Koscielny and Vermaelen strong in the air to cut out the long-balls.

  • 20'

    Adebayor and Saha doing well to pressure the Arsenal defence. This time it is Alex Song who has to be quick to avoid catastrophe.

  • 18'

    Some positive signs for Arsenal fans. The game is wide open, with both teams able to attack.

  • 17'

    Walcott looks to have found space down the right, but a slip gives the ball straight to Assou-Ekotto.

  • 15'

    Chance for Arsenal! Van Persie drags a great chance wide with his right-foot from eight yards. Has to hit the target, but miscues.

  • 14'

    Spurs get a couple of dangerous balls into the box and win a dangerous free-kick. Taken quickly with Arsenal sleeping, but Koscielny at least was available to intercept the cross.

  • 13'

    Szczesny comes to claim a free-kick given for a foul on Bale, but he is beaten to the ball. Luckily the header is not goalbound and the keeper escapes.

  • 12'

    It's Arsenal on the front-foot in recent minutes. Tottenham defending and looking to counter.

  • 11'

    Some shouts for a penalty once more. Parker chests the ball in the box, which some players thought had hit an arm. Nothing doing.

  • 10'

    An incredible intensity at the moment. No space in midfield and neither team able to get the ball safe for long.

  • 9'

    Kieran Gibbs tumbles in the box and wants a penalty, but Mike Dein waves it away. Looked like a dive there from the Englishman.

  • 8'

    Some tough tackles in midfield from Parker and Song there. Going to be a big battle in the centre. Arsenal's three against Tottenham's two.

  • 7'

    Some poor passing in attacking areas from Arsenal. Tottenham cutting out attempted through-balls with ease thus far.

  • 5'

    A perfect start for Spurs. An early lead at the Emirates.

  • 4'

    GOAL Arsenal 0-1 Tottenham Saha does it again!!! Adebayor breaks and finds Saha in acres of space. The Frenchman works a shot on his left-foot which deflects over Szczesny and into the net.

  • 4'

    Several misplaced passes already. But, Spurs have settled better already.

  • 3'

    Vermaelen does well to deny Krancjar. Walker broke down the right and played the ball inside to the Croatian. Looked like he would get a shot away, but the Belgian slid in to deny the chance.

  • 2'

    Tottenham testing the Arsenal centre-backs in the air. Two or three balls into the box already.

  • 1'

    Within 20 seconds Spurs have the chance to put a free-kick in the box as Arteta fouls Modric in midfield. Headed clear.

  • 1'

    Tottenham kick-off at the Emirates

  •  

    Ten points between the sides pre-kick off. A win for Arsenal will give fans hope of catching Spurs. An away win just stretches the Tottenham lead even more.

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    And here they come...

  •  

    The teams are in the tunnel...

  •  

    Could be a game decided by the use of substitutes. Gervinho and Van der Vaart will be hoping to make an impact from the bench.

  •  

    Benayoun is an interesting choice. No Arshavin now of course, but Oxlade-Chamberlain must be disappointed. Saha and Adebayor will be looking to fire once more for Spurs.

  •  

    So, we are just minutes away from the battle for North London supremacy. Emirates Stadium is filling up. You confident Arsenal fans?

  •  

    Some facts - Arsenal are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 home matches in Premier League, whilst Tottenham have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.

  •  

    Worth noting, too, that Spurs have a wonderful impact player on the bench in the shape of Van der Vaart, who has made a habit of scoring against the Gunners.

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    Today is also a big day for Theo Walcott, who has disappointed of late and subsequently come in for a lot of criticism. He must deliver.

  •  

    For Arsenal, Wenger has handed Benayoun a chance to shine, but there is no place in the starting line-up for teenager Chamberlain.

  •  

    A huge boost for Spurs is the availability of Emmanuel Adebayor, who passed a fitness test to face his former club. King and Modric also start from the off in a strong-looking Tottenham starting XI.

  •  

    Be sure to get your teeth into our preview of the North London derby, written by Robin Hackett.

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    Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto; Kranjcar, Modric, Parker, Bale; Adebayor, Saha. Subs: Cudicini, Dawson, Rose, Lennon, Sandro, van der Vaart, Defoe.

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    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Rosicky, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Benayoun, Van Persie. Subs: Park, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabianski, Jenkinson, Gervinho, Chamakh, Miquel.

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    ESPNsoccernet will bring you live commentary of the North London derby, which kicks off at 13.30 GMT.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Arsenal

  • 23(8)

  • 27

  • 16

  • 57%

    43%

  • Tottenham Hotspur

  • 11(5)

  • 33

  • 12

Tottenham Hotspur

Line-up
POS No Name

G

24 Brad Friedel

D

4 Younes Kaboul

D

26 Ledley King
D
20 Michael Dawson

D

28 Kyle Walker

D

32 Benoit Assou-Ekotto

M

3 Gareth Bale

M

8 Scott Parker

M

14 Luka Modric

M

21 Niko Kranjcar
M
11 Rafael Van der Vaart

F

10 Emmanuel Adebayor

F

15 Louis Saha
M
30 Sandro
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 23 Carlo Cudicini
D 20 Michael Dawson
M 7 Aaron Lennon
M 11 Rafael Van der Vaart
M 25 Danny Rose
M 30 Sandro
F 18 Jermain Defoe

Match Stats

  • Arsenal
  • Tottenham Hotspur
23(8) Shots (on goal) 11(5)
16 Fouls 12
7 Corner kicks 5
0 Offsides 2
57% Time of Possession 43%
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
3 Saves 3