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  • Date:20 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Nasri (8) Chamakh (26)
  • Bale (49) Van der Vaart - pen (66)
    Kaboul (85)
Goal!

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94:43 +4.43

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

92:14 +2.14

Foul by Robin van Persie on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

91:56 +1.56

Unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Lukasz Fabianski takes the direct free kick.

91:20 +1.20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Bacary Sagna. Free kick taken by Gareth Bale.

89:01

Shot from inside the area by Theo Walcott clears the bar.

86:56

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Wilson Palacios coming on for Rafael Van der Vaart.

84:01

The referee books Laurent Koscielny for unsporting behaviour. Younes Kaboul finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Arsenal 2-3 Tottenham.Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Laurent Koscielny results in a free kick. Assist on the goal came from Rafael Van der Vaart.

83:03

Effort on goal by Alan Hutton from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

82:30

Tomas Rosicky concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Hutton. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Lukasz Fabianski.

80:48

Neves Denilson is cautioned. Neves Denilson challenges Gareth Bale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

78:34

Robin van Persie challenges Jermaine Jenas unfairly and gives away a free kick. William Gallas takes the free kick.

77:41

Laurent Koscielny has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

77:09

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie.

77:02

Francesc Fabregas has a curled shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

76:15

Theo Walcott replaces Andrey Arshavin. Tomas Rosicky replaces Samir Nasri.

75:16

Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart to the near post, Robin van Persie makes a clearance.

74:27

Neves Denilson fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Francesc Fabregas restarts play with the free kick.

72:54

Peter Crouch joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roman Pavlyuchenko.

71:37

Francesc Fabregas takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

71:12

Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sebastien Squillaci takes the indirect free kick.

70:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Francesc Fabregas. Heurelho Gomes takes the indirect free kick.

69:39

Foul by Roman Pavlyuchenko on Neves Denilson, free kick awarded. Robin van Persie crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

68:40

Unfair challenge on Younes Kaboul by Robin van Persie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.

67:58

Younes Kaboul concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Francesc Fabregas.

67:33

Robin van Persie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marouane Chamakh.

67:13

The referee shows Rafael Van der Vaart a yellow card.

66:31

Penalty scored by Rafael Van der Vaart. Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham.Francesc Fabregas is penalised for a handball.

64:37

Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Alex Song results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart from the free kick.

63:25

Sebastien Squillaci has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

62:53

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri, Benoit Assou-Ekotto manages to make a clearance.

60:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by William Gallas on Marouane Chamakh. Samir Nasri has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

55:35

Shot by Luka Modric from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

55:15

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas.

54:28

Roman Pavlyuchenko concedes a free kick for a foul on Gael Clichy. Gael Clichy takes the free kick.

51:46

Rafael Van der Vaart fouled by Neves Denilson, the ref awards a free kick. Younes Kaboul restarts play with the free kick.

49:38

A goal is scored by Gareth Bale from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Rafael Van der Vaart.

49:00

Foul by Younes Kaboul on Alex Song, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

47:21

Rafael Van der Vaart takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

46:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jenas by Francesc Fabregas. William Gallas takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Jermain Defoe on for Aaron Lennon.

42:54

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas.

42:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Neves Denilson. Direct free kick taken by Francesc Fabregas.

40:07

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

39:56

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

39:29

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart.

38:31

Alan Hutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrey Arshavin. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrey Arshavin, save by Heurelho Gomes.

37:29

Gareth Bale fouled by Andrey Arshavin, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick, Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

34:34

Roman Pavlyuchenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny. Lukasz Fabianski takes the free kick.

34:04

The offside flag is raised against Marouane Chamakh. William Gallas takes the free kick.

31:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Marouane Chamakh. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

30:04

Effort from just outside the box by Rafael Van der Vaart goes over the bar.

29:21

Luka Modric takes a shot. Save made by Lukasz Fabianski.

26:33

A goal is scored by Marouane Chamakh from close range low into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Andrey Arshavin.

25:22

Unfair challenge on Alex Song by Luka Modric results in a free kick. Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.

24:23

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Younes Kaboul misses to the left of the goal.

23:55

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart.

23:08

Foul by Sebastien Squillaci on Roman Pavlyuchenko, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from left wing, Samir Nasri manages to make a clearance.

21:55

Effort from inside the area by Francesc Fabregas misses to the left of the target.

20:02

Samir Nasri is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

19:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Neves Denilson. Neves Denilson restarts play with the free kick.

18:31

The referee blows for offside. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.

17:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neves Denilson by Rafael Van der Vaart. Francesc Fabregas restarts play with the free kick.

16:37

Foul by Gareth Bale on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded. Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.

16:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marouane Chamakh. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.

13:37

Neves Denilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Luka Modric takes the direct free kick.

12:13

Bacary Sagna goes into the book. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Bacary Sagna. Jermaine Jenas takes the direct free kick.

8:26

Samir Nasri gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Francesc Fabregas.

7:04

Foul by Gael Clichy on Rafael Van der Vaart, free kick awarded. Aaron Lennon takes the free kick.

5:53

Samir Nasri concedes a free kick for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

4:41

Marouane Chamakh fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

3:27

Handball by Roman Pavlyuchenko. Direct free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

2:06

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Gareth Bale takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.

0:36

Alex Song fouled by Luka Modric, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Song takes the free kick.

The game gets underway.

The referee blows for half time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Wilshere back to boost Gunners Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has shaken off a back problem which ruled him out of England's defeat to France and comes into contention for the north London derby clash with Tottenham. There were no other injury concerns from the midweek international friendlies, Laurent Koscielny returns from a two-game suspension and Nicklas Bendtner (groin) should be available after missing the win at Everton. Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (elbow), centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle) remain out, while Aaron Ramsey continues his rehabilitation following a broken leg. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has questioned the logic of any Arsenal fan aiming abuse at William Gallas in the north London derby. Gallas will return to the Emirates Stadium for the first time since completing one of the most controversial transfers of recent times by joining their arch-rivals Spurs. Crossing the north London divide this summer has all but guaranteed the former Gunners captain a hostile reception from the Emirates Stadium crowd. But Redknapp cannot understand anyone wanting to jeer the 33-year-old, who was released by Arsenal at the end of last season. He said: "You play for a club, play well for them: you should get a good reception, surely? What do they want to give them abuse for? "He got freed from Arsenal and I took him to Tottenham and he wants to play football. "He's come here and played, done great for us. "He's taken us where we are in the Champions League. He's played a big part in that and in the league. "I hope he gets a good reception." Redknapp backed the vastly-experienced Gallas, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea in 2006, to cope with whatever is thrown at him. "His frame of mind: he's a strong character; nothing fazes him," Redknapp said. "He'll go back there, look forward to the game and be ready to play." Yet Bacary Sagna has declared "war" on Gallas. But the Gunners full-back insisted the pair would resume their strong friendship as soon as the final whistle is blown at the Emirates Stadium. This weekend sees Gallas return to his former club for the first time since crossing the north London divide in one of the most controversial transfers of recent years. The 33-year-old Tottenham defender can expect a hostile reception from the home fans, many of whom will have branded him a traitor. And Gallas will be very much the enemy as far as Sagna is concerned during the lunchtime clash. "On the pitch there is a war, but off the pitch we are all friends," he said. Indeed, Gallas' fellow Frenchman bears no grudge towards his former captain for joining Arsenal's arch-rivals. "I'm not angry at him because he signed for our rivals," said Sagna. "He was always very professional (here) and he always gave everything. "Football is football; I'm not furious against him. "He needed to leave to play football and that is what he loves." Gallas' temperament was questioned during his time as Arsenal captain and he was infamously stripped of the armband after attacking his team-mates. "That was his hunger because he wanted to win so much," Sagna said. "Maybe he expressed it in a bad way but it was not bad at all because he wanted us to win." He added: "He deserves a good reception because during the time he played for Arsenal he always did well." Sagna believes it is too soon to start comparing Gareth Bale with the best players in the world but has no doubt of the threat he poses. "He's doing very well at the moment but don't put pressure on him too early," Sagna said. "At the moment, he's one of the most dangerous wingers." Jermain Defoe returns to the Tottenham squad. The England striker could be involved in the Barclays Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium after recovering from ankle surgery almost a month ahead of schedule. Aaron Lennon looks to have overcome a hamstring injury but Niko Kranjcar is doubtful with a calf problem and could join Robbie Keane (ankle), Giovani dos Santos (groin) and long-term absentees Tom Huddlestone (ankle), captain Ledley King (groin), Michael Dawson (ligament damage), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) on the sidelines.

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Sebastien Squillaci
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Gael Clichy
  • Alex Song
  • Neves Denilson
  • Samir Nasri
  • Francesc Fabregas
  • Andrey Arshavin
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • SUBS
  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Robin van Persie
  • Theo Walcott
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Johan Djourou
  • Emmanuel Eboue

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Match Report

Spurs mount famous recovery Arsenal blew the chance to go top of the Barclays Premier League as Tottenham fought back from 2-0 down to record a remarkable first victory at Emirates Stadium with a 3-2 win. Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh had put the Gunners in complete control as they looked set to leapfrog Chelsea, who play Birmingham later this afternoon. However, Spurs - who had just one Premier League away victory over their old rivals, in May 1993 - regrouped for the second half following the introduction of fit-again England striker Jermain Defoe. Gareth Bale pulled a goal back on 50 minutes, before an inexplicable handball from captain Cesc Fabregas from a free-kick gave away a penalty, which Rafael van der Vaart converted. Arsenal were then condemned to successive home league defeats for the first time in 13 years when Younes Kaboul headed in a dramatic late winner. There had been plenty of pre-match hype, and Arsenal midfielder Nasri kept his pre-match vow not to shake hands with William Gallas, his former team-mate for both club and country, handed the captain's armband this afternoon. The pair then clashed within the opening few moments when Nasri raced clear, only to be halted by a fine saving tackle from the former Gunners defender, roundly jeered by the home support. It was a positive start for Arsenal, with Fabregas getting into the right side of the Spurs penalty area, but opted to shoot across goal rather than pull the ball back for Nasri. Gomes flapped at a cross, before the Brazilian then hit the self-destruct button on nine minutes. Fabregas' chip split the Tottenham defence, but Nasri's touch into the penalty area was just too heavy, which should have allowed Gomes to come off his line to collect. However, the Spurs keeper hesitated and failed to gather the ball on the penalty spot, which then bobbled wide. Nasri was alert to tuck his shot back from the tightest of angles between Benoit Assou-Ekotto and the far post. Spurs were visibly stunned and for a while were in danger of being over-run. Gallas, though, charged forwards right up to the edge of the Arsenal box, but his progress was halted by Alex Song. At the other end, Fabregas played his way into the right side of the Spurs penalty area, only to then drag a low shot wide. Arsenal finally went 2-0 ahead on 27 minutes. A swift counter-attack saw Fabregas feed Andrey Arshavin on the left, and his low centre was turned in by Chamakh, his ninth of the season. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp made a change at the start of the second half when he introduced Defoe for a first start since he played for England against Switzerland during early September. It proved an inspired tactic as Spurs pulled a goal back five minutes after the restart. Assou-Ekotto launched a long pass up field, which Defoe nodded down to van der Vaart and the Dutchman then tapped to the on-rushing Bale, who coolly slotted the ball into the bottom left corner. From a position of such dominance, Arsenal were now the ones in danger of losing shape, as Modric fired just over from 20 yards. As the hour mark passed, there was a break when Gallas bundled over Chamakh to concede a free-kick 30-yards out, which Nasri fired into the wall. Song then barged Modric to give away a dangerous piece in a similar position for Spurs. As van der Vaart struck the free-kick, Fabregas and Chamakh, on the end of the wall, both lifted their arms, leaving referee Phil Dowd with little option but to point to the spot. Van der Vaart sent Fabianski the wrong way to equalise - sparking wild celebrations from the travelling support behind the goal and earning the Spurs man a caution. Wenger immediately responded by sending on Robin van Persie, for Chamakh, on 68 minutes. Arsenal had the ball in the net after a free-kick, but both Fabregas and Sebastien Squillaci were offside. Spurs sent on Peter Crouch, replacing Roman Pavlyuchenko, before with 15 minutes left, Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky came on for Arshavin and Nasri. Gomes redeemed himself with a fine one-handed save to deny Fabregas, with Laurent Koscielny heading over after the corner was not cleared. Spurs, though, turned the game on its head with five minutes to go when Koscielny fouled Bale on the near touchline. Van der Vaart floated the free-kick into the penalty area, where Kaboul got between his markers to guide the ball into the far corner. There were five minutes of stoppage time, during which Arsenal pressed, but Spurs were not to be denied a famous win. endM

Form Guide

    WWWLWW
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • WDLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 14/04/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 31/10/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 08/02/2009
  • Arsenal
  • 4 - 4
  • Tottenham
  • 29/10/2008
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 22/12/2007
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 15/09/2007

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • M Chamakh 5
  • T Walcott 4
  • S Nasri 3
  • A Song 3
  • F Fabregas 2
  • A Arshavin 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • V Diaby 1
  • N Bendtner 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • CG Vela 1

Tottenham

  • R Van der Vaart 4
  • R Pavlyuchenko 4
  • G Bale 4
  • A Hutton 2
  • P Crouch 1
  • T Huddlestone 1
  • L Modric 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 18
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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