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  • Date:16 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,711
Goal!

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95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roberto Soldado on Thomas Vermaelen.

94mins

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

94mins

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

93mins

Nacho Monreal fouled by Younes Kaboul, the ref awards a free kick.

93mins

Olivier Giroud concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose.

93mins

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rose on Olivier Giroud.

92mins

Mathieu Flamini manages to make a clearance.

92mins

The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton.

91mins

Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.

90mins

Olivier Giroud gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Paulo Paulinho on Mikel Arteta.

89mins

Emmanuel Adebayor has an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny catches the ball.

89mins

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

88mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Laurent Koscielny.

88mins

Clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nabil Bentaleb on Santi Cazorla.

86mins

Nabil Bentaleb takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.

86mins

The ball is crossed by Andros Townsend.

86mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

86mins

Shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.

85mins

Thomas Vermaelen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

84mins

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

83mins

Centre by Danny Rose.

83mins

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

82mins

Roberto Soldado on for Christian Eriksen.

82mins

Clearance by Kieran Gibbs.

80mins

Free kick taken by Danny Rose.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Christian Eriksen by Mathieu Flamini results in a free kick.

80mins

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Per Mertesacker by Gylfi Sigurdsson results in a free kick.

78mins

Foul by Laurent Koscielny on Hugo Lloris, free kick awarded.

78mins

Per Mertesacker takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris makes a block.

78mins

Foul by Danny Rose on Olivier Giroud, free kick awarded.

77mins

Nacho Monreal replaces Lukas Podolski.

76mins

Mikel Arteta crosses the ball in from the free kick.

76mins

Jan Vertonghen is shown a yellow card.

76mins

Foul by Jan Vertonghen on Santi Cazorla, free kick awarded.

73mins

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Mikel Arteta crosses the ball in from the free kick.

72mins

Danny Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Bacary Sagna.

72mins

Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Unfair challenge on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by Nabil Bentaleb results in a free kick.

70mins

Clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

69mins

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Mathieu Flamini coming on for Tomas Rosicky.

69mins

Nacer Chadli goes off and Gylfi Sigurdsson comes on.

68mins

Raniere Sandro goes off and Joe Paulo Paulinho comes on.

67mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Christian Eriksen.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Andros Townsend.

66mins

Raniere Sandro has an effort at goal. Santi Cazorla gets a block in.

66mins

Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

64mins

The ball is crossed by Nabil Bentaleb.

64mins

Emmanuel Adebayor has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mikel Arteta.

63mins

Emmanuel Adebayor delivers the ball.

61mins

Santi Cazorla challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60mins

Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.

59mins

Centre by Emmanuel Adebayor.

59mins

Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Free kick taken by Christian Eriksen.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Laurent Koscielny on Emmanuel Adebayor.

56mins

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

55mins

Kyle Naughton delivers the ball.

51mins

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny.

49mins

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Tomas Rosicky.

48mins

Nacer Chadli takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

48mins

Centre by Kyle Naughton.

46mins

The referee gives a free kick against Andros Townsend for handball.

46mins

The referee gets the second half started.

46mins

The half-time whistle blows.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Kieran Gibbs.

45mins

Clearance made by Mikel Arteta.

43mins

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

42mins

Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Shot by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cleared the crossbar.

40mins

Nacer Chadli takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

39mins

Olivier Giroud is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

38mins

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend.

36mins

Lukas Podolski takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

35mins

Emmanuel Adebayor concedes a free kick for a foul on Bacary Sagna.

35mins

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

33mins

Nacer Chadli is booked.

32mins

Tomas Rosicky fouled by Nacer Chadli, the ref awards a free kick.

32mins

Foul by Kyle Naughton on Lukas Podolski, free kick awarded.

31mins

Andros Townsend sends in a cross.

31mins

Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Lukas Podolski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton.

28mins

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

27mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot.

26mins

Mikel Arteta manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled offside.

23mins

Corner taken by Christian Eriksen.

23mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

22mins

Bacary Sagna challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20mins

Nacer Chadli has an effort at goal. Blocked by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

19mins

The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend.

18mins

Danny Rose crosses the ball.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Kieran Gibbs results in a free kick.

15mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

15mins

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

12mins

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

11mins

Centre by Danny Rose.

9mins

Danny Rose produces a cross.

7mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick.

6mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Olivier Giroud on Jan Vertonghen.

6mins

Nabil Bentaleb takes a shot. Tomas Rosicky gets a block in.

4mins

Santi Cazorla has an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris blocks the ball.

1mins

Mikel Arteta manages to make a clearance.

1mins

The ball is crossed by Nacer Chadli.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Sherwood hoping for fiery derby Tim Sherwood wants this weekend's north London derby to be a "blood and thunder" encounter as he believes that will give Tottenham the edge. Spurs head into the match in need of a morale-boosting victory after heavy back-to-back defeats this past week at Chelsea and then at home to Benfica in the Europa League. The results likely mean another season without a trophy at White Hart Lane and leaves their top-four ambitions hanging by a thread ahead of Sunday's pivotal encounter with Arsenal. This, though, is the kind of fixture which can give Spurs a timely shot in the arm and Sherwood wants the game to be a throwback to the derby matches he used to play in. "It is a fantastic occasion - always was to play in these games," the former midfielder told Spurs TV. "It is my first time as a manager at the Lane to be standing opposite Arsene Wenger and hopefully I will get one over on them. "I don't think there is much blood and thunder these days - I want it to be more of that. "I think that gives us the edge. We are possibly more functional than they are, but if they get into their stride we know they can be very dangerous, so we need to knock them off their stride." Sherwood's first match in the dugout for a north London derby came in January, when the Gunners ran out 2-0 victors in their FA Cup third-round tie at the Emirates Stadium. That was the first defeat of his tenure and the pressure has since mounted on the man that succeeded Andre Villas-Boas in December, with talk of a summer departure intensifying as poor results begin to stack up. Sherwood is only concerned with the here and now, though, and is confident his players - whose desire he criticised after the defeat to Chelsea - will do him proud on Sunday. "We've got the best game we could have, a north London derby," he said. "We won't need any more motivation for that, will we? I am sure they will be up for it. It is probably the best game we could have. "I always thought it was a good time to be playing Arsenal, but it's ups and downs. We have to soldier on, you can't always win games and we know that. "We're in a difficult period at the moment, coming off the back of two defeats, we have to go out there and be counted and I am sure we will and the crowd will accept nothing less." Emmanuel Adebayor, Kyle Walker and Mousa Dembele are all struggling to be fit for Sunday's match, while captain Michael Dawson will be absent due to a hamstring injury. Etienne Capoue, Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches have also been sidelined, although Gylfi Sigurdsson could be involved after training on Friday. Centre-back Per Mertesacker has warned Arsenal have no more margin for error if they are to last the distance in the Barclays Premier League title race. The Gunners must pick themselves up from the disappointment of a midweek Champions League exit to Bayern Munich, despite drawing 1-1 at the Allianz Arena, for the small matter of Sunday's north London derby against Tottenham. However, by the time they kick off at White Hart Lane, Arsene Wenger's side could find themselves 10 points behind leaders Chelsea, albeit with two matches in hand. Wenger will take Arsenal to Stamford Bridge next weekend for what will be his 1,000th match in charge, before a rearranged clash with Swansea and then the visit of Manchester City on March 29. Mertesacker accepts Arsenal simply cannot afford any more slip ups like they suffered with the recent defeat at Stoke if they are to get themselves back into the hunt for a potential shot at the double, their FA Cup semi-final against Wigan at Wembley set for April 12. "These are all decisive games. There are no points to drop anymore. They are vital games and we are up for it," the German said. "I think it is up to us as to how close we can stay to the top. "We have to concentrate on ourselves and we have to stay as close as possible to the top and that is the most important thing to us. "It depends entirely on our finish; how we cope with the situation of our injured players and the situation that we have another chance in the FA Cup." Mertesacker continued on Sky Sports Weekend Warm-Up show: "We have two competitions left and if we can manage to finish like last year, with strong performances, I think we have a good chance to compete in both competitions until the end. "The hunger is there and the hunger is increasing. "We went through tough periods this season and last season, but overall we have shown great spirit and great togetherness, so let's get something out of this season that's what we have to deal with." With Mesut Ozil facing up to six weeks out because of a hamstring tear adding to the Gunners midfield injury list, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to get another chance to impress. The 20-year-old England World Cup hopeful thrived from a more central role against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night and Wenger is confident there is plenty more where that dynamic display came from. "He has the sense of positional play and he has the qualities which you want to see in the modern game, that capability to break through and he has good vision." Wenger said. "There is a lot more to come from him in many areas, but there is potential to work on. "He has interesting qualities in this position and is similar to Jack (Wilshere). "I am sure he has observed Jack as well, to take all the information from Jack to develop in a similar role." Wenger admits his upcoming personal milestone still takes some getting used to, despite being on the horizon for some time. "It is a big honour to stay such a long time in such a big club, and that, we cannot predict," said the 64-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed on September 30, 1996. "I never would envisage that (1,000 Arsenal games). "We are in a job like you go for the next game and try to do well in that next game. Then step by step, sometimes you get to 1,000."

Formation:451Manager: Tim Sherwood

Spurs

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Danny Rose
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Andros Townsend
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • SUBS
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Brad Friedel
  • Harry Kane
  • Kyle Walker
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Joe Paulo Paulinho
  • Roberto Soldado

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWWLWL
  • Spurs
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • DWLDWL

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Spurs
  • 01/09/2013
  • Spurs
  • 2 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 03/03/2013
  • Arsenal
  • 5 - 2
  • Spurs
  • 17/11/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 5 - 2
  • Spurs
  • 26/02/2012
  • Spurs
  • 2 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 02/10/2011
  • Spurs
  • 3 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 20/04/2011

Top Scorers

Spurs

  • E Adebayor 8
  • JB Paulinho 4
  • GT Sigurdsson 3
  • C Eriksen 3
  • RR Soldado 2
  • A Lennon 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • E Capoue 1
  • A Townsend 1
  • K Walker 1
  • N Chadli 1
  • RG Sandro 1
  • V Chiriches 1

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 11
  • A Ramsey 8
  • T Walcott 5
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • M Ozil 4
  • L Podolski 3
  • J Wilshere 3
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • N Bendtner 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • T Rosicky 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • M Flamini 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Goals

Spurs

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 37
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 52
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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