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  • Rose (10), Bale (47)
  • Bendtner (85)
  • Date:2010-04-14
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36041
  • Referee:Clattenburg, M

Live Commentary

90mins

Full time: SPURS 2-1 ARSENAL: It's all over! Spurs held on despite constant Arsenal pressure at the death to wrap up a famous win.

90mins

Four minutes of added time will be played - can Arsenal get the equaliser!?

89mins

Crouch comes on for Pavlyuchenko.

88mins

Gomes makes another good save from van Persie and Walcott can't force home the rebound.

86mins

SPURS 2-1 ARSENAL: Arsenal pressure final tells as BENDTNER slids in to finish off a low cross from Walcott.

86mins

Gomes makes another great save from Campbell's point blank header.

83mins

Van Persie brings the best out of Gomes with a flying save from a 25 yard free kick.

82mins

Dawson goes into the book.

80mins

Rosicky shoots low but it's deflected out for a corner to Arsenal.

77mins

A brilliant scissor-kick volley by van Persie is palmed away by Gomes.

75mins

Rosicky's shot almost goes out for a throw!

73mins

Nasri breaks for Arsenal and plays in Walcott but he can't control it and Bentley clears.

70mins

Walcott tries a shot but Assou-Ekotto blocks his effort.

68mins

Gudjohnsen's first touch should have been to give Spurs a 3-0 lead but he hit a fresh air shot when well placed.

67mins

Van Persie makes his return from injury in place of Denilson.

67mins

Defoe makes way for Gudjohnsen.

65mins

Walcott plays in Bendtner but his low shot whistles wide of the Spurs goal.

63mins

Spurs break and Defoe has a shot blocked and cleared by Silvestre.

61mins

Eboue curls a cross into the Spurs box but Bentley collects it and brings the ball away.

59mins

Nasri finds Walcott but Gomes is quick off his line to deny the Engalnd man.

56mins

Walcott races past Bentley and Assou-Ekotto but the pacy winger runs the ball out of play.

53mins

Walcott finds Eboue but his shot goes high over the Spurs goal.

51mins

Walcott comes on for Sagna.

51mins

Bentley lets fly from distance but Clichy gets in a block.

49mins

Defoe almost makes it 3-0 but Campbell manages to get the ball away for a corner to Spurs.

47mins

SPURS 2-0 ARSENAL: Great start to the second half for Spurs as Defoe plays in BALE and he slides in to double the lead.

47mins

Almunia races off his line to deny Defoe.

46mins

Rose is replaced by Bentley.

46mins

We're back under way at White Hart Lane and goal scorer Rose hasn't come out for the second half.

45mins

Half time: SPURS 1-0 ARSENAL: Rose's brilliant strike gives Spurs a narrow lead at the break. Arsenal have dominated possession though and you get the feeling there are more goals in this one.

45mins

There will be 3 minutes of added time played at the end of the first half.

44mins

Modric finds Defoe but his low shot is saved by Almunia.

43mins

Clichy gets into a great position but his shot flies into the side netting.

41mins

Modric races in on goal but is thwarted by a combination of Silvestre and Campbell and Arsenal clear the danger.

39mins

Assou-Ekotto makes a mess of a cross and the ball goes out for a goal-kick to Arsenal.

37mins

Nasri tries a near post shot but the ball sails over the Spurs goal.

35mins

Denilson is booked.

35mins

Kaboul pulls down Rosicky and is booked.

33mins

Campbell heads down for Rosicky but his shot deflects off King for a corner to Arsenal.

32mins

Modric is the first player to be booked after a late tackle on Campbell.

30mins

Arsenal are beginning to dominate possession - but are struggling to carve out any chances.

27mins

Bendtner's shot from the edge of the box drifts wide of the Spurs goal.

25mins

Modric flicks the ball on looking for Defoe but the England forward runs straight into Silvestre.

22mins

King and Kaboul are both forced into making headed clearances as Arsenal continue to press the home team.

20mins

Silvestre gets his first touch of the evening as he heads the ball clear under pressure from Defoe.

18mins

It's not going well for the Gunners as Vermaelen leaves the field to be replaced by Silvestre.

17mins

It looks like Vermaelen is injured - will we see a veteran centre back pairing of Campbell and Silvestre?

15mins

Rosicky tries his luck from the edge of the Spurs box but his effort goes harmlessly wide of the target.

13mins

Sagna sends over a decent cross as Arsenal look for a equaliser, but Dawson heads clear.

11mins

SPURS 1-0 ARSENAL: The home side take the lead through a stunning strike from ROSE. The young midfielder let fly with a 30 yard volley that gave Almunia no chance.

10mins

Rose sets up Pavlyuchenko but the striker's shot is blocked out for a corner by Vermaelen.

8mins

Eboue tries to set up Rosicky in the Spurs box but Dawson slides in to clear the danger.

6mins

Pavlyuchenko turns well in midfield but is brought down by Denilson. Free-kick to Spurs.

4mins

Bale launches a long throw into the Arsenal box but Campbell is there to head clear - to boos from home supporters!

2mins

Almost a sensational start for Arsenal as ex-Spurs favourite Campbell heads goalwards but his effort is blocked on the line by Assou-Ekotto.

1mins

Nasri tries to play in Sagna but Bale hacks the ball out for a corner.

0mins

Referee Mark Clattenburg gets the game under way.

0mins

The teams are out at a packed and loud White Hart Lane.

0mins

Arsenal can move above Manchester Utd and keep up the pressure on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League with a win in the north London derby.Spurs will be hoping for three points in their quest to finish fourth.

0mins

Tottenham: Gomes, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, King, Bale, Kaboul, Huddlestone, Modric, Rose, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe

0mins

Spurs make several changes to the team beaten by Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-final. Assou-Ekotto, King, Kaboul, Rose and Pavlyuchenko all start.

0mins

Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Campbell, Vermaelen, Clichy, Eboue, Diaby, Denilson, Rosicky, Bendtner, Nasri

0mins

Arsene Wenger makes two changes to the Arsenal side thrashed by Barcelona in the Champions League. Theo Walcott drops to the bench to be replaced by Emmanuel Eboue while Sol Campbell comes in for Mikael Silvestre at the heart of the Gunners defence.

Match Preview

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will go head-to-head at White Hart Lane as they get set to let their old rivalries recommence in north London on Wednesday evening.

Harry Redknapp's Spurs will be licking their wounds after losing to Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-final to beleaguered Portsmouth on Sunday but the high-intensity derby atmosphere may be exactly what his side need to bounce back.

However, Arsene Wenger's men will be looking for another crucial win that would keep their Premier League title-charge going into the last four games of the season.

The Gunners have a game in hand over current champions Manchester United and a win would put them into second place.

Their league form has been nothing short of exceptional recently. They have picked up seven wins and a draw from eight games to reignite their title dreams but they must really collect all three points on offer if they are to stay in touch with Chelsea at the top.

Spurs' defeat to Pompey has simply rubbed salt into their wounds following their disappointing Premier League loss at Sunderland last time out.

They succumbed 3-1 in the north east to end a fine run of five straight wins and that defeat has hindered their top-four challenge.

A further defeat would all but hand the initiative to main rivals Manchester City who hold a four-point advantage as they sit in the coveted position.

The hosts may well be buoyed by Arsenal's wretched injury list that has caused them great concern recently.

They are likely to be without Andrey Arshavin (calf), Alex Song (groin) and Robin Van Persie (ankle), although the Netherlands international is nearing a return to first-team action and has been tipped to feature on the bench in some quarters.

William Gallas (calf), Cesc Fabregas (fractured leg), Kieran Gibbs (metatarsal) and Aaron Ramsey (double leg fracture) are all out for the rest of the season.

Ledley King (thigh) and Aaron Lennon (groin) are rated as big doubts for Spurs while Carlo Cudicini (wrist), Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas (both groin) are definitely missing.

In last season's showdown, the fierce foes played out an entertaining goalless draw.

Spurs will still be wondering how they didn't manage to gather all three points following Emmanuel Eboue's red card on the half hour.

Redknapp's men dominated in large spells but couldn't find a way past Manuel Almunia in the Gunners' goal.

The result was in stark contrast to the corresponding fixture at Emirates Stadium earlier in the 2008-09 season as a fascinating meeting ended in a spectacular 4-4 stalemate.


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Match Report

Arsenal saw their title hopes virtually disappear as strikes from Danny Rose and Gareth Bale handed Tottenham a 2-1 victory, their first over their arch rivals since 1999.

Arsene Wenger's side needed to take maximum points from their final five games if they were to stand any chance of winning the league, but they look set to end another season without major silverware once again as they are six points behind leaders Chelsea with just four games to play.

In stark contrast, it was a night to remember for Spurs, who finally put to bed a dismal record which had seen them go 20 league games without a win over their north London rivals.

After losing the FA Cup semi-final against Portsmouth last Sunday, this was the perfect way for Harry Redknapp's team to bounce back.

Rose was making his first league start for Tottenham and will never forget his memorable volley which put the side in front.

Bale added a second before Nicklas Bendtner made it a nervy finish when he pulled a goal back for Arsenal, but Spurs held on to record a crucial victory.

It could have been a different story if Arsenal had opened the scoring inside the opening 60 seconds.

Sol Campbell, who received a hostile reception on his return to White Hart Lane, almost silenced the Tottenham boo-boys when his shot was cleared off the line by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Tottenham made Campbell and Arsenal pay when they opened the scoring in spectacular fashion after ten minutes.

Bale's corner was poorly punched away by Manuel Almunia straight into the path of 19-year-old Rose, who fired an unstoppable 30-yard volley past the keeper and into the roof of the net.

It was an extra special moment for the former Leeds midfielder who was celebrating his full league debut in a north London derby.

Arsenal suffered a major injury blow on 18 minutes when Thomas Vermaelen was forced to leave the field after injuring his ankle and was replaced by Mikael Silvestre.

The move clearly affected the Gunners backline and Tottenham could have added a second on 39 minutes when Luka Modric forced his way past Gael Clichy and Silvestre, but saw his shot well blocked by Almunia.

Wenger must have been hoping for an improved performance from his Arsenal side in the second half.

But it was Tottenham who got off to a dream start in the second when they added a second on 47 minutes.

Jermain Defoe raced away down the left and crossed the ball into Bale who was clearly played onside by Bacary Sagna.

The Wales international slotted the ball past Almunia for his first goal of the season and put Spurs firmly in the driving seat.

Arsenal were determined to force their way back into the game and came close to pulling a goal back on 65 minutes, when Bendtner fired a blistering right-foot shot which flew inches past the post.

Wenger brought on Robin van Persie who has been sidelined for the last five months with an ankle injury and he almost made an immediate impact on 80 minutes when his close-range shot was superbly tipped over the bar by Heurelho Gomes.

Gomes came to Tottenham's rescue once again just minutes later when he tipped Campbell's header onto the bar.

Arsenal were handed a major lifeline on 84 minutes when Theo Walcott burst clear down the right and crossed the ball in to Bendtner, who turned the ball home from close range.

But Tottenham held on and are now just one point behind Manchester City as they look to bring Champions League football to White Hart Lane next season for the first time in the club's history.

Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal

Corners

46

Fouls

1310

Goal attempts

816

Shots off target

39

Offsides

42

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