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  • Date:02 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,274
  • Van der Vaart (39) Walker (72)
  • Ramsey (50)
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95:07 +5.07

Inswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

94:28 +4.28

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta.

91:45 +1.45

Gareth Bale takes a outswinging corner.

91:24 +1.24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yossi Benayoun on Luka Modric. Luka Modric takes the free kick.

89:42

Scott Parker goes off and Vedran Corluka comes on.

89:04

Shot by Luka Modric from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

88:10

The referee blows for offside. Andrey Arshavin takes the free kick.

87:26

Effort from the edge of the area by Jermain Defoe goes wide of the left-hand upright.

86:13

Raniere Sandro concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Andrey Arshavin takes the direct free kick.

85:57

Centre by Gareth Bale, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

83:57

Emmanuel Adebayor goes off and Jake Livermore comes on.

83:11

Outswinging corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line, Raniere Sandro produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

82:49

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

81:32

Carl Jenkinson produces a cross, Brad Friedel makes a save.

80:58

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Song. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

80:33

Centre by Kieran Gibbs, save made by Brad Friedel.

79:58

Yossi Benayoun takes a shot. Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in.

76:24

Corner taken by Robin van Persie, (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Andrey Arshavin coming on for Yao Gervinho. Close range header by Alex Song goes wide of the left-hand upright.

75:54

Younes Kaboul gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yao Gervinho. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

75:30

Effort from deep inside the area by Gareth Bale misses to the right of the goal.

74:42

Carl Jenkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Raniere Sandro. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

74:14

Scott Parker concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick. Scott Parker is booked.

72:17

Goal scored by Kyle Walker to to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Luka Modric.

71:05

Yossi Benayoun comes on in place of Theo Walcott.

67:27

Carl Jenkinson replaces Bacary Sagna.

67:04

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Kyle Walker takes the direct free kick.

66:49

Centre by Robin van Persie, clearance by Kyle Walker.

64:27

Outswinging corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line, Foul by Jermain Defoe on Kieran Gibbs, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

64:01

Corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post, Aaron Ramsey makes a clearance.

62:28

Raniere Sandro is brought on as a substitute for Rafael Van der Vaart.

62:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Kieran Gibbs. Free kick crossed by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance made by Francis Coquelin.

61:13

Theo Walcott delivers the ball.

57:46

Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Strike comes in from Luka Modric from the free kick.

57:11

Inswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

57:02

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

56:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron Ramsey. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

55:58

Aaron Ramsey produces a cross, Benoit Assou-Ekotto makes a clearance.

53:55

The official flags Emmanuel Adebayor offside. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

53:40

The ball is sent over by Aaron Ramsey, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

52:30

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

50:44

A goal is scored by Aaron Ramsey from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal.Alex Song provided the assist for the goal.

50:19

Yao Gervinho crosses the ball, clearance by Gareth Bale.

50:08

Short corner worked by Yao Gervinho.

48:34

Effort on goal by Gareth Bale from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

47:52

Rafael Van der Vaart decides to take the corner short.

46:58

Outswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, clearance made by Alex Song.

46:18

Handball by Jermain Defoe. Kieran Gibbs takes the free kick.

44:50

Jermain Defoe is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

44:09

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

43:28

Emmanuel Adebayor challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

42:21

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

41:41

Gareth Bale produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

41:21

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

39:26

Rafael Van der Vaart finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Emmanuel Adebayor.

38:11

Alex Song concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Adebayor. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

33:40

Shot on goal by Theo Walcott from just inside the area goes over the target.

31:19

Jermain Defoe fouled by Per Mertesacker, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Per Mertesacker a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Rafael Van der Vaart produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

30:06

Outswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

29:59

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, blocked by Bacary Sagna.

29:28

The ball is crossed by Jermain Defoe.

28:34

Effort from inside the area by Yao Gervinho misses to the left of the goal.

27:31

The ball is swung over by Jermain Defoe, Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

26:17

Foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Kieran Gibbs, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny. Booking for Rafael Van der Vaart for unsporting behaviour.

26:00

Centre by Gareth Bale, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

25:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Ledley King.

23:12

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

23:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rafael Van der Vaart. Indirect free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.

21:21

Younes Kaboul gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robin van Persie. Mikel Arteta shoots direct from the free kick.

18:32

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Rafael Van der Vaart clears the bar.

15:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta, clearance by Younes Kaboul. Mikel Arteta takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie.

15:09

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Blocked by Younes Kaboul.

13:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Free kick taken by Alex Song.

10:28

Headed effort from inside the box by Robin van Persie misses to the right of the target.

9:40

Scott Parker concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

7:46

Centre by Theo Walcott.

6:50

Kieran Gibbs fouled by Scott Parker, the ref awards a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

6:20

Scott Parker takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

5:49

Bacary Sagna sends in a cross, save made by Brad Friedel.

3:51

Emmanuel Adebayor fouled by Alex Song, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart.

3:04

Header from deep inside the area by Jermain Defoe goes over the bar.

2:28

Rafael Van der Vaart takes the inswinging corner, Robin van Persie makes a clearance.

0:56

Luka Modric is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Wenger tracked Modric progress Arsene Wenger knew all about the talents of Luka Modric before Tottenham signed the Croatian midfielder. The Gunners boss takes his Arsenal team to Tottenham on Sunday for a north London derby which doubles up as a celebration of his 15th anniversary in charge. If Arsenal are to come away with anything they will need to contain the play-making talents of the man Tottenham refused to sell to Chelsea in the summer transfer window. Chelsea were not the first club to take an interest in Modric, though, with Wenger having previously checked him out. Wenger said: "We knew Modric before Tottenham knew him. We played against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League and he played in the same team as Eduardo against us. "At the time we had (Cesc) Fabregas, not a bad player. But we were interested in Modric. He is very mobile. I'm not surprised how well Modric has done, I knew he would do well." Arsenal winger Theo Walcott looks set to return on Sunday following a knee injury along with Gervinho (hamstring) but central defender Laurent Koscielny is out and Alex Song is likely to feature. It could be a defining match in Arsenal's season as they attempt to recover from a wretched start. Yet Wenger, whose last major trophy was lifting the FA Cup in 2005, insists he has lost none of his ambition and believes he still has the drive to make Arsenal the best club in the world. Wenger said: "I miss winning titles. Very much. You only have one way, to fight and win again. "I feel part of what is very important for us is to transform the club into a top-level club, into a club that has a fantastic future potential with values that we think are very important in the game. "The style of play, the way we behave to develop young players, to give a chance to people who deserve it in life. "That for me is very important in the history of the club. The vision is to make this club the best club in the world, it is as simple as that." Wenger urged the Arsenal fans not to abuse Emmanuel Adebayor, the former Arsenal striker who is on loan at White Hart Lane from Manchester City. "You want people to support the team in a positive way," Wenger said. "A football game is a fantastic day that everyone has to enjoy and with a positive atmosphere it is even more fantastic so let our fans get behind our team and forget about the rest." Striker Jermain Defoe is confident Tottenham will continue their recent good form in the eagerly-anticipated encounter. Tottenham's current three-match winning streak means they are favourites for the clash at White Hart Lane, which will be Defoe's 15th appearance in a north London derby. The England hitman's partnership with Adebayor has been key to Spurs` upturn in form, with the pair finding the net seven times since the latter signed on a season-long deal. "It's the big one, a massive game," Defoe said. "Games like these are the ones you want to play in. "I will definitely be ready for it. I'm sure the fans can't wait and we can't either. "With the way that we are playing, we are confident." Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who made 10 changes to his team for the Europa League win over Shamrock Rovers in midweek, will give Aaron Lennon a fitness test after he had to come off with a groin problem. William Gallas (calf), Michael Dawson (Achilles) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are out but Steven Pienaar is available to play his first game of the season after overcoming a groin injury. Having spent all his career at Tottenham, no-one in Redknapp's squad knows more about north London derbies than club captain Ledley King. After years of being underdogs in the contests, Spurs have enjoyed relative success in the fixture in recent years, losing just two north London derbies since Redknapp took over - one of which was in the Carling Cup. King thinks that the vast experience within the Tottenham squad means they will be able to cope better with the raucous atmosphere. "They're always massive games against Arsenal," King said. "There won't be too many lads who haven't experienced the derby before, maybe just Scotty Parker at the moment. "He is an experienced player though and he'll know what it's all about. "The rest of us know it's a great game to be involved in. "When you drive up to the ground it's a completely different feeling and when you get out playing the atmosphere is electric." end

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Brad Friedel
  • Kyle Walker
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Ledley King
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Scott Parker
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Dos Santos Giovani
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Vedran Corluka
  • Jake Livermore
  • Raniere Sandro

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Match Report

Crisp winner for Walker Kyle Walker wrote himself in to Tottenham folklore by scoring a 30-yard screamer to give Harry Redknapp's team a 2-1 victory in Sunday`s north London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane. Against the run of play, Tottenham took the lead through Rafael van der Vaart just before half-time, but Aaron Ramsey's tap in just after the restart made it 1-1. The game seemed destined for a draw until the ball fell to Walker 17 minutes from time and the right-back hammered a bullet of a shot that flew past Wojciech Szczesny. It was a strike that will live long in the memory of the Spurs fans and of the 21-year-old himself as it was his first for the club. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will feel hard done by given his team controlled much of the match, but Tottenham's superior finishing meant they prevailed to heap further pressure on the Frenchman, who has now suffered four league defeats from seven matches. By contrast, Redknapp's team have won four straight games and are well and truly back on track for their Champions League assault after a wobbly start. Just two days after celebrating his 15th anniversary in charge, Wenger, on the other hand, must now attempt to pick his team's spirits up and convince the doubters that his team are not in free fall. The game was more than a battle for supremacy between the two north London giants. The contest had many subplots - chief among them Emmanuel Adebayor's first game for Spurs against his former employers. Gunners fans have never hid their dislike of the Togo marksman after his controversial celebration against them two years ago, and they greeted his every touch with huge boos early on. The man himself looked pumped up for the contest. Tightly marked by Song, he galloped down the right flank early on but his cross was cut out before anyone could tap in. Spurs should have gone ahead in the seventh minute when Song's misplaced pass allowed Van der Vaart to play Scott Parker in but he drove straight at Szczesny. Arsenal then went on to dominate for the next half hour but failed to make the pressure count. Comfortable in possession, it looked only a matter of time before they scored. But Van Persie could only flick a header wide, Walcott's deflected shot crept past the post and Ramsey's header was hooked off the line by Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Spurs survived the onslaught. The home fans became anxious at their team's failure to get a grip of the game and the frustration among the players came to the fore just before the half hour when Van der Vaart was booked for a late tackle on Kieran Gibbs. The Gunners' best chance of the first half came soon after when Gervinho, in yards of space inside the box, side-footed wide from Van Persie's cross. The chance appeared to wake Tottenham. The hosts broke the deadlock in the 40th minute when Van der Vaart chested down Adebayor's cross-field ball and volleyed past Szczesny. The Dutchman ran across to celebrate in front of the jubilant Spurs fans while Arsene Wenger remonstrated with the fourth official, claiming Van der Vaart had used his arm to control the ball. Buoyed by the opener, Bale tried two audacious attempts that flew just over. Their joy was to be shortlived, however, as Song, given too much space by Van der Vaart, ventured in to the box from the byline and cut back for Ramsey who turned in. Adebayor was handed a golden chance for an instant reply in the 57th minute when played clean through by Bale, but Szczesny saved brilliantly. Bacary Sagna had to be replaced moments later after coming off badly in an aerial tussle with Benoit Assou-Ekotto which saw the Frenchman need to carried off on a stretcher. The game went in to a bit of a lull until Walker sprung it in to life. The ball fell to the youngster 30 yards out following Song's block on Luka Modric's shot and the full-back hammered a bullet of a shot which flew past Szczesny's out-stretched hand to make it 2-1. Bale had a chance to kill the game moments later but he shinned an effort just wide when through on goal. Arsenal's push for an equaliser left them exposed at the back but Szczesny was equal to the challenge, pulling off a world-class save to deny Defoe from close range. The game ended on a sour note as Wenger and Clive Allen argued after the final whistle, with the Spurs coach claiming the Frenchman refused to shake hands with him before going down the tunnel.

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