Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Arsenal

Match info: Premier League at White Hart Lane

Date: 03/03/2013 KO: 16:00 Ref: M Clattenburg Att: 36,170

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Gareth Bale 37
Aaron Lennon 39



Per Mertesacker 51

FT (ht: 2-0)


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  • The North London derby spoils go to Tottenham, whose 12-game unbeaten run in the Premier League is the best in their history. They also move back into third place, seven points clear of Arsenal as the Gunners suffer a massive blow in their top-four hopes this year. Thanks for your messages today and I'll see you all again soon.

  • FT: Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1.

  • Change right at the death for Spurs as Gallas replaces Lennon.

  • Yellow card for Walker for kicking the ball away.

  • Lloris gets a good punch to the corner and the hosts launch the ball up the pitch to kill further seconds, with Arsenal only likely to have one more chance to snatch an equaliser here!

  • Another huge chance for Arsenal, as the ball sits up Podolski on the half-volley, before Dawson's despairing dive takes the ball behind for a corner.

  • Rosicky begins another path into Spurs' half, but Livermore trips him and Mertesacker launches the ball forward, where Asso-Ekotto eventually clears for Spurs.

  • Wilshere does well, but with the pressure of Sigurdsson his ball into Walcott is cut out by the immense Vertonghen.

  • Shocking Arsenal defending nearly sees Bale and Lennon pick up on loose balls, before six minutes of added time is announced.

  • Walcott's decent effort has Lloris scrambling, but it drifts narrowly wide of the near post and the chances are running out for Arsenal to equalise.

  • Podolski is the next to go down in some distress, taking a boot from Parker as he looked to find Cazorla, and Arsenal have a free-kick 30 yards out.

  • Dembele hobbles off, adding to the extra time somewhat, before being replaced by Livermore.

  • Dembele tackles Wilshere, which looked fairly inoccuous, but the Spurs midfielder goes down painfully and it's his left leg which is currently being tended to by Spurs' physios.

  • Ramsey and Walcott lead the line down the right, before Rosicky crosses in, with Vertonghen's clearance falling to Giroud whose woeful effort flies into the fans.

  • Bale's free-kick 40-yards out carries a punch, but safe hands from Szczesny prevents the ball spilling out for any potential rebounds.

  • The corner comes to nothing for Arsenal, but the other end Szczesny shows his composure to deny Defoe near the byline, calmly heading the ball out of play.

  • A golden chance for Arsenal this time, with Ramsey set free by Rosicky, firing across goal with a crucial deflection from Assou-Ekotto steering it out for a corner.

  • Podolski collects the ball from Walcott, but a heavy first touch in the penalty area takes it out of his control as Lloris rushes out to take control of the ball.

  • Arsenal look to take a quick free-kick as Cazorla is felled, but his ball to Giroud is cut out by Dawson, and Spurs aren't happy as the ball is brought back for the original free-kick to be taken.

  • Podolski takes to the field for Arsenal. with Arteta the man making way.


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