Tottenham-Arsenal is one of the biggest derbies in world football. Matches always provide entertainment for neutral spectators, although they are usually very stressful occasions for fans of both clubs.
While Spurs have often had to watch their north London rivals win titles, the scene has become more balanced in recent years with Spurs winning more regularly over Arsenal.
Here are some of Tottenham’s most iconic moments against Arsenal – ranked in order of importance.
The match at White Hart Lane ended 5-4 for the visitors, but not before Jermain Defoe stunned everyone on the field with an extraordinary goal.
The former England international got rid of several opponents before firing a perfect shot into the top corner. One of his best goals.
While this north London derby stopped at 1-1 after goals from Raphael van der Vaart and Aaron Ramsey, Kyle Walker (1:17 videoI entered the scene.
The right-back fired a long-range shot and the ball passed through the hands of Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to give Spurs the three points.
With Spurs losing 2-1 in that game in 2007, it took a moment of magic for Spurs to take a point. Jermaine Jenas turns out to be a lifesaver.
The midfielder stood outside the penalty area and hit his shot perfectly to find the opposite side netting.
How Tottenham didn’t win this match remains a mystery, but at least it gave Spurs fans another memory of Harry Kane at the north London derby.
Spurs had just leveled thanks to Toby Alderweireld after Francis Coquelin was sent off, and that curling strike from an impossible angle caused an uproar in the stands.
At the height of the UK’s coronavirus containment measures, Tottenham home fans must watch Son Heung-min and Harry Kane team up brilliantly in the 2020/21 season.
However, in that match a few fans were allowed in and South Korea gave them a memorable shot, going the distance and sending a powerful shot into the opposite corner.
Despite their success over Arsenal, Tottenham rarely achieved the historic victory they had hoped for. But in the League Cup semi-final second leg, that impressive result finally arrived.
While the score was 1-1 at the end of the first leg, Spurs went on to win 5-1 in the second leg, earning a place in the final thanks to Jermaine Jenas, a goal against his team. Niklas Bendtner, Robbie Keane, Aaron Lennon and Stead Malbranque. Then they defeated Chelsea in the final.
David Bentley is one of the few players to have played for Tottenham and Arsenal. Fortunately for Spurs fans, he kept his coolest goals for them.
For 40 meters, winger Manuel Almunia stunned with a skewed kick that only the Spaniard touched.
What better way for all fans to love him throughout his career? All you have to do is score a selection goal when you make your debut in the Premier League against your big enemies.
That’s what Danny Rose did. The young left-back scored a ball in the penalty area and deceived Wojciech Szczesny. With a beautiful magical celebration.
Tottenham don’t win much at the Emirates Stadium. While in recent years they have often finished above Arsenal, they have not been able to win away from home.
It was Younes Kabul who gave Spurs their first win at the Emirates Stadium, scoring with a header to conclude a remarkable turn after his side were 2-0 down, eventually winning 3-2.
Harry Kane remains skeptical (much less so today), but early in his career many were still trying to figure out if he was a real player. For Tottenham fans, after this match, the question has been answered.
In his first derby in north London, Kane first equalized from a corner kick, then went up to put a fine header into the opposite porthole. Then Spurs found their new champion.
Nearly a year after Gazzamania’s heyday, Paul Gascoigne became a legend in north London when he hit a free kick into the slot in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.
And finally his last goal with Tottenham, because he was injured in the final. Spurs ended up winning the competition, so he was more than instrumental in their success.
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