Saturday November 20, 2010 Day 14 Finished Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Nasri 9’
  • Chamakh 27’
  • Bale 50’
  • van der Vaart 67’ (pen.)
  • Kaboul 86’

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    Tottenham comeback stuns Arsenal

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Arsenal
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+6' IT'S ALL OVER!! TOTTENHAM HAVE WON AWAY AT ARSENAL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1993.
    • 90+5' Defoe tries to escape but Clichy wins it and here come Arsenal... ROSICKY!!! Hits a low, long-range shot but Gomes saves it!
    • 90+4' Time ticks down and Arsenal cannot build a meaningful attack...
    • 90+3' Assou-Ekotto thumps a long ball upfield and Spurs have a few seconds of respite.
    • 90+2' Bale goes towards the corner flag, and Arsenal win it back but not before Denilson fouls Bale. Stupidly, I might add.
    • 90+1' Walcott drives across goal from the right.. Gomes smothers it.
    • 90' FIVE MINUTES of stoppage time to be played.
    • 89' Walcott!! Has a chance on the right after a lovely move but blazes his shot over!
    • 88' It pinballs around the box and Assou-Ekotto clears as Wenger chucks his water on the floor like a six-year-old.
    • 88' Tottenham: Wilson Palacios replaces Rafael van der Vaart.
    • 87' Fabregas finds Van Persie in the box whose control lets him down! He looked offside but the flag stayed down.
    • 87' The Emirates Stadium has been slienced by a stunning Tottenham Hotspur comeback! Is there another twist?
    • 86' GOOOAAALLLL!!! YOUNES KABOUL FOR TOTTENHAM!!! INCREDIBLE!! Van der Vaart curls in a free-kick from the Spurs right, and Kaboul directs a flick header past Fabianski into the left corner! Amazing!
    • 85' Yellow card Laurent Koscielny for an overzealous challenge on Bale.
    • 84' Fabianski punches away Van der Vaart's free-kick as far as Hutton, who blazes his volley high over the bar.
    • 83' Bale digs out a cross, Fabianski fumbles it under pressure from Crouch and it falls to Van der Vaart, but the ball just won't drop into a shooting position and Arsenal survive!
    • 82' Gallas insists he can continue, and for the moment nobody comes on.
    • 81' Spurs are about to make a change, but Gallas is struggling and they change their mind. Now it looks like Bassong may come on instead of Palacios...
    • 80' Denilson brings down Bale in midfield. Tired challenge.
    • 79' This should be a thrilling final 10-15 minutes - it really is anybody's game.
    • 78' WHAT A MISS!! Koscielny has a free header at the left-hand post but puts it over from six yards! Criminal miss from the defender.
    • 78' FABREGAS!!! Opens his body from 20 yards and bends a shot towards the far corner, but Gomes claws it away for a corner!
    • 78' Arsenal: Walcott and Tomas Rosicky on for Arshavin and Nasri.
    • 77' Van der Vaart delivers a corner from the Spurs right... headed away at the near post.
    • 76' Arsenal want a penalty as Alex Song goes down under a Gallas challenge... rightly declined.
    • 75' Denilson fouled by Van der Vaart, who is treading a bit of a fine line.
    • 75' Theo Walcott is about to come on for Arsenal...
    • 74' Tottenham: Peter Crouch on for Roman Pavlyuchenko, as expected.
    • 73' Gomes has still not made a save in this game - Arsenal really need to work him.
    • 72' Gallas half-clears an Arshavin cross to Fabregas, who volleys just over from the edge of the box!
    • 72' Peter Crouch is getting ready to come on, presumably for Pavlyuchenko.
    • 71' Arsenal have the ball in the net but it won't count! Van Persie's free-kick was flicked on to Fabregas who headed for Squillaci to tap in, but both Fabregas and Squillaci were offside.
    • 70' Pavlychenko adjudged to have brought his man down 35 yards from the Tottenham goal. Surely just outside shooting range...
    • 69' How will Arsenal respond to that? They have chucked away a dominant position, and they pass it all the way back to Fabianski to the frustration of the crowd.
    • 68' Arsenal: Robin van Persie replaces Marouane Chamakh.
    • 68' Van der Vaart has been booked for excessive celebration.
    • 68' Great comeback from Spurs, but that was galactically idiotic from Cesc Fabregas.
    • 67' GOAL!! VAN DER VAART SCORES FROM THE PENALTY SPOT!! He sticks it coolly into the left corner, sending Fabianski the wrong way!
    • 66' PENALTY!!! Fabregas uses an arm to stop Van der Vaart's free-kick! How stupid...
    • 65' Song barges Modric over 25 yards out. Bale and Van der Vaart will both fancy a shot here.
    • 64' Nasri with a nice lopping cross from the right. Arsenal don't score too many headers, and Squillaci nods this one well over.
    • 63' Sagna crosses from the right, and Kaboul heads clear. Arsenal starting to dominate again.
    • 62' After an age, Nasri has a shot from the free-kick but hits it into the guts of the wall.
    • 61' Nasri jinks around two challenges but has to play the ball backwards. Gallas fouls Chamakh...
    • 60' More slick Arsenal passing, but Gomes claims an aimless Arshavin through ball.
    • 59' Fabregas drives forward and tries to dink it through to Chamakh.. Kaboul cuts it out.
    • 58' Fabregas gets to the left byline and tries to pull the ball back for Arshavin, but Jenas is back to break it up.
    • 57' Jenas tries a killer ball for Pavlyuchenko through the middle... Koscielny cuts it out.
    • 56' Defoe is brought down but referee Dowd plays advantage and Modric strikes a long-range shot just over!
    • 55' Arshavin pings a 30-yarder that Gallas blocks and Tottenham clear with Defoe forward down the right...
    • 54' Just a frisson of anxiety around the Emirates. Tottenham very much back in this.
    • 53' Denilson brings down Van der Vaart, who limps a bit before eventually deciding he can't be bothered to the injured.
    • 52' Hutton crosses from the Tottenham right, and Koscielny heads clear.
    • 51' What a lovely goal, but it was enabled by Jermain Defoe winning a header in midfield - Arsene Wenger won't be too happy.
    • 50' GOAL!!! SPURS ARE BACK IN IT!! GARETH BALE!! Van der Vaart chests it down and plays Bale through, and the Welshman steers a delicious finish into the left corner!
    • 49' Kaboul bundles Song over, and Nasri quickly grabs the ball... poor ball into the box.
    • 48' Kaboul is dispossessed getting well forward down the right and Arsenal break... Arshavin to Chamakh, who cannot get his return pass right!
    • 47' Fabregas flies on Jenas who dives theatrically. Free-kick.
    • 47' Lovely spell of possession from Arsenal - so frustrating to play against. They've still got it...
    • 46' Arsenal kick off the second half and Defoe is straight into the action, closing down Koscielny.
    • 46' TOTTENHAM: Jermain Defoe is on! He replaces Aaron Lennon.
    • - Icantsplel comments: "LMAO... Wtf is Ian wright wearing?" Well, it's a hat, but that really doesn't do justice to the awfulness of it all. What a shambles.
    • 45+3' That's half-time, and Arsenal are two goals to the good. Back in a few minutes.
    • 45+2' Sagna's low cross clangs into Nasri's shin and goes out for a goal-kick. A rare piece of poor control from Nasri.
    • 45+1' Tremendous through-ball from Fabregas to Chamakh, who inexplicably dawdles on the ball instead of taking a shot...
    • 45+1' Two minutes of added time to be played.
    • 45' Fabregas sends Chamakh through the left channel but Kaboul does really well to keep pace with the Moroccan and win the ball back.
    • 44' Van der Vaart fouls Denilson, and he looks less than impressed at that decision from Phil Dowd.
    • 43' Arsenal work it from left to right, and Assou-Ekotto does well again to dispossess Nasri.
    • 42' Pav has a shot from the edge of the box, and Koscielny heads behind for another corner. Better from Spurs.
    • 41' Bale releases Assou-Ekotto down the left. He does well to avoid Nasri and wins a corner.
    • 40' Arshavin to send in a free-kick from the Arsenal left... too high and Gomes makes a decent catch.
    • 39' The free-kick is wasted by Van der Vaart, who makes it easy for Song to head clear.
    • 38' Arshavin brings Bale down and the centre-backs lumber forward. A goal before half-time would really make things interesting.
    • 37' Van der Vaart tries to clip a pass into the box, but it is cut out. Nothing going for Spurs.
    • 36' Gallas does well to win a throw off Chamakh. This must be a thoroughly miserable experience for him.
    • 34' Gallas knocks it long to Pavlyuchenko at the edge of the box, who is adjudged to have fouled Koscielny.
    • 33' Fabregas attempts to release Arshavin down the left channel... it's too strong, and the Russian has strayed just offside.
    • 32' Modric has a word with the referee. One can only assume he's asking him to blow the half-time whistle.
    • 31' Van der Vaart.... shoots high and wide from 30 yards. Ironic cheers.
    • 30' Modric, who has been quiet, fires a 25-yarder straight at Fabianski.
    • 29' It's all going Arsenal's way - Koscielny manages to play a one-two off his own corner flag before launching a counter-attack.
    • 28' Bale crosses from the left and wins a throw when it is blocked... and Pavlyuchenko flicks it on to Fabianski.
    • 27' GOAL!!! CHAMAKH MAKES IT TWO!! A tremendous counter-attack culminates with Arshavin crossing low from the left and Chamakh touching it deftly past Gomes. Great goal, Spurs in big trouble.
    • 26' Arshavin goes in strongly on Hutton who stays down...
    • 25' Kaboul heads goalwards from a cross from the right but sends it wide. Squillaci did just enought to put him off.
    • 24' Kaboul crosses from the right now... it's an awkward one, but Sagna heads behind under pressure from Pavlycuchenko.
    • 23' Tottenham win a free-kick on the left that Song heads away...
    • 22' Fabregas picks it up wide on the left, and it is worked all the way to the right in typical Arsenal fashion... back inside for Fabregas who nicks it past Kaboul before dragging a shot just wide! Decent chance there.
    • 21' Lennon looks to play Hutton down the right flank, but there's too much weight on the pass, which skips out for a goal kick.
    • 20' Gallas dribbles into the final third before Alex Song bundles him off the ball to a terrific cheer from the home crowd.
    • 19' Fabregas lofts a free-kick into the Spurs box, but the offside flag is up. Just as well, because Gomes misjudged the flight of it again.
    • 19' Van der Vaart is chipping away in Phil Dowd's ear and gets a warning for dissent.
    • 18' Arshavin releases Chamakh through the right channel but the flag is up for offside. He's only a couple of nanometres off, but he's off. Good decision.
    • 17' Fabregas chips it into the box for Song, but this time Gomes's handling is safe.
    • 16' Just a slight lull in proceedings, which may come as a bit of a relief to Spurs who have been completely under the cosh early on.
    • 14' Boos for Gallas as he brings the ball out of defence... Spurs work it down the right for Pavlyuchenko but the ball goes out for a throw.
    • 13' Sagna hacks Bale, and this will be the first booking of the game. It was a late tackle from the side. Not malicious, but a clear yellow.
    • 12' By the way, to that smug reader who said anyone not predicting a 0-0 'doesn't understand football'... er, how do you like them apples?
    • 11' A tremendous noise around the Emirates, and ironic cheers for Gomes. Spurs need a response.
    • 10' Gomes feels Nasri kicked the ball out of his hands. Just looked like rubbish goalkeeping, really, though.
    • 9' GOAL!!! NASRI SCORES FOR ARSENAL!! Fabregas sends Nasri through the middle, Gomes comes out but fumbles the ball and Nasri scores from the tightest of angles!
    • 8' Gomes flaps at a cross from the Arsenal right and he's lucky to get away with that! The Gunners cannot capitalise.
    • 7' The massive-haired Assou-Ekotto is fouled close to the left touchline, while Nasri throws some water over his face, which is clearly still bothering him.
    • 6' Fabregas in acres of space on the right side of the box... Gomes dives on his low cross.
    • 6' Lovely interplay between Nasri and Sagna to release the full-back down the right... his cross is poor.
    • 5' Kaboul booms a long ball towards Bale... but it's over the winger and out for a throw.
    • 4' Van der Vaart's corner comes to Bale at the near post, who attempts an audacious back flick... Fabianski saves!
    • 3' Played long down the left for Pavlyuchenko... Squillaci puts it out for a throw... then Van der Vaart wins a corner off Sagna.
    • 2' Nasri was inadvertently clocked in the head by Gallas's arm, and he seems to be struggling with his vision.
    • 1' Nasri almost through!! And it takes a great saving tackle from none other than Gallas to deny him!
    • 1' We're under way! Tottenham kick off, playing from right to left in their 'home kit'...
    • 12:44 NASRI SNUBS GALLAS!! Classic...
    • 12:42 Will Nasri shake Gallas's hand? We'll find out in a moment!
    • 12:40 For what it's worth, I'm going for a 1-1 draw. Would love Gallas to score just for the story... His replacement Laurent Koscielny has certainly got a mistake in him.
    • 12:40 Incredible stat: Tottenhham have not won in their last 68 Premier League visits to the 'Big Four' teams. They have drawn 20 and lost 48 away matches at Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool since their 2-1 win at Anfield on August 25, 1993.
    • 12:40 The Sky studio is currently occupied by an aged David Brent and one of The Specials, a.k.a. Terry Venables and a behatted Ian Wright.
    • 12:35 dave: "you guys don't understand football, its a draw game, Ars 0-0 spurs"
    • 12:35 Barry: "gallas is going adebayor on your @#$% today goons."
    • 12:35 A couple of predictions from the comments forum: Invicta: "Spuds have their best chance to win a Premier League game at the Home of Football since 1993...... At least that was in colour, unlike the last time they won the League......."
    • 12:30 By the way, that's not a typo. It's really John Hendry, who bagged a brace on his only start for Tottenham. He went on to play briefly for Motherwell before fading into obscurity after an unsuccessful trial at Stirling.
    • 12:30 Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have met 146 times in the league. Arsenal have won 60, Tottenham Hotspur 46 and there have been 40 draws. They have met 36 times in the Premier League. Arsenal have won 14, Tottenham six and there have been 16 draws. Tottenham have not won in their last 17 Premier League visits to Arsenal, losing three of the last four, since a 3-1 victory in May 1993. John Hendry (2) and Teddy Sheringham scored the goals.
    • 12:25 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has launched a stiff defence of the club's plans to relocate to a new stadium following critics of his proposal. Full story
    • 12:20 Jack Wilshere appears on the bench, which I suppose is better than appearing in front of the bench. He was cautioned for assault yesterday.
    • 12:15 We had a chat yesterday with David Ginola, who reckons this game is crucial for Spurs' ambitions to become a top Premier League club. Ginola on North London derby
    • 12:10 BENCHES: ARSENAL: Szczesny, Rosicky, van Persie, Walcott, Wilshere, Djourou, Eboue... TOTTENHAM: Cudicini, Bentley, Palacios, Crouch, Defoe, Bassong, Corluka... Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffs)
    • 12:05 ARSENAL: Fabianski, Sagna, Koscielny, Squillaci, Clichy, Nasri, Fabregas (c), Song, Denilson, Arshavin, Chamakh... TOTTENHAM: Gomes; Hutton, Kaboul, Gallas (c), Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Jenas, Modric, Bale; Van der Vaart; Pavlyuchenko.
    • 12:05 Love it: Not only does William Gallas start for Tottenham, he's captain. Could be spicy, particularly when he meets Samir Nasri, who has said he will not shake hands with his former team-mate. Nasri: I won't shake Gallas's hand
    • 12:05 For the first time, a North London derby takes place before both sides play in the Champions League. Arsenal travel to Braga on Tuesday, while Spurs host Werder Bremen on Wednesday night.
    • 12:00 Welcome to LIVE coverage of the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium!
  • Summary

    • 90+5' Defoe tries to escape but Clichy wins it and here come Arsenal... ROSICKY!!! Hits a low, long-range shot but Gomes saves it!
    • 89' Walcott!! Has a chance on the right after a lovely move but blazes his shot over!
    • 86' GOOOAAALLLL!!! YOUNES KABOUL FOR TOTTENHAM!!! INCREDIBLE!! Van der Vaart curls in a free-kick from the Spurs right, and Kaboul directs a flick header past Fabianski into the left corner! Amazing!
    • 83' Bale digs out a cross, Fabianski fumbles it under pressure from Crouch and it falls to Van der Vaart, but the ball just won't drop into a shooting position and Arsenal survive!
    • 78' WHAT A MISS!! Koscielny has a free header at the left-hand post but puts it over from six yards! Criminal miss from the defender.
    • 78' FABREGAS!!! Opens his body from 20 yards and bends a shot towards the far corner, but Gomes claws it away for a corner!
    • 72' Gallas half-clears an Arshavin cross to Fabregas, who volleys just over from the edge of the box!
    • 71' Arsenal have the ball in the net but it won't count! Van Persie's free-kick was flicked on to Fabregas who headed for Squillaci to tap in, but both Fabregas and Squillaci were offside.
    • 67' GOAL!! VAN DER VAART SCORES FROM THE PENALTY SPOT!! He sticks it coolly into the left corner, sending Fabianski the wrong way!
    • 66' PENALTY!!! Fabregas uses an arm to stop Van der Vaart's free-kick! How stupid...
    • 56' Defoe is brought down but referee Dowd plays advantage and Modric strikes a long-range shot just over!
    • 50' GOAL!!! SPURS ARE BACK IN IT!! GARETH BALE!! Van der Vaart chests it down and plays Bale through, and the Welshman steers a delicious finish into the left corner!
    • 27' GOAL!!! CHAMAKH MAKES IT TWO!! A tremendous counter-attack culminates with Arshavin crossing low from the left and Chamakh touching it deftly past Gomes. Great goal, Spurs in big trouble.
    • 22' Fabregas picks it up wide on the left, and it is worked all the way to the right in typical Arsenal fashion... back inside for Fabregas who nicks it past Kaboul before dragging a shot just wide! Decent chance there.
    • 9' GOAL!!! NASRI SCORES FOR ARSENAL!! Fabregas sends Nasri through the middle, Gomes comes out but fumbles the ball and Nasri scores from the tightest of angles!
    • 4' Van der Vaart's corner comes to Bale at the near post, who attempts an audacious back flick... Fabianski saves!
    • 1' Nasri almost through!! And it takes a great saving tackle from none other than Gallas to deny him!
    • 12:44 NASRI SNUBS GALLAS!! Classic...
    • 12:40 Incredible stat: Tottenhham have not won in their last 68 Premier League visits to the 'Big Four' teams. They have drawn 20 and lost 48 away matches at Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool since their 2-1 win at Anfield on August 25, 1993.
    • 12:00 Welcome to LIVE coverage of the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • L. Fabianski
      • B. Sagna Yellow Card
      • S. Squillaci
      • L. Koscielny Yellow Card
      • G. Clichy
      • A. Song
      • C. Fábregas
      • Denílson Red Card
      • S. Nasri Goal Substitution Out (77′)
      • A. Arshavin Substitution Out (77′)
      • M. Chamakh Goal Substitution Out (68′)

      Subs

      • T. Rosický Substitution In77′
      • R. van Persie Substitution In68′
      • J. Djourou
      • E. Eboué
      • T. Walcott Substitution In77′
      • J. Wilshere
      • W. Szczesny
    • Starting line-up

      • Gomes
      • A. Hutton
      • W. Gallas
      • Y. Kaboul Goal
      • B. Assou-Ekotto
      • J. Jenas
      • L. Modric
      • A. Lennon Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Bale Goal
      • R. van der Vaart Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (88′)
      • R. Pavlyuchenko Substitution Out (74′)

      Subs

      • C. Cudicini
      • P. Crouch Substitution In74′
      • J. Defoe Substitution In45′
      • D. Bentley
      • S. Bassong
      • V. Corluka
      • W. Palacios Substitution In88′
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