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Last Updated: Saturday December 22 2007 16:57 GMT

Arsenal steal late derby victory

Arsenal celebrate their opening goal

A late goal from Nicklas Bendtner earned Arsenal a 2-1 win in the north London derby against Tottenham.

Bendtner had only been on pitch for a few seconds after coming on as a sub, but was left unmarked in the area by the Tottenham defenders.

He was left alone as Cesc Fabregas played in a corner, and Bendtner was able to head the ball into the net.

Moments earlier Robbie Keane missed a penalty for Spurs, after his side had fought back from a goal down.

Emmanuel Adebayor had put the Gunners in front just after half-time, before Dimitar Berbatov netted an equaliser.

Later in the day, Liverpool were also winners after a 4-1 victory at home to Portsmouth.

Other Premier League scores
Middlesbrough celebrate their goal
Middlesbrough 1-2 West Ham
Bolton 3-0 Birmingham
Reading 2-1 Sunderland
Aston Villa 1-1 Man City
Yossi Benayoun, an own goal and Fernando Torres - with two goals - all scored for the Reds, while Benjani grabbed Portsmouth's goal with a fine finish.

One of the biggest games of the day was at the bottom of the table, where managerless Fulham saved a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Wigan.

Clint Dempsey scored the goal that earned Fulham their draw, after Marcus Bent netted an opener for Wigan.



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