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Tottenham   2 - 1   Arsenal

Tottenham's Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Danny Rose and Tom Huddlestone celebrate
Rose opened the scoring with a spectacular volley on his Premier League debut

By Marc Vesty

Tottenham all but ended Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League with a win which boosted their own chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

Spurs' Premier League debutant Danny Rose hit a thunderous 30-yard volley past Manuel Almunia after 10 minutes.

Gareth Bale tapped in Spurs' second from six yards after Jermain Defoe's pass, only a minute after half-time.

Heurelho Gomes made three stunning saves to keep out Arsenal before Nicklas Bendtner pulled a goal back.

But it was not enough to prevent Tottenham recording their first league win over their arch rivals since November 1999 - a run of 20 games.

Both Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Spurs manager Harry Redknapp admitted prior to the match that anything other than victory would end their hopes of achieving their respective targets this season.

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For the Gunners that aim was winning the Premier League title, which now appears an unlikely outcome given that league leaders Chelsea are six points clear of Arsenal with four games to play.

For Spurs, however, fourth place in the Premier League and qualification for the Champions League remains a realistic aim with Redknapp's side one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Both sides went into the north London derby viewing it as the perfect opportunity to put elimination from knockout competitions behind them.

Spurs had suffered a 2-0 defeat by Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday, while Arsenal's last game was a 4-1 loss to Barcelona at the Nou Camp which ended their Champions League campaign.

But it was Tottenham, without the benefit of an eight-day break, who played with more desire.

Redknapp sprung a surprise in his starting line-up, throwing Rose into the fray - and that decision was to reap dividends after 10 minutes.

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Almunia punched away a corner but 30-yards out Rose was lurking and the 19-year-old unleashed an instinctive left-foot volley beyond the Arsenal keeper for one of the goals of the season.

Tottenham have only conceded 10 league goals at home this season, fewer than any other club in the division.

And Arsenal, unbeaten in their last eight league games, found the home side's back line tough to break down, struggling to create clear-cut opportunities despite dominating possession.

It was Spurs who started to ask questions of Arsenal's unconvincing defence, by now weakened after Thomas Vermaelen limped off with a calf injury to be replaced by Mikael Silvestre.

Almunia thwarted Luka Modric bravely before Defoe's snap-shot slammed into the body of the Spanish goalkeeper as Spurs pressed for a second goal.

And only one minute into the second half Spurs stunned Wenger's title-chasing side.

Defoe rode two challenges before splitting the Gunners' defence with a diagonal ball to the edge of the six-yard box where Bale, being played onside by Bacary Sagna, stroked the ball home with ease.

Shell-shocked Arsenal eventually regained their composure and tried to pick a hole in the Spurs back line but clear-cut opportunities were in short supply.

With the Spurs centre-back pairing of Ledley King and Michael Dawson proving almost impossible to break down, Wenger threw on Robin van Persie for his first game since rupturing ankle ligaments five months ago.

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And the Dutchman made an impressive impact, forcing a stunning save from Gomes as the Gunners manically searched for a goal.

Van Persie took the ball on his chest on the penalty spot and swivelled quickly to crash a volley towards goal but Gomes instinctively palmed the effort over the bar.

And the Brazilian denied Van Persie for the second time in two minutes when he got his outstretched hand to the striker's vicious curling free-kick to turn it around the post.

The keeper completed a hat-trick of superb saves when he tipped Sol Campbell's header on to the crossbar.

However, tired legs which had defended manfully for Spurs finally faltered as Arsenal pulled back a goal to set up a tense finale.

Theo Walcott's low cross was met by Bendtner, who stabbed home from three yards.

But despite unrelenting Arsenal pressure in the four minutes of added time at White Hart Lane, Spurs held out for an impressive victory.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Rose 10
  • Bale 47
  • Bendtner 85

Tottenham

Substitutes

Arsenal

Substitutes

Ref: ClattenburgAtt: 36,041
TOTTENHAM
ARSENAL

Possession

  • Tottenham 37%
  • Arsenal 63%

Attempts on target

  • Tottenham 10
  • Arsenal 11

Attempts off target

  • Tottenham 3
  • Arsenal 8

Corners

  • Tottenham 4
  • Arsenal 6

Fouls

  • Tottenham 13
  • Arsenal 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:21 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:46 Outswinging corner taken by David Bentley from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+3:31 David Bentley produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Mikael Silvestre gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:40 Gael Clichy produces a cross, clearance by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 87:29 Substitution Peter Crouch replaces Roman Pavlyuchenko.
  • 87:13 Effort from 25 yards by Robin van Persie. Heurelho Gomes makes a fantastic save.
  • 85:47 Luka Modric fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
  • 84:33 A cross is delivered by Theo Walcott,
  • 84:30 Assist by Theo Walcott.
  • 84:30 GOAL - Nicklas BendtnerTottenham 2 - 1 Arsenal Nicklas Bendtner finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal.
  • 84:15 Sol Campbell fouled by David Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Sol Campbell takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:34 Corner taken by Samir Nasri, Sol Campbell takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 82:42 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robin van Persie, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 82:42 Booking Booking for Michael Dawson.
  • 82:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Vassiriki Diaby.
  • 81:46 Robin van Persie takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 81:34 Samir Nasri produces a cross, Heurelho Gomes makes a brilliant save.
  • 81:02 Robin van Persie produces a cross, Tomas Rosicky has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Michael Dawson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 80:23 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Younes Kaboul.
  • 80:06 Volleyed left-footed shot by Robin van Persie. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 77:29 Foul by Sol Campbell on Roman Pavlyuchenko, free kick awarded. Luka Modric takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:11 Tomas Rosicky has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 74:59 The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Gael Clichy makes a clearance.
  • 69:32 Theo Walcott takes a shot. Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in.
  • 69:16 Theo Walcott produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in.
  • 68:37 Nicklas Bendtner delivers the ball, clearance made by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 68:22 Younes Kaboul sends in a cross, clearance by Sol Campbell.
  • 66:59 Substitution Neves Denilson goes off and Robin van Persie comes on.
  • 66:59 Substitution Jermain Defoe leaves the field to be replaced by Eidur Gudjohnsen.
  • 65:33 Effort from the edge of the box by Nicklas Bendtner goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 64:45 The ball is swung over by Gael Clichy, David Bentley makes a clearance.
  • 64:39 A cross is delivered by Emmanuel Eboue.
  • 64:03 Gael Clichy delivers the ball, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 63:09 Theo Walcott produces a cross, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 63:00 Centre by Theo Walcott, clearance made by Ledley King.
  • 62:12 Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Sol Campbell.
  • 61:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky by Tom Huddlestone. Samir Nasri takes the free kick.
  • 59:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Pavlyuchenko on Emmanuel Eboue. Direct free kick taken by Samir Nasri.
  • 55:01 Jermain Defoe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Eboue. Emmanuel Eboue takes the free kick.
  • 54:08 Roman Pavlyuchenko produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Sol Campbell gets a block in.
  • 53:52 A cross is delivered by David Bentley, clearance by Mikael Silvestre.
  • 52:51 Emmanuel Eboue has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 52:44 A cross is delivered by Theo Walcott, clearance by David Bentley.
  • 51:50 Substitution Theo Walcott replaces Bacary Sagna.
  • 51:34 Gareth Bale produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 51:23 Shot by Roman Pavlyuchenko. Blocked by Sol Campbell.
  • 51:02 Shot from 25 yards by David Bentley. Blocked by Gael Clichy.
  • 50:18 Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mikael Silvestre.
  • 48:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Eboue by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Emmanuel Eboue takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:34 Corner taken by David Bentley from the left by-line, Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • Correction - 47:21 Shot from just outside the area by Jermain Defoe misses to the left of the target. Sol Campbell gets a block in.
  • 47:21 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Sol Campbell gets a block in.
  • 46:11 Assist on the goal came from Jermain Defoe.
  • 46:11 GOAL - Gareth BaleTottenham 2 - 0 Arsenal Gareth Bale grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution David Bentley replaces Danny Rose.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:14 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+2:25 Danny Rose is ruled offside. Gael Clichy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:00+1:45 Bacary Sagna challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:27 The ball is sent over by Tomas Rosicky, clearance by Michael Dawson.
  • 44:53 Vassiriki Diaby is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 42:50 Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Manuel Almunia makes a comfortable save.
  • 42:00 Shot by Gael Clichy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 41:47 The ball is swung over by Tomas Rosicky, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:44 Shot by Luka Modric. Manuel Almunia makes a brilliant save.
  • 38:51 Younes Kaboul fouled by Emmanuel Eboue, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.
  • 37:26 The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 37:14 The ball is crossed by Jermain Defoe, save made by Manuel Almunia.
  • 37:06 Danny Rose produces a cross, Mikael Silvestre makes a clearance.
  • 35:47 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Samir Nasri.
  • 35:47 Booking Younes Kaboul is booked.
  • 35:41 Tomas Rosicky fouled by Younes Kaboul, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 35:22 Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 35:22 Booking Neves Denilson is given a yellow card.
  • 35:14 Neves Denilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermain Defoe.
  • 33:47 Corner taken by Samir Nasri, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 33:36 Tomas Rosicky has a drilled shot. Heurelho Gomes gets a block in.
  • 32:55 Free kick crossed right-footed by Samir Nasri.
  • 32:55 Booking Luka Modric receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 32:50 Luka Modric concedes a free kick for a foul on Bacary Sagna.
  • 30:09 Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neves Denilson takes the free kick.
  • 28:13 Bacary Sagna fouled by Gareth Bale, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.
  • 27:31 Gael Clichy challenges Tom Huddlestone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 26:28 Nicklas Bendtner produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 23:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Heurelho Gomes takes the indirect free kick.
  • 23:00 The ball is sent over by Gael Clichy, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.
  • 22:38 The ball is crossed by Bacary Sagna, Ledley King makes a clearance.
  • 22:23 Short corner worked by Tomas Rosicky.
  • 22:15 Centre by Bacary Sagna, clearance made by Michael Dawson.
  • 20:04 Vassiriki Diaby challenges Tom Huddlestone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
  • 19:17 Substitution Mikael Silvestre replaces Thomas Vermaelen.
  • 14:54 Effort from the edge of the box by Tomas Rosicky goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 14:06 Foul by Jermain Defoe on Neves Denilson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sol Campbell.
  • 12:36 Foul by Neves Denilson on Luka Modric, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
  • 12:24 The ball is sent over by Bacary Sagna, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.
  • 11:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Pavlyuchenko on Neves Denilson. Free kick taken by Neves Denilson.
  • 10:53 The ball is swung over by Gael Clichy, Header by Nicklas Bendtner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 9:26 GOAL - Danny RoseTottenham 1 - 0 Arsenal A goal is scored by Danny Rose from 30 yards to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal.
  • 9:06 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, fantastic save by Manuel Almunia.
  • 8:44 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.
  • 8:32 Roman Pavlyuchenko has a drilled shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.
  • 8:22 Gareth Bale produces a cross, Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.
  • 5:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neves Denilson on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Tom Huddlestone takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:44 Neves Denilson fouled by Roman Pavlyuchenko, the ref awards a free kick. Vassiriki Diaby takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Neves Denilson. Luka Modric takes the free kick.
  • 1:03 Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line to the near post, Shot from 12 yards by Sol Campbell. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 0:09 Roman Pavlyuchenko concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Eboue. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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14 Apr 2010 23:59 UK


Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 34 55 77
2 Man Utd 34 50 73
3 Arsenal 34 40 71
4 Man City 33 28 62
5 Tottenham 33 27 61
6 Liverpool 34 21 56
7 Aston Villa 33 12 55
8 Everton 34 8 51
9 Birmingham 34 -8 46
10 Stoke 33 -3 43
11 Blackburn 34 -15 43
12 Fulham 33 -2 42
13 Sunderland 34 -8 38
14 Wolves 34 -23 33
15 Bolton 34 -26 32
16 Wigan 34 -34 32
17 West Ham 34 -16 31
18 Burnley 34 -36 27
19 Hull 33 -38 27
20 Portsmouth 34 -32 15

see also
Vermaelen season ended by injury
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Arsenal can forget title - Wenger
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