SUPER Spurs stun Gunners at Emirates

Tottenham Hotspur  recorded a historic win against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, after managing to overcome a two-goal deficit at half time.

Over fifteen years have Tottenham supporters been expecting this moment and their long wait has finally been rewarded after a thriller match.

Arsenal got off to a blistering start and took the lead in the 8th minute of the game, when Samir Nasri got a fabulous pass from Fabregas, ran clear and squeezed the ball low past Gomes, who clearly might feel he could have done more to stop the goal.

Tottenham’s negative record of conceiving in every Premier League match over the last 14 games has been confirmed at Emirates, but this was also due to the constant pressure from Arsenal players, who spent most of the first half on the front foot.

With Tottenham struggling to make way deep into the opponent’s half, the Gunners remained sharp in attack, especially on the counter. A bright pass from Alexandre Song sent Fabregas clear down the centre of the box, but the Spanish midfielder just lacked a finishing touch.

This was not the case three minutes later, and Arsenal turned into goal a clinical counter attack, as Marouane Chamakh managed to chip the ball in after a low cross delivered from Arshavin from the left hand side.

Was there anything to be done in this situation? The half-time break gave Harry Redknapp’s players a lot to think of and made it clear that an early goal was needed for the team to get back into the match. The second half provided a thrilling display.

Four minutes after the break, Van der Vaart got a long cross from deep and headed it to Bale, who went down the penalty box and glided a beautiful finish past Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski. It was, once again, the clinical Gareth Bale who injected fresh hope into his side and made his team believe that achieving a good result may still be possible.

The belief  turned into reality in the 65th minute of the game and Tottenham sent its fans into raptures after Van der Vaart scored the equalizer from the spot. Fabregas inexplicably decided to raise his arm head high to block Van der Vaart’s free kick and the offence was easily spotted by referee Dowd.

The hammer blow delivered by Tottenham made Arsenal throw all lines into attack, while Spurs waited to hit back deadly on the counter. After a series of changes when Peter Crouch replaced Roman Pavlyuchenko and Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky came on for Nasri and Walcott, Fabregas almost made amends for his earlier mistake with a curling effort, but Gomes was right on the spot to tip it away.

The crowds at Emirates, already impressed by the Lilywhites’ comeback, were stunned five minutes before full time when Younes Kaboul’s glancing header went past Fabianski’s reach and straight into the back of the net, to seal a historic result for Tottenham and a big day for every Spurs fan.


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