After an explosive first-half, Spurs took the lead before the break when their ‘Flying Dutchman’ expertly controlled the ball and fired beyond the Arsenal stopper as the home fans went wild. The strike will go down in history as Spurs’ 10,000th goal, however the visitors felt it should have been disallowed - as the Spurs star appeared to use his arm to control the ball.
The sense of injustice only seemed to stir the Gunners and in the second-half they attacked with more pace and purpose as they took the game to their hosts. After upping the tempo, it did not take long before Arsenal’s endeavours were rewarded and they grabbed an equaliser on 51 minutes following a neat move and finish at the near post.
There was no doubting the commitment of both sides as they gave everything to try and find a winner. But, it was Spurs who somewhat fortuitously struck a winner in the 71st minute, when their young right-back unleashed a swerving long distance strike that went through the Arsenal keeper as White Hart Lane erupted once more.
Arsenal rallied with Mikel Arteta looking to fashion an opportunity, but the Spurs backline held firm to claim another famous victory.
On a sadder note, PUMA Football star Bacary Sagna was stretchered off with a broken leg and looks set to be out for three months. Whilst ex-Gunner Cesc Fabregas recently picked up an injury in training, so we’ll be revealing more about the PowerCat v1.12 when he’s fully fit!
We hope to see Bacary and Cesc back soon!
Spurs now have the North London bragging rights until the two sides meet again on the 25th of February. Can they repeat their exploits away from home? You can join the conversation by leaving a comment below; on Facebook or by using the #PUMAFootball hashtag on Twitter.