We take a look at some of the best North London derby goals from the Premier League era. Watch Arsenal v Tottenham on Saturday from 11.30am, on Sky Sports Premier League.
Saturday sees the latest instalment of the north London rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham – live on Sky Sports Premier League.
It is always a massive fixture when these two teams meet and they have produced some thrilling encounters over the years, including some classic Premier League goals.
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November 18, 2017, 12:30pm
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Here, we count down six of the best….
In 1996, Tottenham arrived at Highbury with hope of troubling the out of form Gunners, who had won just one of their previous six matches. That looked on the cards when Andy Sinton cancelled out Ian Wright’s opener with a long-range effort just before the hour mark.
Even with two minutes left Spurs looked set to leave with a point until Tony Adams slammed Arsenal into the lead – but there was more to come from the hosts, and Bergkamp in particular.
Wright swung a high ball towards the Dutchman at the back post. To a mere mortal the cross was one that seemed difficult to fashion a chance from. But Bergkamp sublimely killed the ball out of the air, which sent Tottenham defender Stephen Carr into the stands, and his touch set himself perfectly for an effort on goal. Unsurprisingly, he didn’t waste his opportunity.
This is a goal that is now immortalised as a statue outside the Emirates in the form of Henry’s epic knee-slide celebration after opening the scoring against Spurs in 2002.
Henry had scored only once in his previous seven games and questions were being raised about his inclusion in the line-up, however, it took just 13 minutes for Henry to silence the doubters.
Grabbing possession inside his own half, he set sail for Tottenham territory, sweeping past their midfield, which included Jamie Redknapp, at a ferocious pace. After sprinting nearly the length of the pitch, he moved the ball quickly away from Carr before firing a low effort into net past goalkeeper Kasey Keller.
Adebayor scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat Spurs and go top of the Premier League in this meeting at White Hart Lane in 2007.
Gareth Bale curled Spurs in front but Arsenal equalised when Adebayor nodded in before Cesc Fabregas’ drive put them ahead and Adebayor volleyed a third – a goal which many will fondly remember.
Receiving the ball with his back to goal, Adebayor flicked the ball up before twisting his body around and hammered home a crackerjack of a volley into the top corner.
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This was the moment that Rose became a bit of a cult hero at Tottenham. On his first-team debut, Rose, who was only 19-years-old, scored a left-foot volley that most can only dream about scoring in front of the watching world.
When Manuel Almunia’s punch dropped from the sky at Rose’s feet 30 yards out, few would have foreseen what was about to transpire. There seemed no danger for the Arsenal back-line to worry about, until the full-backed decided to take the volley on. He caught it sweeter than sweet and the ball flew like a rocket back into the top corner. White Hart Lane exploded with noise.
Opposing manager Arsene Wenger simply described it as “a goal in a million”.
Due to the jaw-dropping finish to this fixture in 2008, which ended 4-4 thanks to a last-minute leveller from Aaron Lennon, some may have forgotten the goal that kick-started this legendary Premier League clash.
Tottenham went ahead inside 13 minutes from the right boot of Bentley, the former Arsenal youth team player, who was back to haunt his former club with a moment of pure footballing theatre from 45 yards out.
Bringing a Tom Huddlestone header under control, he teed himself up for a stunning volley that caught Alumina off his line. The goalkeeper scrambled back to get a hand on it, but the swerve and venom of the strike was just too hot to handle.
Tottenham needed to beat Arsenal to keep the pressure on Leicester at the top of the Premier League – the Gunners may have left with a 2-2 draw but it was Kane that stole the show with an outstanding individual goal.
Spurs initially fell behind but equalised through Toby Alderweireld before Kane took centre stage.
Picking up the ball by the corner flag after a clever flick by Dele Alli, the England striker drove towards the corner of the box and attempted to curl an outrageous effort into the top corner, which he achieved in sensational fashion.
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