Ahead of the North London Derby against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, James Hicks picks his Top 10 Spurs goals scored in the fixture over the last 20 years – vote for your favourite at the end!
10. Jermaine Jenas – Arsenal 4 – 4 Spurs – 29 October 2008:
With 89 minutes on the clock and Spurs two goals down at the Emirates all hope was looking lost, Jenas won the ball back around the halfway line and then beautifully curling a left footed shot past Manuel Almunia, as everyone knows Aaron Lennon would score in injury-time after Luka Modric hit the post, Spurs somehow retrieving a point after being two goals down with one minute left and making it 4-4.
9. Gareth Bale – Spurs 1 – 3 Arsenal – 15 September 2007:
On his North London Derby debut, an 18-year-old Bale scored a superb free-kick (foreshadowing what was a later to come with his dead-ball deliveries for Spurs) again beating Almunia to his bottom right. The goal signified what was to come from Bale with future performances in a Spurs shirt scoring many key goals.
8. Jermaine Jenas – Spurs 2 – 2 Arsenal – 21 April 2007:
Jenas makes his second appearance on the list with a powerful strike against the Gunners which flew past Jens Lehmann in goal, rescuing a point for Spurs in the 95th minute of the match.
7. Kyle Walker – Spurs 2 – 1 Arsenal – 2 October 2011:
Walker scores his first goal for Spurs beating Wojciech Szczęsny in his bottom right corner after hitting a strike from 30 yards out securing all three points for Tottenham.
6. Jermain Defoe – Spurs 4 – 5 Arsenal – 13 November 2004:
A nine goal thriller at White Hart Lane, with Defoe scoring arguably the best goal of the game, skipping past two Arsenal defenders and then putting it as top right corner of the goal as you could possibly get leaving Lehmann stranded.
5. Dele Alli – Arsenal 0 – Spurs 2 – 19 December 2018:
With Spurs’s 1-0 up and in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup and on the back foot, brilliance from Alli and Harry Kane sealed the victory for Tottenham. A beautiful ball over the top from Kane was met with a perfectly timed run from Alli who controlled it and then dinked it over Petr Cech sending the Spurs away fans crazy, with their first win at the Emirates since 2010.
4. Christian Ziege – Spurs 1 – 1 Arsenal – 15 December 2002:
A stunning 35 yard free-kick from the German flew into the top right corner leaving England keeper David Seaman with absolutely no chance.
3. David Bentley – Arsenal 4 – 4 Spurs – 29 October 2008:
The second strike from this memorable night at the Emirates in 2008 is a wonder goal from Bentley, who picks it up just beyond the halfway line controls it setting himself up beautifully or a volley after spotting Almunia off his line and from 40 years manages to lob the keeper giving Spurs the lead.
2. Harry Kane – Spurs 2 – 2 Arsenal – 5 March 2016:
A superb strike from the England captain takes second spot and arguably his best goal in a Spurs shirt, definitely his best against Arsenal. The deadly duo Alli and Kane link up again with Alli chasing the ball down in the corner a backheel fooling Per Mertesacker and Kane picks up the ball wide on the left around 20 yards out. He then proceeds to use Gabirel almost as a training mannequin bending the ball around him, with the ball going in off the post beating David Ospina, White Hart Lane going crazy.
1. Danny Rose – Spurs 2 – 1 Arsenal – 14 April 2010:
Top of my list is a goal from Danny Rose on his Spurs’ debut which was a special moment and a superb strike, Arsenal fail to clear the corner and the ball falls to the debutant around 25 yards out Rose hits it first time on the volley on his left foot, with too much power behind it for Almunia to get back into position and save it.
Which goal is your favourite let us know by voting in the poll down below: