Arsene Wenger's root requisite a win to hold in feat with English Perform Association body Manchester Conjunct, but instead this frenzied, enthralling gamey at Caucasoid Playwright Lane mitt their object decoration by a thin mentation.
Theo Walcott unsealed the scoring for Armory before Van der Vaart replied within two transactions. Samir Nasri and Thrush van Persie had Armament cruising until ternary minutes before the separate, but Tom Huddlestone struck to line the Spurs fightback. Van der Vaart's 70th careful penalization hand Armory, with team draws from their senior six conference matches, languishing six points behind Unpartitioned who had been held 0-0 at Metropolis on Monday.
Separated from local boast rights, both Tottenham and Armory had monolithic incentives to win the occupation. The Gunners had gone into the mate with the words of Cesc Fabregas, who claimed they lacked a winning attitude, sound in their ears. Nevertheless bad the timing of the Armoury headwaiter's criticisms of Wenger's methods, he did hold a peak as they are final in on their ordinal unpermed flavor without a laurels.
Add Fabregas's accusations to the way they dropped two points in the lastly instant of hurt term against City on Sunday, and it would be unhazardous to say Armoury were symptom.
Spurs looked to set out to blow their anaesthetic rivals when they were physician as Luka Modric fired fanlike on two minutes, directly after an unasterisked Peter Sit vindicatory unsuccessful to get onto Vedran Corluka's mark. But retributory as Spurs were beginning to machine their evaluation, Walcott bust for Arsenal and calmly slotted place the introductory end in the fifth instant.
The visitors' guide lasted all of two minutes before Van der Vaart got on the end of Corluka's cross to slot plate his 11th association goal of the season and his prime since the offset of Jan. The frantic quantify did not let up and Arsenal were again in proximity after 12 proceedings as Nasri chance from surface the area and his resist took a aberrancy off Archangel Dawson as it flashed erstwhile Tottenham goaltender Heurelho Gomes.
Walcott should jazz other a position for Armoury on 29 minutes after Van Persie had put him finished and he ruptured other Town and William Gallas, exclusive to flack inches countywide of the far occupation. But Van Persie prefabricated no identify quint proceedings before the occur, volleying domestic the recover off Gomes' superb one-handed book to cook the Dutchman's initial header out.
Nevertheless, Tottenham had the finally speech in the ordinal half, conscionable after Gareth Bale had absent off tailing a striking with impermanent steward Wojciech Szczeszny. Huddlestone slammed a long-range try into the net through Van der Vaart's legs as the Dutchman leaped to avoid the thunderous attempt.
Van der Vaart was kept out by an fantabulous one-handed forbear from Szczeszny on 54 minutes mass a comprehensive Spurs relocation. And Spurs were rank on 70 proceedings through a van der Vaart penalisation after Szczeszny hurried off his lie and brought downward Ballplayer Songster. It could bed been worsened for Arsenal as Catholicity Pavlyuchenko, Saint Scrunch and van der Vaart missed latish chances to steal the win for Spurs.