This fixture has been entertaining football fans since 1909 and once again it didn’t disappoint. As we expected, the North London Derby was feisty and spirited, with tackles flying in everywhere. However, there was far more creativity and flair used in the two teams’ play than on past meetings.
It was Tottenham who took the lead late in the 1st half to deflate many passionate Arsenal fans who knew this was a must win game if they even wanted a chance of winning the league. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger obviously said some strong words at the break because Arsenal looked a transformed team in the second half and soon enough they grabbed an equaliser through their young Welsh international Aaron Ramsey.
As the minutes passed both sets of fans became more and more nervous and the game was looking increasingly likely to head for a draw, but there was to be one more twist in the tail as Tottenham youngster Kyle Walker smashed in a late wonder goal from 35 yards, which would be worthy of winning any game.
Overall this was a game dominated by the new young stars of both teams. The equaliser was scored by Arsenal’s budding midfielder Aaron Ramsey, while his partner in midfield, Francis Coquelin, and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny both performed well for the Gunners. The hero though was Tottenham’s new kid Kyle Walker as he scored the goal which will be forever remembered in the streets of North London. With all these talented youths so rapidly improving the future looks bright for the domestic game.