Arsenal win the highest scoring north London derby ever
This one was certainly not a masterclass in defense. It was, however, one of the most exciting matches ever played between two bitter rivals.
Goals from Tottenham’s Noureddine Naybet and Arsenal’s Thierry Henry sent this one to the break all level.
The second half was a completely different story with seven goals coming within a 35 minute period.
Lauren scored from the spot in the 55th minute and Patrick Vieira added to Arsenal’s lead just five minutes later.
From there it was back and forth almost like a tennis match.
- Jermain Defoe in the 61st minute Tottenham 2-3 Arsenal
- Freddie Ljungberg in the 69th minute Tottenham 2-4 Arsenal
- Ledley King in the 74th minute Tottenham 3-4 Arsenal
- Robert Pires in the 81st minute Tottenham 3-5 Arsenal
- Freddie Kanoute in the 88th minute Tottenham 4-5 Arsenal
Arsenal came away from White Hart Lane victorious in the highest scoring north London derby every played.