10 unforgettable North London Derby moments
EPL Super Sunday sees Arsenal renew their rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. In anticipation of the North London Derby, we take a look at the 10 most unforgettable moments in matches involving these two rivals.
Thierry Henry‘s legendary celebration at Highbury, Arsenal 3-0 Spurs, 16th Nov 2002
Arsenal fans will remember this one for eternity, such was the scene at Highbury when Thierry Henry scored a stupendous solo effort on a counterattack. Following a long throw-in by Spurs, Henry collected the ball well inside the Spurs half and made a run for it. Such was the power and balance of the Frenchman that no Spurs player was able to keep up with him. Eventually, he reached the Spurs box and side-footed the ball in, to the delight of the Highbury faithful.
But he had still enough left in his tank to go on a celebration, which ended with a classic knee slide on the turf, chest stuck out. It was a momentous celebration, rightly identified by Arsenal as the one to be used for Thierry Henry’s statue outside the stadium.
Before this game, Henry hadn’t scored for 7 games. It’s like he was destined to end his dry spell against Spurs!
David Bentley scores a 43-yard scorcher, Arsenal 4- 4 Spurs, 29th October, 2008
David Bentley’s wonder goal against his former club is another one of those “where were you” moments. In an EPL match at the Emirates, Spurs opened the scoring through Bentley’s audacious strike.
After teeing up a header from Tom Huddlestone, Bentley swivelled and let loose a cannonball that completely deceived Almunia. This was Bentley’s first league goal for Spurs after signing for them at the start of the season. Talk about first impressions!
The match would eventually finish 4-4, with Lennon tapping in a last minute equaliser to send the away fans in a frenzy.