Friday, November 17, 2006

Spurs in History - 17th November

17th November, 2001
(Pic: Gus Poyet - the Hero of the Hour)
Spurs 1 Arsenal 1 (Premiership)

The North London derby occurs quite frequently in the month of November but in this case the match was of secondary importance.

This was Glenn Hoddle’s first home derby in charge and the team came into the game in a good vein of form in spite of losing their previous game at Leeds.

However, the main focus of attention was the return of Sol Campbell
(Sol Campbell - the Villain of the peace)
who had defected to the other team in North London during the summer on a Bosman deal, having let his contract run out. The atmosphere was hostile as Spurs fans vented their anger against their former captain.

Spurs played well with Ledley King outstanding but it was Arsenal who took the lead late in the second half and looked like holding on to take the three points until the final moments when Gus Poyet equalised with a volley that slipped through the goalkeeper’s fingers.


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