Peter Shreeve had replaced Keith Burkinshaw as manager and Spurs had been top of the League for much of the first half of the season.
Arsenal dominated the first half at Highbury and took the lead through Tony Woodcock three minutes before half-time. In the secdond half Spurs much greater determination and started to show the form that had seen them win four of their last five away games. Captain, Steve Perryman led by example but on the hour it was Glenn Hoddle who demonstrated his magnificent skills as he played a long ball from deep in defence towards the Arsenal area. It deceived defender and goalkeeper, allowing Garth Crooks to steal in and score his fifth goal in five games.
Tottenham continued to be more purposeful in their play and with seventeen minutes remaining, Tony Galvin passed to Mark Falco and his shot hit the back of the net.
Spurs started the new year with a win at Highbury and remained at the top of the 1st Division. They didn't lose another away match for the rest of the season but poor home form saw Everton overtake them to win the title as Spurs slipped to third.
1st January, 1986
1st January, 1996