Last season Spurs staged a remarkable recovery to win at the Emirates for the first time. When Spurs went two goals down with less than thirty minutes played, it looked as if it was going to be a familiar story of disappointment and defeat. At the interval, Harry Redknapp replaced Aaron Lennon with Jermain Defoe and switched to 4 - 4 - 2 formation as Spurs demonstrated their true ability. Gareth Bale's goal after fifty minutes brought them back into the game. Rafael Van der Vaart then coolly scored from the penalty spot with twenty three minutes remaining and Younes Kaboul completed the comeback by heading the winner from a Van der Vaart free-kick with five minutes left.
Nov. 2010 PL Won 3 - 2 Bale, Van der Vaart (pen), Kaboul
Team: Gomes; Hutton, Gallas, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon (Defoe), Jenas, Modric, Bale; Van der Vaart (Palacios); Pavlyuchenko (Crouch)
May, 1993 PL Won 3 - 1 Sheringham, Hendry (2)
Team: Walker; McDonald, Mabbutt, Ruddock, Van den Hauwe; Anderton, Hill, Sedgley, Allen, P.; Sheringham, Hendry (Hodges)
Arsenal, having beaten Spurs by a single goal at Wembley a few weeks earlier, were days away from the FA Cup Final against Sheffield Wednesday. They fielded an understrength team for the final League game of the season. Teddy Sheringham put Spurs ahead five minutes before half-time. John Hendry, starting only his second game of the season, increased the lead a minute into the second half. Arsenal pulled one back six minutes later but Hendry added his second with twelve minutes remaining. This was Spurs last success at Highbury. Spurs finished the season in 8th position while Arsenal were tenth.
Of greater significance, however, were the events off the pitch which were to come to light in the following days papers. Unknown to the mass of Spurs supporters around the world, was the behind closed doors activities in the Board Room that was about to bring to light the great fall-out between Alan Sugar and Terry Venables and drag the club’s good name through the newspapers and the courts for some considerable time. This would be Venables’ last game with any responsibility for Spurs and what had seemed to be a glimmer of hope for a brighter future was to be extinguished beyond repair.
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