The time has come once again. It’s derby week.
This weekend, Spurs travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on bitter rivals Arsenal.
It is a match that is highly important to Spurs, who are struggling for form. A horror show in their 0-1 home defeat to Newcastle will no doubt be on players’ minds heading into this weekend’s match.
The North London Derby is always a heated affair. It brings the best out of both teams as they fight for bragging rights that will last until the next meeting.
If history is to go by, then we’re set for some spectacular goals and drama.
Spurs have had some incredible Derby memories over the years, including goals.
We look at five of the best North London Derby goals by Spurs in the Premier League era.
Tom Huddlestone – April 2011
In what was a six-goal thriller at White Hart Lane, Tom Huddlestone arguably delivered the best goal of the match.
The opening half was flooded with goals. Within just 15 minutes, three goals had already been scored.
By the 40th minute, Spurs went 1-3 down after Robin van Persie found the back of the net. Things seemed bleak for Spurs until Tom Huddlestone stepped up on the brink of halftime.
A screamer from outside the box sent Spurs fans into delirium and gave the team hope heading into halftime.
Spurs went on to score the equaliser through a penalty from Rafael van der Vaart.
Christian Ziege – December 2002
It was from the same distance as Huddlestone’s goal, this time however it was from a set-piece.
Christian Ziege’s free-kick found top bins and as per usual the Lane erupted.
The goal was scored in the 11th minute and opened the scoring for the match.
It remained goalless until 45th minute when Arsenal found the equaliser through Robert Pires.
Harry Kane – March 2016
Perhaps it was the face mask that did the trick. Harry Kane’s goal in the April 2016 Derby at the Lane was magical.
Arsenal had been a goal up since the 39th minute via a goal from Aaron Ramsey. Arsenal wouldn’t score again for nearly 40 minutes – but it only took Spurs under two minutes to find two goals.
Toby Alderweireld scored his first goal for the club in the 60th minute. Just two minutes later, Kane popped one in from a tight angle reaching the right post and bouncing in.
Two goals in two minutes brought the house down and Spurs’ momentum seemed as if they were destined for a come-from-behind victory.
However, they eventually conceded again and the match was drawn 2-2.
David Bentley – October 2008
In what was another draw between the two sides, David Bentley scored what seemed like the impossible goal.
From close enough to the half-way line, Bentley caught Arsenal keeper Manuel Almunia off his line.
He took a touch, lobbed it in the air off a volley, and found the back of the net in style.
The goal opened the scoring for the match in what was an eight-goal thriller.
Danny Rose – April 2010
In terms of making your mark at the club, this is peak-level. Danny Rose’s rocket from 30 yards out in the Derby against the club’s arch-rivals is arguably the best way to get onside with the fans.
The goal was scored in just the 10th minute of the match and was completely unexpected.
The ball was punched out by Manuel Almunia in a clearance attempt. But instead of a clearance, Almunia provided the assist.
Without taking a touch, Rose took the volley first time making the perfect connection, smashing the ball into the roof of the net.
The match was eventually won by Spurs 2-1.
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