Tottenham 2 – Arsenal 1: Spurs close in on the Champions League, Gunners heading for the Europa League

Tottenham 2 – Arsenal 1 (Premier League, March 3, 2013) (Alternative all goals clipAlternative highlights, other alternative highlightsanother alternative highlightsextended highlights & MOTD highlights.) A simple slide pass from Sigurdsson released Gareth Bale and the red-hot Spurs forward broke the deadlock. Arsenal fell 2-behind almost instantly as the Gunners stopped when Cazorla hit the deck and Spurs capitalised through an Aaron Lennon goal. The Gunners hit back five minutes after the restart through a Per Mertesacker header which deflected in off Gareth Bale’s head. Spurs had a great chance to go 3-1 ahead but Gareth Bale skied a chance at the back post.

In Pictures: Arsenal fans throw a banana at Tottenham’s Gareth Bale.

Video: Arsenal fans throw a banana at Gareth Bale.

In Pictures: The development of Piers Morgan’s face during Tottenham v Arsenal.

The best Tweets from Tottenham 2 – Arsenal 1.

GIF: Gareth Bale puts Spurs ahead v Arsenal.

GIF: A behind the goal angle of Gareth Bale’s goal v Arsenal.

GIF: Aaron Lennon fires Spurs 2-up against Arsenal.

GIF: A behind the goal angle of Aaron Lennon’s goal v Arsenal.

GIF: Per Mertesacker heads Arsenal back into the game at Tottenham.

GIF: The Arsene Wenger head-in-the-hands moment during Spurs defeat.

Jan Vertonghen & Michael Dawson interview post Arsenal win.

Andre Villas-Boas interview post Spurs 2 – Arsenal 1.

Arsene Wenger interview after Spurs defeat.

Andre Villas Boas press conference post Arsenal win (9 minutes).

Arsene Wenger press conference post Spurs defeat (5 minutes).

Pre-match fan footage: Arsenal v Spurs face off at White Hart Lane.

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