Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: Five memorable North London Derbys 
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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur come head-to-head again on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.  

The two North London teams have been bitter rivals in the capital for over a century and that rivalry is tested once again as the teams face each other in the Premier League

Tottenham 4-5 Arsenal, 23 November 2004 

This nine-goal thriller remains the highest scoring derby between the teams. 

Ironically, current Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho described the result as a “hockey score.” 

The fixture went in level at the break, with Noureddine Naybet scoring for the hosts before Thierry Henry scored in injury time. 

With second half goals for the hosts from Jermaine Defoe, Ledley King and Freddie Kanoute, the Lilywhites failed to win the game despite dominating the first half.  

Arsenal’s second half goals came from Lauren, Patrick Vieira, Freddie Ljungberg and a winner from Robert Pires saw the Gunners take all three points. 

Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur, 29 October 2008 

In what was Harry Redknapp’s first official game in charge, the derby sure brought a lot of entertainment for the manager. 

Another fixture that went into the break level is the draw from the 2008 season. An early goal from David Bentley saw Spurs take the lead but a goal from Mikael Silvestre saw the team's level. 

Second half goals from William Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor saw the Gunners take a 3-1 lead on their rivals.  

Darren Bent brought a goal back for the visitors before Robin Van Persie restored their two-goal cushion. 

In the 89th minute, Spurs began their comeback when Jermaine Jenas curled the ball into the back of the net before Aaron Lennon scored with seconds remaining to draw level.  

Tottenham 5-1 Arsenal, 22 January 2008 

The hosts got off to the perfect start in their second leg semi-final tie when Jenas put Spurs ahead.  

Before long, they were up three goals after a Nicklas Bendtner own goal and a Robbie Keane goal. 

Lennon and Steed Malbranque scored the other goals for the hosts before the visitors had a consolation goal from Adebayor. 

The Lilywhites went on to win the Carling Cup after beating another London team in the final. 

Arsenal 2-3 Tottenham, 20 November 2010 

The visitors came-back in a stunning game to stun the Gunners.  

Arsenal went into the breaking with two goals courtesy of Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh. However, the hosts failed to keep onto their lead after three second-half goals from Spurs. 

Gareth Bale put Spurs on their way for a revival five minutes after the break before Rafael Van Der Vaart scored from the penalty spot.  

Tottenham found their winner with five minutes left of the game after Younes Kaboul headed into the back of the net after a Van Der Vaart free kick. 

A second half performance from the visitors that was completely different to that in the first half provided a massive come back and shock for the hosts and their fans alike. 

Tottenham 3-3 Arsenal, 20 April 2011 

The Gunners were dealt a massive blow in their title challenge as they conceded a two-goal lead to their rivals in London.  

Theo Walcott gave the visitors the lead before Van Der Vaart quickly drew the hosts level after seven minutes played.  

Another set of first half goals from Nasri and Van Persie looked to give the Gunners a comfortable lead going into the break, but Tom Huddlestone had different ideas as he scored on the stroke of half-time. 

Tottenham continued to look for an equaliser in the second half and found it after Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny fouled Lennon in the penalty area. Van Der Vaart scored his second of the afternoon to share the points.  

With many games in their long history and another game approaching, Spurs look to complete the double over their rivals and put more pressure on their neighbours.