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Tottenham comeback stuns rueful Arsenal

Published: Saturday 20 November 2010, 21.20CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC denied Arsenal FC top spot, coming from two down to win their derby 3-2, and leaders Chelsea FC also lost to allow Manchester United FC to join them at the summit.
Tottenham comeback stuns rueful Arsenal
Younes Kaboul (centre) is congratulated after his winner for Tottenham ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 20 November 2010, 21.20CET

Tottenham comeback stuns rueful Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur FC denied Arsenal FC top spot, coming from two down to win their derby 3-2, and leaders Chelsea FC also lost to allow Manchester United FC to join them at the summit.

Arsenal FC blew the chance to take over at the Premier League summit by losing 3-2 at home to rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC but leaders Chelsea FC failed to capitalise as they fell to a third defeat in four.

Arsène Wenger's men – two points off the top going into the early game – were cruising in the north London derby when Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh struck in the first 27 minutes but Spurs produced an astonishing comeback.

Gareth Bale reduced arrears five minutes after half-time and Rafael van der Vaart levelled from the penalty spot midway through the second period after a handball by Cesc Fàbregas. The Dutchman then turned provider as his inswinging free-kick was nodded in by Younes Kaboul with five minutes left.

Chelsea failed to pull away, however, as Lee Bowyer's first-half effort condemned them at Birmingham City FC and to back-to-back league defeats for the first time since May 2006.

Manchester United FC are now level on points, Patrice Evra and Javier Hernández scoring in either half for a 2-0 win against a Wigan Athletic FC side that finished with nine men. Bolton Wanderers FC remain fifth thanks to a 5-1 victory against Newcastle United FC, Liverpool FC, Blackpool FC and Stoke City FC also won.

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17/11/2012

NorwichNorwich1-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Pilkington 60

Venue: Norwich

17/11/2012

Man. CityMan. City5-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Silva 43, Agüero 54 (P), 67, Tévez 65 (P), 74

Venue: Manchester

17/11/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool3-0WiganWigan

Suárez 47, 58, Enrique 65

Venue: Liverpool

17/11/2012

QPRQPR1-3SouthamptonSouthampton

Hoilett 49

Lambert 23, Puncheon 45+1, Ferdinand 83 (o.g.)

Venue: London

17/11/2012

West BromWest Brom2-1ChelseaChelsea

Long 10, Odemwingie 50

Hazard 39

Venue: West Bromwich

17/11/2012

ReadingReading2-1EvertonEverton

Le Fondre 51, 79 (P)

S. Naismith 10

Venue: Reading

17/11/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-2SwanseaSwansea

Ba 90+3

Pérez Cuesta 58, De Guzmán 87

Venue: Newcastle

17/11/2012

ArsenalArsenal5-2TottenhamTottenham

Mertesacker 24, Podolski 42, Giroud 45+1, Santi Cazorla 60, Walcott 90+1

Adebayor 10, Bale 71

Venue: London

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