4 Mar 2013

Tottenham win frantic London derby

12:43 pm on 4 March 2013

Tottenham Hotspur have beaten arch rivals Arsenal 2-1 in a typically frantic North London derby at White Hart Lane, to move into third place in English football's Premier League.

Tottenham have opened up a seven-point lead on Arsenal, in the hunt for a Champions League spot.

Both Spurs goals came in a two-minute burst shortly before halftime with Arsenal scoring their only goal early in the second half.

The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says the win is crucial to their Champions League hopes.

Arsenal remain fifth on 47 points after failing to win at White Hart Lane for the fifth successive season.