15 Apr 2010

Spurs blight Arsenal's title hopes with 2-1 victory

9:20 am on 15 April 2010

Tottenham Hotspur dealt a potentially fatal blow to north London rivals Arsenal's Premier League football title hopes with a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

A superb Danny Rose volley and a second from Gareth Bale edged Nicklas Bendtner's second half effort to hand Spurs a first league win over Arsene Wenger's side in 11 years.

The defeat leaves third-placed Arsenal six points behind leaders Chelsea with four games remaining, while Spurs stay fifth on 61 points, one behind Manchester City after 33 matches.

Elsewhere, seventh-placed Aston Villa salvaged a late 2-2 draw against Everton, who are in eighth spot and relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic were held 0-0 at home by already condemned Portsmouth.