FOOTBALL - Tottenham Hotspur beat Arsenal 2-1 in the North London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Spurs were 2-0 up at half time. The Gunners are ranked fifth in the Premier League table, 24 points behind leaders Manchester United. Funny fact: Arsenal are top of the alternative table, based on second half scores only.
FOOTBALL - As a companion piece to the “Race to 38/68/87” piece which blogger James Grayson published on the Premier League yesterday, we have looked at the current Euro Club Index assessment of the competition.
FOOTBALL - Emmanuel Adebayor scored the opening goal in the 10th minute of the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur today, only to be sent off eight minutes later. In the history of the major derbies in the Premier League this had happened only once before when Mickaël Essien scored for Chelsea and was sent off against Fulham in a West London derby on 10 Nov 2010. It had never occurred in a Manchester Derby, Merseyside Derby or Tyne-and-Wear Derby.
FOOTBALL - Saturday 20 October marked the first time in PL history Manchester United and Manchester City came from behind to win on the same day.
FOOTBALL - Brad Friedel’s record run of 310 consecutive Premier League appearances ended on Sunday when Hugo Lloris was preferred to Tottenham Hotspur’s home game against Aston Villa (2-0). The American goalkeeper, 41, has not missed a top-flight game since the end of the 2003/2004 season.
FOOTBALL - The Premier League starts on Saturday with six match-ups at 3pm local time. This is the 21st season of the Premier League and seven clubs have been members since its inception – Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. Click read more for Opening Day stats.
FOOTBALL – Life must have been agony for Spurs fans in the last few months. We happen to employ one of the London-based club’s most ardent supporters. Paul Audenaerd has done some research into when and where Tottenham hit their proverbial iceberg, much like a fabled cruise ship some 100 years ago.
FOOTBALL – Tottenham Hotspur’s title hopes have plummeted ever since Fabio Capello resigned and the rumours started about Spurs manager Harry Redknapp taking over the England job. When the Italian announced his decision on February 8, Spurs were third in the Premier League table after 24 match rounds, only seven points behind then leaders Manchester City.
FOOTBALL - Before the beginning of the season and indeed during the majority of it, Tottenham were touted as genuine title contenders and the only team that looked likely to push the two Manchester teams all the way. However, with a bit of a poor run of form that saw them go without a win in five games from February to March.
FOOTBALL - Sunday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United has been billed as the last chance for Spurs to remain in the Premier League title race. But when we look at the Euro Club Index, we believe that the Londoners are already out of that race.
FOOTBALL - Tottenham Hotspur’s Scott Parker is the 16th oldest player to earn his first England captaincy at 31 years and 138 days. Remarkably, the record holder, Alexander Morten, was nearly 10 years older than Parker (41-113) when he first captained England on 8 March 1873.
FOOTBALL - Arsenal’s 5-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, 26 February improved the Gunners’ 2011/2012 record in London Derbies to three wins, one draw and two defeats, giving them 10 points in six city derbies. Spurs suffered their first defeat of the season against a local rival. They now have 10 points in five London derbies. Fulham, who triumphed at Loftus Road (QPR) this weekend now own local bragging rights with 11 points from six London Derbies. Queens Park Rangers (three points from five) and Chelsea (two points from four) bring up the rear.