The always explosive North London derby did not disappoint once again as the fierce rivals traded blows in a feisty encounter. Tottenham went in as the unlikely favourites after Arsenal's disastrous start to the season and it was the team in white that took the lead just before half-time as Rafael van der Vaart scored his fourth derby goal. But Arsenal got back into the game in the at the start of the 2nd half as Aaron Ramsey scored from close range. Tottenham had the last word though as young Kyle Walker provided the unlikely winner with a rocket from distance in the 73rd minute.
Harry Redknapp put out his strongest possible line up as Ledley King and Younes Kaboul started in central defence, with Kyle Walker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto marshalling the wings. The flat midfield four comprised of Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale hugging the touchline with Scott Parker and Luka Modric forming a strong central midfield. Ex-Arsenal striker, Emmanuel Adebayor partnered Jermain Defoe in a two-pronged attack.