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The first meeting between the two teams was
a friendly on 19 November 1887, when Arsenal
were located in Plumstead (then part of Kent
but now in Greater London ), and known as
Royal Arsenal . The match, played at the then
Spurs ground at Tottenham Marshes , was
abandoned 15 minutes before it was due to
end “owing to darkness” with Spurs leading
2–1. [3] The first completed match between
the two teams was held the following
February in Plumstead; Tottenham could only
field nine players, and were thus beaten 6–
2. [4] Another notable match was in 1898
played at the Spurs ground at Northumberland
Park . The match with the then Woolwich
Arsenal was attended by a record crowd of
15,000, and the refreshment stand collapsed
when spectators climbed up onto its roof in
the overcrowded ground, resulting in some
injuries and prompting Spurs to start looking
for a new ground. The next year the club
moved a short distance to what would
become known as the White Hart Lane
ground. [5] The first League match between
the clubs was in the First Division, on 4
December 1909; Arsenal won 1–0. [6]
Beginning of rivalry
The traditional first kits of Arsenal
(left) and Spurs (right).
However, a proper rivalry between the two
teams did not begin until 1913, when Arsenal
moved from the Manor Ground, Plumstead to
Arsenal Stadium , Highbury, just four miles
from Tottenham’s White Hart Lane ; by doing
so, they became Tottenham’s nearest
neighbours and thus began a natural local
rivalry. The two teams first faced each other
as “north London” in a War Relief Fund
friendly on 22 August 1914 at White Hart
Lane. Although Arsenal were in the Second
Division and Tottenham in the First, Arsenal
won 5–1. [7] They would go on to meet
regularly during World War I in the London
Combination , the regional wartime competition
of the time.
The rivalry escalated in 1919 when, after
World War I , the First Division was to be
expanded by two teams, and the League held
a meeting of the clubs to decide the two
clubs by means of a vote. 19th-placed
Chelsea, who would otherwise have been
relegated, were allowed to stay and thus they
took the first of the two spots. The second
spot could have been awarded to 20th-placed
Tottenham, or Barnsley , who had finished
third in the Second Division, but Arsenal
(along with four other clubs) also bid for the
place, despite their only finishing sixth in
Division Two, although an error in the
calculation of goal average meant Arsenal had
actually finished fifth, an error which was
corrected by the Football League in 1980. [8]
After an endorsement by League president
and chairman of Liverpool John McKenna on
account of their longer membership of the
League, Arsenal won the vote by eighteen
votes to Spurs’ eight (Barnsley got five,
Wolves four, Nottingham Forest three,
Birmingham two and Hull City one) and were
thus elected to the First Division. [9] It has
been frequently alleged that Arsenal chairman
Sir Henry Norris used underhand dealings in
order to bring this about, although nothing has
been proven. [10] The decision infuriated
Tottenham and their supporters, although
eleven years previously, Tottenham
themselves had been elected to join the
Football League Second Division despite only
finishing 7th in the 1907–08 Southern
League , [11] at the expense of Southern
League champions Queen’s Park Rangers ,
who had also applied and had resigned from
the Southern League in expectation of
promotion. [12][13]
Despite the setback, Tottenham were soon
promoted back into the top flight after taking
the 1919–20 Second Division title, [14] and the
derby was once again regularly contested.
The first fully competitive derby match after
Arsenal’s 1913 move to north London was a
First Division match that finished 2–1 to
Tottenham, on 15 January 1921 at White Hart
Lane. The early matches between the two
were noted for their bitterness – a particularly
vicious match in September 1922 led to both
clubs being censured by the Football
Association and threatened with being forced
to play behind closed doors. [9][15]
Tottenham played in the Second Division
between the periods of 1928 and 1933, as
well as 1935 to 1950, [14] which naturally led
to a drop in the number of matches between
the two clubs in this period and a cooling of
passions. In 1935 Arsenal registered its
highest ever win over Spurs in a 6-0 rout away
at White Hart Lane. This 6-0 result remains
the biggest win by any team wherein the
derby. [2][16] Relations between the two clubs
improved somewhat after the Second World
War, after Tottenham allowed Arsenal to play
their home matches at White Hart Lane while
Highbury was requisitioned as an ARP station
and subsequently bombed. The two sides met
in the FA Cup for the first time in the 1948–
49 season, when Arsenal won a third round tie
3–0. [16]
1950 – present
Since 1950, there has only been one season
being that of ( 1977–78 ) [14] where Spurs and
Arsenal have not been in the same division,
meaning fixtures between the two are regular.
With being so, this has maintained the rivalry
to the present day; there have been many
notable matches. Several of these comprise
those where the course of a title or the
journey to a cup final has relied upon the
outcome of a derby match. As with any major
football rivalry, gloating and banter between
the two sets of fans, many of whom work and
even live together, is commonplace. Players
who transfer between the two teams receive
a bad reception from their former fans; an
example was defender Sol Campbell , [17] who
was nicknamed ” Judas” by Spurs fans after
he crossed the divide in 2001.
Arsenal’s Theo Walcott , after picking up a
knee injury in the 83rd minute of a FA Cup
third round tie against Tottenham in January
2014, was pelted with a hail of coins and
plastic bottles whilst coming off the field on a
stretcher by Tottenham fans at the Emirates
Stadium . Walcott subsequently made a
gesture on the stretcher to the Spurs fans
which reflected, at that point in time, the 2-0
scoreline of the game which it finished as
eventually. An investigation was eventually
made with regard to the perpetrators of the
incident by the authorities. [18][19]
On April 30, 2017, Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-0
in the final North London Derby at White Hart
Lane. [20] This result guaranteed Tottenham
finishing above the Gunners in the league for
the first time in 22 years. [21]
Arsenal fans have a celebration day related to
the north London rivalry called St.
Totteringham’s Day , which is the day in the
season when Tottenham cannot
mathematically finish above Arsenal on the
league table. [22][23][24][25][26] Spurs fans
had long before declared 14 April to be St.
Hotspur day in honour of Spurs’ 3–1 win over
Arsenal in the 1991 FA Cup semi final. St.
Hotspur Day was also celebrated on 14 April
2010, when Spurs beat Arsenal 2–1.

 

 

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