Spurs beat Gunners to stay in hunt
Tottenham Hotspurs beat Arsenal 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for fourth place.
This was Spurs first win over Arsenal in the league since 1999 and it came at a crucial time as Spurs chase the final Champions League qualifying place.
The other win for Spurs over their North London rivals was in the Carling Cup in the 2008/9 season.
The win has placed dents in the Gunners chase for the title as the team is now six points behind leaders Chelsea with just four matches to go.
With the goal difference Chelsea has it needs two more wins to make sure that they finish above the Gunners this season.
Aston Villa's chase for fourth place also got a big dent after being held to a 2-all draw at home against Everton. Villa have a good chance to finish above Liverpool but after the draw it may prove to be difficult.
FA Cup finalists and already relegated Portsmouth could only manage a goalless draw against Wigan. Wigan is hovering just above relegation and three points would have helped a lot in terms of safety but they let the chance go.
Back to the Spurs/Gunners match, this match was the 15th time Spurs had gone into half time leading the match this season. In all those fifteen times Spurs has gone on to win the match and here is the winning trend for the Premier League so far this season:
|Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time||115||46.0|
|Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time||50||20.0|
|Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time||9||3.6|
|Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time||4||1.6|
|Draw at half time, home team winning at full time||47||18.8|
|Draw at half time, away team winning at full time||25||10.0|
|Matches ending in result||250||74.2|