Arsenal slips to third after Spurs draw
Arsenal slipped down into third place on the table on goal difference after a 3-all draw against their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.
A win for the Gunners would seen them four points behind leaders Manchester United.
Arsenal were leading 3-2 at half time but a second half penalty for Spurs ensured that the spoils were shared.
This draw means that Spurs have taken four points from this fixture this season.
The draw means that Spurs remain two points behind Manchester City in the final Champions League place and they two teams will meet next month.
In the other match Chelsea beat Birmingham 3-1 to take over second place.
Birmingham slip one place down to 15th on goal difference.
The table below shows the draws trend so far this season in the English Premiership:
|Draw at half time, draw at full time||61||62.9|
|Home team leading at half time, draw at full time||15||15.5|
|Away team leading at half time, draw at full time||21||21.6|
Spurs have now drawn 12 matches this season and this was the first draw when Spurs have managed to draw when trailing at half time.
The most number of drawn matches(9) for Spurs have been when the match is drawn at half time as shown in the table below:
|Tottenham drawing at half time, Tottenham drawing at full time||9||75.0|
|Tottenham team leading at half time, Tottenham drawing at full time||2||16.7|
|Tottenham trailing at half time, Tottenham drawing at full time||1||8.3|
Arsenal has drawn ten matches and in four of those draws they have been leading at half time only to draw the match come full time as shown in the table below:
|Arsenal drawing at half time, Arsenal drawing at full time||5||50.0|
|Arsenal team leading at half time, Arsenal drawing at full time||4||40.0|
|Arsenal trailing at half time, Arsenal drawing at full time||1||10.0|