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ArseWeb Record of the North London derby fixture

See also Arsenal vs Tottenham page for Tottenham links, and full record of North London derbies (with team lists etc).

First recorded match

The first match between Arsenal (then Royal Arsenal) and Tottenham was a friendly played on Tottenham Marshes on November 19, 1887, abandoned 15 minutes before time due to failing light, with Spurs winning 2-1.

First league meeting

December 4, 1909 (Manor Ground, Plumstead). Arsenal (then Woolwich Arsenal) won 1-0.

League matches head-to-head

Played 127.   Arsenal 50,  Tottenham 45,   drawn 32.
Goals scored: Arsenal 184, Tottenham 174.
FA Cup matches head-to-head
Played 4.     Arsenal 2, Tottenham 2. 
Goals scored: Arsenal 5, Tottenham 4.

League Cup head-to-head

Played 7.     Arsenal 4, Tottenham 2, drawn 2. 
Goals scored: Arsenal 8, Tottenham 6.

Charity Shield head-to-head

The teams have met once in the Charity Shield, in 1991, when they drew
0-0.

Most appearances

35 David O'Leary  (Arsenal,   1973-93)
31 Steve Perryman (Tottenham, 1969-85)
   Gary Mabbutt   (Tottenham, 1982-present).

Leading goalscorers

10 Bobby Smith     (Tottenham, 1955-64)
 8 Alan Sunderland (Arsenal,   1977-84).

the Highbury fixtures

The first league fixture played at Highbury was September 30, 1922, Tottenham winning 2-0 in front of a crowd of 55,000.

match scores

1909-10 to 1912-13: 1-0, 2-0, 3-1, 0-3. 
1920-21 to 1927-28: 3-2, 1-0, 0-2, 1-1, 1-0, 0-1, 2-4, 1-1. 
1933-34 to 1934-35: 1-3, 5-1. 
1950-51 to 1976-77: 2-2, 1-1, 4-0, 0-2, 2-0, 0-1, 3-1, 4-4, 3-1,
                    1-1, 2-3, 2-1, 2-3, 4-4, 3-1, 1-1, 0-2, 4-0, 
                    1-0, 2-3, 2-0, 0-2, 1-1, 0-1, 1-0, 0-2, 1-0. 
1978-79 to 1995-96: 1-0, 1-0, 2-0, 1-3, 2-0, 3-2, 2-1, 0-0, 0-0,
                    2-1, 2-0, 1-0, 0-0, 2-0, 1-3, 1-1, 1-1, 0-0. 
1996-97 to present: 3-1, 0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 3-1, 1-2, 2-1, 1-1,
                    2-0.
      (home & away)
(scores above link to ArseWeb match reports where available)


Derby experience of the teams that played at Highbury on 24 November 1996 (appearances, goals):

Arsenal:
T Adams 22 (4); N Winterburn 18 (1); J Lukic 17; P Merson 16 (1); L Dixon 16; S Bould 14; I Wright 10 (5); M Keown 9; R Parlour 7; D Bergkamp 3 (2); J Hartson 3; D Platt 3; P Vieira 1.
Tottenham:
D Howells 16; E Sheringham 9 (2); D Anderton 7 (1); I Walker 6; S Campbell 6; C Calderwood 6; C Armstrong 3 (1); C Wilson 2; A Neilsen 1; S Carr 1; A Sinton 1 (1).

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