Tottenham earned the bragging rights over Arsenal in the first north London derby played at the Tottenham Stadium.
The Lilywhites impressively came from behind to beat the in-form Gunners.
The three points earned now puts them two points ahead of Mikel Arteta’s men.
Prior to the game, Spurs has been struggling for form with the team going the entire 90 mins against Bournemouth without having a shot on target.
Ahead of this game, there had been fears that Arsenal would also frustrate their attacking play and in truth, looked the more likely winners.
But the Lilywhites, who didn’t have much of the possession in the game, looked more dangerous many times over as they counter-attacked the Gunners to perfection, scoring a goal and unlucky not to get more.
After the game, Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Redknapp reckoned that the Lilywhites were a better side than in the last few games.
Asked if it was an improved Spurs performance, Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports: “It was to a certain extent. It was a performance of a team struggling for a little bit of confidence, Arsenal had the ball for long periods and Spurs had to play on the counter-attack, but at least they looked dangerous. They just looked like a bit more of an attacking threat.
“Arsenal’s back three will always give you a chance. It’s a fact. They’re defending better but they can’t help it, it’s in their DNA right now.
“But for Spurs, it was all about getting three points. There was some moments that went their way but they looked dangerous enough and you thought something might go their way and it’s a brilliant header from Alderweireld.
“That’s what leaders do and you need people like him to stand up when you have a difficult period.”
Redknapp is right, there was some improvement today, but let’s be honest, it was not an inspiring performance but all that matters right now, is we won and it was against Arsenal.