NEWSROOM
TEAM LINE UP :
SEAMAN
DIXON
ADAMS
KEOWN
WINTERBURN
PARLOUR
VIEIRA
PETIT
OVERMARS
ANELKA
BERGKAMP
SUBSTITUTES:
VIVAS
KANU
SCORERS:
PETIT
ANELKA
KANU



Vieira and Sherwood exchange views.


Bergkamp gets the better of Carr.


Kanu scores yet another breathtaking goal for the Gunners.


Vivas leaps onto our Nigerian hero.


Petit salutes the ecstatic travelling Gooners at the final whistle.
FULL TIME REPORT

TOTTENHAM vs ARSENAL
1 - 3
Attendance : 30,090

WE ARE TOP of the League after totally outplaying Tottenham and Manchester United slipped up to draw against Liverpool.

This game should have been over by half-time as we led through goals from Emmanuel Petit and Nicolas Anelka, both laid on by sublime Dennis Bergkamp passes.

Further chances came and went but somehow were kept out by the woodwork and Tottenham goalkeeper Ian Walker.

Then, on the stroke of half-time David Seaman made an error to let in a Darren Anderton free-kick an the game was back on.

Tottenham had a few chances in the second half although we remained on top and finally settled matters when Kanu, on as a substitute for the outstanding Bergkamp, volleyed in our third goal.

Arsene Wenger was looking so cool afterwards but reported that the players were very happy in the dressing room.

"It is easy to be cool when you win," he said, "but I would say that Manchester United are still slight favourites because we only have a one goal advantage in terms of goal difference. But it is very, very tight now and anything could happen.

"I thought we were very good in the first half and I was concerned how we would react when it was only 2-1 and we were not leading by four. Tottenham reacted well, as we expected, but we kept cool and showed great desire to win. That was never in question.

"Our approach will not change much now. We know we have to win both games and enjoy ourselves in the meantime."

We could have gone ahead after only five minutes when Bergkamp set up Marc Overmars in a one on one with Walker. The Tottenham keeper won that battle but would ultimately be beaten as Bergkamp continued to turn the screw.

He set up Petit with a brilliant through ball in the 17th minute making it relatively easy for the Frenchman to lob a stranded Walker.

Bergkamp then repeated the trick for Anelka, in the 37th minute, who finished with a low shot. It was party time after that as Anelka hit the bar and Parlour missed a great chance.

So it came as a major surprise when Anderton pulled one back for Tottenham in the 42nd minute.

The second half was played with less intensity as thoughts turned to united's game at Anfield and the chants grew from the Arsenal supporters as news filtered through of Liverpool's comeback.

Kanu came on with 15 minutes to go and settled the match in the 85th minute when he lobbed the ball over Luke Young and volleyed in.

Two games to go then and if we win them ...

Well, let's enjoy beating Tottenham first.

By Nick Callow

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