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Some Memorable North London Derbies

The Guardian rehashes six of the most memorable clashes between Tottenham and Arsenal, two North London sides that face off this weekend. Over the years, these two teams have bucked the trend of local rivalries to produce gritty and low-scoring affronts to the beautiful game. They have produced lots of goals, many strange and dramatic.

The list starts with a 1988 game on Sept. 10 that saw five goals in the first 12 chaotic minutes. "The first could have come from the Arsene Wenger era, with Tony Adams running 40 yards like Franz Beckenbauer brilliantly to set up Nigel Winterburn's outside-of-the-foot finish; then, after strikes from Chris Waddle, Brian Marwood and Alan Smith, Paul Gascoigne scored with his sock, having lost a boot as he ran through on goal," writes Rob Smythe of The Guardian.

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