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Arsenal: Fans reminisce over thrilling north London derby 15 years ago today

Arsenal: Fans reminisce over thrilling north London derby 15 years ago today

Arsenal fans have been reminiscing over the thrilling north London derby of 2004 which ended in 5-4 to the Gunners.

All nine goals were scored by different players, with Tottenham Hotspur taking an early lead through Noureddine Naybet before being pegged back by Thierry Henry (via BBC).

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The Gunners then scored two further goals through Patrick Vieira and defender Lauren, before Jermain Defoe gave the Lilywhites hope just a minute later.

Freddie Ljungberg scored a fourth in the 69th minute before Ledley King, once again, brought the gap back to just one goal. Robert Pires scored the red half of north London’s fifth and final goal, with Freddie Kanoute giving Spurs late hope in the 88th minute.

The result drew criticism from then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who described the 5-4 scoreline as a ‘hockey score’ and ‘disgraceful’.

Fans had great memories of the manic clash as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the Emirates Stadium faithful:

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