Jimmy To The Rescue!
BOBBY Recalls Classic 4-4 North London Derby from 1963

Soccer - League Division One - Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Highbury

15th October 1963: Jimmy Greaves walks away after helping to tend to a fan who fainted before kick-off at the Arsenal v Tottenham match at Highbury. The 67,857 crammed into the stadium had filled it to capacity.

Greaves went on to open the scoring as Spurs stormed into a 4-2 lead at the interval with further goals from Bobby Smith (2) and Dave Mackay – Eastham twice pulling the Gunners within 2 in response.

With only five minutes remaining Tottenham still held the two goal lead acquired in the first half but Arsenal pulled one back through Baker and then equalised with a header from Strong at a corner with only twenty seconds of injury time remaining. For the third time in five years the North London derby had ended 4-4.

In the end the point was sufficient to take Tottenham to the top of the First Division, but after that finish it was Arsenal who felt like the victors that night.

 

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