Tottenham boss Redknapp lauds team for earning 2-1 victory by attacking Arsenal
Tottenham piled on the misery for north London rivals Arsenal as Kyle Walker's long-range strike clinched a 2-1 win yesterday. Harry Redknapp's side condemned the Gunners to their fourth defeat in seven Premier League games this season after Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny failed to deal with Walker's swerving 30-yard effort in the 73rd minute at White Hart Lane.
Out gunned: Tottenham's Luka Modric (left) attempts a shot during last
night's EPL match in London. PIC/Getty Images
Sixth-placed Spurs had taken the lead through Rafael van der Vaart's cool finish in the 40th minute.
Arsenal equalised in the 51st minute when Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey finished off Alex Song's cross from close-range, but Walker settled a fiercely-fought derby when his shot slipped through Szczesny's grasp. "I went for a very attacking team," Redknapp said.
"To be honest I nearly made a change before half-time to thicken us up in midfield but we upped it and got stronger and we had all the chances in the second half."