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Dawson hails ´massive´ win

3 March 2013 21:48

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson praised his side's efforts as they moved seven points clear of Arsenal after a 2-1 win over their rivals.

First-half goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon were enough to secure the win as Tottenham leapfrogged Chelsea back into third place in the English Premier League.

Dawson, who was imperious alongside centre-back partner Jan Vertonghen, believes the result is huge for the club and has boosted their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

"It's massive," the 29-year-old told Sky Sports after the match. "Seven points clear, north London derby, to get three points is massive. Still a long way to go, but it's a good day.

"We want to be back in the Champions League, I think it showed that from the celebrations after.

"To be a north London derby, the fans will go home happy, they'll have the bragging rights at work tomorrow, and everyone goes home happy."

Tottenham held a similar advantage over their north London rivals last season, but forfeited third place to Arsenal, but Dawson believes his team are stronger this year.

"We've got a great squad, a great team, we showed that today," Dawson said.

"It probably wasn't our best performance, we didn't keep the ball like we normally can, but we showed some determination and got three points which we deserved."

Vertonghen, who excelled against Arsenal, was delighted to win his first north London derby at White Hart Lane.

"I just arrived here six months but you can feel this is one of the most important games of the season," the Belgian said. "It's a north London derby and my first win, so I'm very happy.

"We know we can defend, we are a very strong team, we can play compact and we showed it again."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
3 March 2013
Game week
28
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
White Hart Lane (London)
Attendance
36170

Goals

G. Bale 37'
(assist by G. Sigurðsson) 
1 - 0
A. Lennon 39'
(assist by S. Parker) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
51' P. Mertesacker
 (assist by T. Walcott)

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 35 +52 80
2 35 +41 75
3 33 +54 71
4 35 +21 70
5 35 +23 69
6 35 +2 63
7 34 +16 57
8 35 +5 49
9 35 -15 46
10 35 -10 44
11 35 -13 43
12 35 -10 37
13 35 -4 36
14 34 -9 36
15 34 -14 35
16 33 -11 33
17 35 -28 32
18 35 -34 30
19 35 -42 30
20 34 -24 29

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