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Football: Rosicky sinks Spurs to boost Arsenal title bid

Published on Mar 17, 2014 6:41 AM
Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky (right) celebrating his goal against Tottenham Hotspur with Olivier Giroud during their English Premier League match at White Hart Lane in London on March 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Tomas Rosicky fired Arsenal back into the Premier League title race as the Czech midfielder's quick-fire strike clinched a crucial 1-0 win over north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Arsene Wenger's side began the weekend seven points behind Chelsea, but they moved to within four points of the leaders - with a game in hand - thanks to Rosicky's winner after just 72 seconds.

The Czech midfielder's goal, and the gritty defensive display that followed it, secured Arsenal's first league win at White Hart Lane since 2007 in Wenger's 999th match in charge.

The third placed Gunners feared their title challenge was fading after a defeat at Stoke, but they are firmly back in the race and a titanic encounter against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side looms at Stamford Bridge next weekend.

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