Andre Villas-Boas was disappointed to see Tottenham drop below Arsenal after his team were held to a goalless draw by stubborn Stoke at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham would have moved ahead of Chelsea into third had they won on Saturday, but they ended the afternoon in fifth after their north London neighbours and Everton both recorded victories against Wigan and West Ham respectively.

"No one enjoys being level on points with Arsenal at this club," Villas-Boas said. "I have experienced this rivalry for the first time this year and I have spoken very highly about it before. It is an extremely healthy competition between both teams, but we have to continue now."

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