Football fans enjoyed Eric Dier's comment to Aaron Ramsey during melee


Sunday was very much derby day as far as the Premier League was concerned.

At midday, it the West London Derby between Chelsea and Fulham at Stamford Bridge.

It wasn’t the fiercest of encounters as Chelsea eased to a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Next up, though, was the North London Derby.

Clashes between Arsenal and Spurs have always even ill-tempered but there was an added edge this season with just three points separating the two sides.

And it was like a derby match from yesteryear with high intensity, incredible atmosphere and tackles flying in.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead from the penalty spot after Jan Vertonghen inexplicably handled in the box.

The home side had dominated the opening 25 minutes but they were made to pay when Spurs equalised on the half-hour mark.

Christian Eriksen’s free-kick was glanced on by Eric Dier and Bernd Leno couldn’t keep it out.

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Dier celebrated passionately in front of the home fans - something that the Arsenal substitutes took offence to with Stephan Lichtsteiner, Matteo Guendouzi and Aaron Ramsey letting the Spurs players what they thought.

It resulted in an almighty melee between both sets of players, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino even running down the touchline to get involved.

While many pundits and commentator may claim they’re scenes that ‘No-one likes to see’ but try telling that to football fans.

They certainly would have enjoyed a bit of passion - and they also enjoyed what they saw Dier say to Ramsey.

After it all eventually settled down, Dier was walking back towards the halfway line when he clearly says “Sit back down” to Ramsey.


It was a little put-down that football fans very much enjoyed. Check out the reaction:


Just minutes later, Spurs were celebrating again, though.

Son Heung-Min was brought down by Rob Holding and Harry Kane dispatched the penalty to take a 2-1 lead into half-time.

But there was only one side celebrating after the break.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang equalised with a terrific shot from the edge of the box, before Alexandre Lacazette's deflected effort put them ahead with 15 minutes remaining.

Then, just two minutes later, Lucas Torreira sealed all three points, making it 4-2.

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