Arsenal went ahead after just 11 minutes when Mesut Ozil found the target with a deft touch, but Harry Kane scored twice in the second period to wrap up all three points for the hosts.
It was a very entertaining match and left former Tottenham manager Pleat purring about the football on show at White Hart Lane.
"Tottenham and Arsenal, I want to say they slugged it out but they both played some superb football,” the 70-year-old told BBC Radio 5 live.
“Tottenham’s vibrancy kept Arsenal on the back foot. We often talk about high ticket prices but nobody will feel they were hard done by today. It was a wonderful spectacle. Theatre as good as you'll ever see."
Tottenham fans will agree
One can expect most Tottenham fans to agree with Pleat. Despite paying what many would suggest over-the-top ticket prices, the home team’s supporters were treated to a North London derby win.
Even if Tottenham had not played as well as they did and had eked out a 1-0 win, the fans would still have gone home happy.
After all, this is the North London derby, one of the biggest in the world.
Will Arsenal fans agree?
Arsenal supporters will probably not agree that they were not hard done by on Saturday. Although Arsene Wenger’s side did play well on occasions and took the lead, they lost.
And lost to their fierce rivals.