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Phil McNulty has shared that there were ‘huge cheers’ from the Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium during Tottenham’s defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, as he told BBC Sport.

The BBC reporter shared that Palace’s 3-0 win against Spurs was shown on the big screen at Arsenal.

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Mikel Arteta’s side were preparing for their home clash against Norwich, whilst two London rivals were coming to blows not far from their stadium.

Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring from the penalty spot when the referee adjudged that Ben Davies handled Conor Gallagher’s cross. – that’s after Japhet Tanganga was given his marching orders.

And McNulty shared how Arsenal fans reacted to their bitter rivals ‘struggles’, prior to their narrow win against Norwich,

“Arsenal fans around The Emirates are enjoying Spurs’ struggles at Crystal Palace,” said McNulty. 

“Huge cheers among those watching the big screens as Palace are awarded, and then score from a penalty.

“Then more as the face of their former hero Patrick Vieira flashes up celebrating the goal.”

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It was a drama-filled game at Palace, which included Tanganga seeing red and then receiving two yellows for his red card. 

For some Arsenal fans the result, during their own troubles, would have been sweeter because it was their club legend in the dugout.

Patrick Vieria was searching for his first three points as Palace manager and he achieved it quite comfortably against his one-time North London rivals.

But whilst Arsenal fans enjoyed that one, they are still sitting behind both Palace and Spurs in the Premier League table, as all three have had mixed starts to their respective seasons.

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