Fans vent over football derby power cut

5 Mar

Tottenham's Harry Kane after scoring Spurs' second goal against Arsenal during the north London derby at White Heart LaneImage copyright

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Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored Spurs’ second goal against Arsenal during the north London derby at White Heart Lane

Television viewers of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Tottenham were left frustrated as a power cut hit the north London stadium.

BT Sport confirmed a power outage caused a brief loss of pictures and sound in the dying minutes of the game at White Hart Lane.

The match, touted as the biggest north London derby of a generation, finished 2-2.

BT apologised and said it was “investigating the root cause”.

A spokesman said: “We are sorry for the temporary loss of picture and sound. This was due to a loss of power at the stadium.”

BT Sport quickly displayed a technical fault message on screen, and when the pictures returned – initially without accompanying sound – it was just in time for fans to see a last-ditch tackle from Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer which prevented Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey from scoring a potential winning goal.

After the match, presenter Jake Humphrey told viewers: “What a pleasure that was, apart from the couple of minutes that you lost and apologies again for that.”

The draw earned Arsenal a vital point as Spurs missed the opportunity to go top of the Premier League.

Fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration at missing the crucial minutes of added time.

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