Amid the maelstrom at White Hart Lane on Sunday was a battle between what could be England's future in the full-back positions.
Arsenal's left-back Kieran Gibbs was pitted against Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker and both had an influence on the key moments in a game rich in entertainment.
The Spurs player has rightly grabbed all the headlines for his 25-yard strike to win the game and his inclusion in the England squad to face Montenegro on Friday shows that his development is currently more advanced than his Gunners opponent.
Gibbs, on the other hand, played his part in Arsenal conceding the first goal, according to Match of the Day 2 expert Lee Dixon, and is playing in a backline that showed yet more of the "schoolboy defending" the former Gunners defender believes could leave them struggling to make the Premier League's top eight come the end of the season.
The other difference between the pair is that, with Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson injured, Walker may benefit from a more open race to be included in England boss Fabio Capello's plans when it comes to the European Championship next summer.