Harry Kane opened the scoring with a fine header for the home side early in the second half after a largely uneventful first period at Wembley Stadium, Spurs’ temporary home.
The goal meant Cech has now gone nine Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet – the goalkeeper’s longest ever run without one in the competition.
But it could have been two if it weren’t for some heroics from the Arsenal stopper, as he displayed some tremendous acrobatics to keep Eriksen’s free-kick out of the top corner.
It wasn’t enough for Arsenal to earn anything, however, and victory for Spurs opens up a seven-point gap over their fierce rivals.
These players knew how to make their mark.
This will do your head in.
Featuring plenty of Razor Ruddock.
One of the World Cup’s most infamous matches.
Dean Ashton’s career was cruelly cut short.
Fair play to the Brazil fan dressed as a sticker.
This is outstanding.
Five penalties were given, but only three scored.
His free-kicks alone were worth the entrance fee.
Juan Carlos Valeron was a true footballing artist.