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BT Sport has apologised after a power cut interrupted coverage of the north London derby of Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

A power outage caused the picture and sound to be cut off during injury time of the 2-2 draw.

The match was touted as the biggest north London derby of a generation.

"We are sorry for the temporary loss in picture and sound," a BT spokesperson said. "This was due to a loss of power at the stadium."

A technical fault message appeared on screen. The picture returned just in time for fans to see a crucial tackle from Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer which prevented Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey scoring a goal that would have won the match.

The draw cost Tottenham the chance to go to the top of the Premier League.

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

Fans took to Twitter to complain. One wrote: "Cheers for ruining the climax to the most important north London derby in decades, BT."

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