Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino saluted the response of his side, as they watched Chelsea win comfortably at Everton, before overcoming arch-rivals Arsenal 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
In the last ever north London derby to be played at White Hart Lane, it took a Deli Alli strike and a Harry Kane penalty to separate the two sides in the 2-0 win.
Spurs kept their Premier League title hopes alive, still four points behind leaders Chelsea, while Arsenal – by virtue of Manchester City and Manchester United both drawing on Saturday, just about kept their top-four aspirations a reality.
After the match Pochettino praised his team for a mature performance.
He told Sky Sports: "It was a fantastic reaction – it's important to keep focused on our game.
"We can say we're more mature than last season. This team tries to win games and be better than the opponent.
"Today was another chance to see the team learn and improve."
He added: "It was a fantastic afternoon – I'm very happy for players and fans in the last derby here at White Hart Lane.
"It was so emotional. I must say congratulations to the players and fans as this season so far has been fantastic. We tried to pay back all the effort and energy the fans have given us – home and away. We fully deserved the victory.
"Also, to close the gap on Chelsea was the most important thing."
With this result, Spurs ensured that they will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time in 22 years.