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Dele Alli isn’t even born, Forrest Gump wins big at the Oscars and Google doesn’t exist yet… How the world looked the last time Tottenham Hotspur finished above Arsenal in the Premier League

In 1995, Alan Shearer led Blackburn to an unlikely title and a pint of beer would set you back £1, with Oasis top of the charts

IN beating Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, Tottenham ensured they would finish above their fierce North London rivals in the Premier League.

While that’s a great achievement in itself – and ensures bragging rights for the year – it’s even more impressive when you consider it’s the first time Spurs have managed it since 1994-95.

Tottenham beat Arsenal on Sunday to secure a place above them in the Premier League standings for the first time since the 1994-95 season

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Tottenham beat Arsenal on Sunday to secure a place above them in the Premier League standings for the first time since the 1994-95 season
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal : Spurs outplay Arsenal and remain in the title race

The world was a very different place 22 years ago - and not just in a footballing sense.


Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.


Check out how things looked back in May 1995, back when Tottenham last celebrated finishing above Arsenal...

FOOD & DRINK

Back in 1995, a beer would cost on average just £1

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Back in 1995, a pint of beer would cost on average just £1

LET'S star with the staple comparison... the good, old-fashioned pint of milk.

Back in 1995 a single pint of the white stuff would cost a mere 30p - compared to 45p now.

On to more important things, a pint of beer would set you back just £1, while today you can easily spend over £5.

A Mars bar in 1995 cost less than a 2017 Freddo... a real bone of contention these days

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A Mars bar in 1995 cost less than a 2017 Freddo... a real bone of contention these days

What about a classic Mars bar? Amazingly, one of those treats was just 15p.

You can't even get a Freddo for that now...

POLITICS

Bill Clinton and John Major were the political leaders of the US and UK in 1995

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Bill Clinton and John Major were the political leaders of the US and UK in 1995

LONG before Brexit, Donald Trump or Theresa May, British politics was in the hands of Prime Minister John Major.

There have been four PMs since, while the USA has seen three presidents since 1995 - when Bill Clinton was in the White House.

The Schengen Agreement came into effect in March 1995 - which allowed EU members to travel freely around Europe with the abolition of systematic internal border controls and a common visa policy.

ENTERTAINMENT

Forrest Gump won big at the Oscars, with Toy Story also released in 1995

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Forrest Gump won big at the Oscars, with Toy Story also released in 1995

WE may be able to enjoy HD flat-screen TVs and listen to music on 128GB iPods now, but even back in the 90s, entertainment was still entertainment.

That year, Forrest Gump won big at the Oscars, while the original Toy Story hit the big screen - before going on to become the highest-grossing film of 1995.

Oasis were top of the charts in 1995 with their single Some Might Say

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Oasis were top of the charts in 1995 with their single Some Might Say

On the small screen, a young Friends cast was embarking on just their second season.

Meanwhile, Oasis' classic Some Might Say was No1 in the charts, on the back of their iconic (What's The Story) Morning Glory? album release.

TECHNOLOGY

In 1995, the Nokia 2080 was the height of mobile phone technology

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In 1995, the Nokia 2080 was the height of mobile phone technology

LONG before iPhone 7s, Samsung Galaxy S8s, super-fast computers and search engines saving students across the globes, things were a little bit different.

Back in 1995 mobile phones were absolute bricks - even more so than our old friend the Nokia 3310 - with the Nokia 2080 the height of technology in May 1995.

At the time, Apple also brought back Steve Jobs - their original co-founder - ten years after being forced out.

The PlayStation was released in 1995, as Crash Bandicoot hit our consoles

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The PlayStation was released in 1995, as Crash Bandicoot hit our consoles

Meanwhile, Google was still three years away from existence, with Yahoo launching the web's first-ever search engine.

The PlayStation was finally released in the UK - after its Japan debut in December 1994 - giving us classics like Gran Turismo, Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot shortly after.

FOOTBALL

Arsene Wenger was managing in Japan back in 1995

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Arsene Wenger was managing in Japan back in 1995

BACK in 1995, the world's most expensive transfer title went to Gianluigi Lentini at a less-than mind-blowing £13million - a full £76m shy of Paul Pogba's record today.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger was more Arsene who? Very few knew who he was in England... as he was managing Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan.

Elsewhere, Tottenham star Dele Alli hadn't even been born, Diego Maradona was still playing and Eric Cantona was serving his ban from football for Kung-Fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan.

Eric Cantona was serving his nine-month ban for kicking a Crystal Palace fan

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Eric Cantona was serving his nine-month ban for kicking a Crystal Palace fan

In the year Spurs finished above Arsenal, Alan Shearer led Blackburn to an unlikely Premier League crown.

In global football, the MLS didn't even exist... and don't even get us started on the Chinese Super League.

SPORT

Frank Bruno was in training for his heavyweight title fight in 1995

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Frank Bruno was in training for his heavyweight title fight in 1995

IN the world of sport, South Africa were just kicking-off their successful Rugby World Cup campaign, while Ben Crenshaw had just won his second Masters title in golf.

Long before Anthony Joshua, Frank Bruno was in training on his way to becoming heavyweight champion, beating Oliver McCall in September.

Michael Jordan made a stunning return to the NBA in 1995

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Michael Jordan made a stunning return to the NBA in 1995

Meanwhile, Thomas Muster and Steffi Graf were en route to French Open singles titles in the tennis.

Across the Pond, Michael Jordan made his sensational return to the NBA, while OJ Simpson was in the midst of his murder trial.