It would be a North London derby to forget for Arsenal as Tottenham thrashed them 3-0 to close the gap in the race for a top 4 finish. The Gunners were riddled with defensive errors as well as poor judgements, one of which led to Rob Holding being sent off in the 33rd minute.
Harry Kane converted from the spot in the 22nd minute to give Spurs the lead and he later doubled the tally in the 37th minute with a sublime header. Heung-min Son got the third goal just few seconds after the restart to compound Arsenal’s woes.
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Goal! Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal
There’s no easing off for Spurs! Son Heung-min pounces on a loose ball in the penalty area and makes it three
As it stands, Spurs are one point behind Arsenal on the Premier League table. Let’s see if Arsenal can climb out of the hole they have dug themselves.
Two goals, a penalty, a red card – we already saw it all in the first half, as Tottenham took advantage of the opportunities the visitors handed them to hold a commanding lead. Arsenal will need something special to get back into this one!
Goal! Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal
Bentancur heads on Son’s corner and Kane dives in at the back post to head it home. 2-0 to Spurs.
Rob Holding is shown a second yellow card after bringing down Son Heung-min
Goal! Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal
No mistake from Harry Kane who gives Spurs the lead from the penalty spot!
And we are underway here for the North London Derby! A must win for both sides, who will run away winner?
It’s the biggest north London derby in years as Tottenham host Arsenal in a potentially decisive clash in the race for Champions League football.
The hosts have suffered an injury blow, with Cristian Romero ruled out, while Arsenal will be relieved to have Bukayo Saka available and he starts.
The Gunners make the short trip to face their rivals with a four-point cushion going into the final three games of the season, meaning they will still be in fourth whatever happens tonight.
But Mikel Arteta and his side know that victory would seal a top-four spot and book their return to Europe’s top table for the first time since the 2016/17 season.