Tottenham hotspurs defeated their London rivals Arsenal by two goals to nil courtesy of Dele Alli and Harry Kane’s goals that came within three minutes. Never did it occur to minds although the Gunners were a weaker side that Spurs would easily get quick goals nevertheless Arsenal’s performance continues to raise questions regarding Arsene Wenger’s competence.
Tottenham from the sound of a blown whistle played better than Arsenal in many ways including possession, goal attempts, passes, quality of display not denying the fact that a few attempts by Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey created possibilities goals for the away team. Although the first half ended goalless, Mauricio Pochettino boy’s returned to mount pressure until the first breakthrough.
Dead-lock got broken by 21-year-old Alli at the 56th minute. The English Mid-fielder shot past the goal keeper after Petr Cech had saved an attempted from Christian Eriksen and in less than sixty seconds, defender Gabriel brought down Kane hence referee pointed to the spot 12 yards. The English striker converted into the net leaving Cech baffled on which side to dive at the 58th minutes.
With the Victory, Tottenham is obviously finishing above the Gunner for the first time in two decades, the last time being in 1995 a record fans at white hart lane are excited about, some remained to celebrate in the stadium since it was the last derby at the white hart lane. However number two scorer Kane appreciated the reality of finishing above Arsenal and stated the most important is focus in the next matches so as to Chase Chelsea.
“We were only thinking about the title race – the fans having bragging rights is just an added bonus” Said Kane to Sky Sports interviewer.
Much As Manchester City and United all played draw earlier today, it’s tighter for the Gunners after the unexpected and undesired defeat, meaning Arsenal still seats 6th on the table with 60 points after 33 games played. True the North London side has a game at hand but banking on it would only work if they win the remaining fixtures as other clubs lose.
Full Time Results
Tottenham Hotspurs 2 – 0 Arsenal
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