H Kane (49)
Tottenham vs Arsenal
12:30pm Saturday 10th February
HIGHLIGHTS: TOTTENHAM 1-0 ARSENAL
OVER AND OUT!
That concludes our coverage from the 182nd
north London derby. Harry Kane was the
scourge of Arsenal yet again as Spurs atoned for their defeat at the Emirates
earlier in the season with a 1-0 win that moves them up to third in the
table and seven points clear of the Gunners. Thanks for joining us!
'HUGE THREE POINTS'
LACK OF THREAT
It proved to be another testing afternoon for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang preferred from the start, Arsene Wenger turned to the Frenchman to provide an impact with 65 minutes on the clock and with the Gunners in desperate need of a goal.
It took Lacazette a good 25 minutes to get into the game following his substitution, but when his moment came he failed to deliver, spurning two clear chances to salvage a point. He now has just one goal to his name from his last 13 appearances...
For the second home game running, Spurs set a new Premier
League attendance record as 83,222 people watched the north London derby, the
majority of whom will be leaving Wembley in joyous mood after Kane's winner.
MAN OF THE MATCH -
Who else? He's been the top performer in this derby
several times, and Kane came up trumps once again at Wembley.
His header was superb, head and shoulders above Laurent
Koscielny, while Arsenal's appeals for a foul were waved away by Anthony
Kane could, and perhaps should, have a hat-trick to his
name, but his all-round forward play in the second half allowed Spurs to open up
their opponents with ease.
Spurs now go to Juventus on Tuesday in their Champions League last 16 first leg, while Arsenal are in Sweden to face Ostersund in their Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash on Thursday evening.
A MESSAGE FROM KANE
He's just hit the winner in the north London derby but Harry Kane still had time to issue this message to Spurs fans. What a guy!
(7), Trippier (7), Sanchez (8), Vertonghen (8), Davies (7), Dier (7), Dembele
(7), Son (7), Eriksen (7), Alli (7), Kane (8).
(5), Lamela (6).
(6), Bellerin (7), Mustafi (7), Koscielny (5), Monreal (6), Elneny (5), Xhaka
(6), Wilshere (5), Ozil (6), Mkhitaryan (5), Aubameyang (5).
Subs: Iwobi (5),
Welbeck (5), Lacazette (5).
Man of the Match: Harry
POST MATCH FACTS
GUNNERS FIRE BLANK
TOTTENHAM 1-0 ARSENAL
Ozil's free-kick strikes the Spurs wall and the referee blows the full-time whistle as Spurs win the north London derby! In the end it was nervy but Spurs were well worth the victory as Harry Kane's second-half header clinched the victory.
The full-time whistle is met with unsavoury scenes as Erik Lamela's celebrations infuriate Jack Wilshere, and the pair have to separated by team-mates. The Gunners will be more frustrated with their performance, though, as a lack of concentration and failure to take their chances costs them dear.
90+5: YELLOW! Panic really setting in for Spurs here as Welbeck latches onto a loose ball on the edge of the area and draws a foul from Dembele, who is booked for his troubles. Ozil standing over the free-kick 20 yards from goal...
90+3: CHANCE! Incredible! Having spurned a glorious chance to haul Arsenal level just moments earlier, Lacazette's sheer pace creates a something out of nothing as he ghosts in behind Sanchez. He just has Lloris to beat and he looks to have picked out the far corner with a low effort, but his shot trickles inches wide of the target.
90+2: We're halfway through FOUR minutes of added time at Wembley.
90+1: HUGE CHANCE! Bellerin breaks down the right and floats a great ball to the back post for Lacazette to volley home, but he gets his effort all wrong, blazing it over the target from eight yards.
90: CHANCE! Lamela latches onto a hopeful long ball, the offside flag stays down despite Arsenal's appeals but another chance goes begging for Spurs as Lamela lashes a low drive across the face of goal.
88: Arsenal patiently work their way into the final third before Ozil tries to release Monreal with a loft pass up field. However, due to the wet conditions, the ball skips off the surface and out of play before the Spaniard can gather.
86: Aubameyang's pace forces Sanchez to turn the ball behind for a corner. Trippier clears the delivery at the near post but Wilshere gathers and so nearly slots Welbeck through on goal, but Lloris is off his line in a flash to gather.
86: SUB! Third and final change for Arsenal as Welbeck replaces Xhaka.
85: Dier meets the corner at the near post but his header flashes wide at the near post.
84: Kane shows great hunger to chase a lost cause and forces Monreal to turn the ball behind for a corner.
84: SUB! Second change for Spurs as Alli makes way for Wanyama.
82: OFFSIDE! Ozil threads Aubameyang through on goal but the attack is cut short by the linesman's flag going up on the far side. It's a tight one but it looks to be the right call.
81: Arsenal give possession away on halfway to Kane but Koscielny goes flying into a challenge to prevent the Spurs hitman from breaking clean through on goal.
79: YELLOW! Lamela flies into a challenge with Wilshere but the Arsenal midfielder is too quick, he catches him and picks a booking.
CHANCE AFTER CHANCE...
... after chance. Will Spurs rue their missed opportunities?
75: SAVE! How many more chances do Tottenham need to double their lead?! Lamela finds Eriksen on the left and his cross-field pass falls perfectly for the late-arriving Tripper, who hits a crisp half-volley on target. But it's straight at Cech who makes another save to keep Arsenal in the game.
72: CHANCE! Referee Taylor plays an advantage for Spurs which allows Lamela to race all the way into the Arsenal area. The Gunners defenders stand off the winger, inviting him to shoot, but Cech is on hand with a fine save to prevent his effort from finding the target at the near post.
71: CLOSE! Seconds after Cech is nearly charged down while trying to clear his lines, Alli is released clean through on goal. But, with Cech racing off his line to close down the angle, his chipped effort trickles just wide of the target.
71: SUB! And the proves to be Son's last involvement as he makes way for Lamela.
70: CHANCE! Spurs outnumber Arsenal on the counter as Son is found is space on the left, but he fails to take advantage as he blazes a wild effort over the bar from 18 yards.
68: SAVE! Aubameyang sprints down the left flank as Arsenal go in search of an equaliser. His cross is cleared as far as Wilshere on the edge of area, who, after digging the ball from under his feet, curls a sweet strike towards goal which Lloris saves at full stretch.
67: Kane holds his ground to send Mustafi to ground after an aerial battle, but the Spurs striker's touch on Wilshere in the following phase of play is adjudged to have been too firm, and Arsenal win a free-kick before the hosts can break.
MORE NLD HEROICS
65: Kane lays the ball off to Son in midfield and he tries to release Eriksen into space but a crucial last-ditch interception from Mustafi stops the Spurs attack in its tracks.
64: SUBS! Double change for Arsenal as Mkhitaryan and Elneny make way for Lacazette and Iwobi.
62: Son wins a free-kick on the left off Bellerin which Arsenal are only able to clear for a corner. The pressure remains but Cech punches the first delivery clear before gathering the second to relieve the danger.
Arsenal were appealing for a foul for a push on Koscielny, but referee Anthony Taylor waved play on, and that's probably fair.
60: What a game we have on our hands here. Arsenal have just steadied themselves after the Spurs onslaught and both sides are throwing everything at each other in search of goals.
57: SAVE! Eriksen whips a stunning effort over the Arsenal wall which looks destined to nestle in the top corner but Cech leaps across his line to tip it over for a corner, which comes to nothing.
56: Spurs applying so much pressure on the Arsenal defence and they win a free-kick right on the edge of the area as Son draws a foul from Bellerin. Can Spurs double their lead? Eriksen and Davies over the ball...
54: CHANCE! Arsenal are under real pressure here as a cross from the right falls into the path of Kane who lashes a fierce drive towards goal. Thankfully for Arsenal, Cech is right behind to make a point-blank save, and Alli is unable to convert the rebound.
52: CHANCE! Nearly another for Kane! It's a superb cross from the right from Eriksen, and Kane has got in-between the two centre-backs and has a clear head at goal... but he glances it wide of the left-hand post!
Arsenal get out of jail that time!
GOAL! TOTTENHAM 1-0 ARSENAL (Kane, 49)
First blood to Spurs in the north London derby and it's 101 Premier League goals and counting for Harry Kane. Davies whips a delightful ball in from the left which lands on the head of Kane who fends off Koscielny to direct the ball into the corner. The man for the big occasion delivers yet again for Spurs.
TOTTENHAM 0-0 ARSENAL
49: Heart-in-mouth moment for Cech as his heavy touch presents Kane with the chance to charge down his clearance, but the Arsenal goalkeeper clears his lines.
48: Arsenal coolly play their way out from the back as Mkhitaryan receives the ball on halfway and draws a foul from Trippier.
46: Spurs on the attack from the get go as they carve through Arsenal's midfield. Alli receives the ball on the edge of the area, plays it out to Son who ships it on to Davies on the overlap, but Mustafi throws himself at his cross the relieve the danger.
KICK-OFF! With both teams as they were, Spurs get the second half underway!
It's as-you-were, or close to it, with Spurs 11/10, the draw 7/4 and Arsenal 11/4. Price Boosts include cards for England duo Alli and Wilshere at 10/1 combined, or Kane to score first at 4/1.
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Eriksen whips an enticing ball into the Arsenal area from the left but some last-gasp defending sees the Gunners reach the break level.
Not the spectacle many predicted ahead of kick-off as both sides struggle to find their form in the final third. As north London derbies go, it's been a pretty tame affair, with defenders coming out on top against the attackers.
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