Thanks to a brace from Harry Kane as well as a goal from Son Heung-min, Tottenham smashed Arsenal to come within a point of fourth in the Premier League and their opponent of the day. Reduced to ten at half an hour of play, the Gunners have therefore wasted their joker and risk feeling the breath of the Spurs until the end of the season.
Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal
Goals: Kane (22and MS, and 37and) and Sound (47and)
Time may pass inexorably, but some things never change. Habits that we thought were gone, and which finally come back tirelessly. Customs that we thought were over, and which constantly sign their return. The decisive presence of Kane or the unfortunate absence of Arsenal in big games, for example. The proof with this large important victory of Tottenham against the Gunners with a double from the English striker during the 22and late day of the Premier League, in a confrontation that rekindles the suspense over a much-desired fourth place. Fifth, the Spurs have indeed returned to a small point behind their opponents of the day and can therefore still believe in the Champions League zone.
When bad news comes together…
Difficult to target the turning point of the match, if indeed there is only one. Still, Tottenham quickly made the difference in the first half, Kane converting a penalty conceded by Cédric for a charge on Son twenty big minutes after kick-off. The beginning of the nightmare for Arsenal. Because at the half hour mark, despite a double missed opportunity by Kane and Emerson, Holding leaves its partners at ten due to a second yellow card sanctioning a blow to the face of Son. The following ? The double from Kane, top scorer in the history of this North London derby with thirteen goals thanks to a diving header from a corner, another opportunity wasted by Emerson and a save from Lloris in front of Nketiah just before intermission.
Objective: to limit damage
2-0 at the break, therefore, then very quickly 3-0: on returning from the locker room, this time it was Son who found his way to the net by taking advantage of a ball lost by the inevitable Kane and badly repelled by the Gunners. Therefore, what to do when the score is so thick and we evolve in numerical inferiority on the move on the lawn of a direct competitor? Answer: resist somehow, so as not to damage too much a goal difference already in bad shape (+11, against +23 in favor of the Spurs). Ramsdale therefore does the job, intervening against a new attempt from Emerson and avoiding the hat-trick from Kane. To make matters worse on the Arsenal side, Gabriel has to come out injured, and Lloris does everything to hang on to his clean sheet with a disgusting new stop Ødegaard. Nothing to do, Tottenham is superior this Thursday. But at the end of the exercise, which team will be above the other in the standings? And next season, who will compete in the C1?Tottenham (5-3-2): Lloris – Emerson, Sanchez, Dier, Davies (Rodon, 82and), Sessegnon – Bentancur, Højbjerg, Kulusevski (Lucas, 72and) – Sound (Bergwijn, 72and), Kane. Coach : Tale.
Arsenal (4-3-3): Ramsdale – Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel (Tavares, 76and), Cédric – Xhaka, Elneny, Ødegaard – Saka, Martinelli (Smith-Rowe, 63and), Nketiah (Lacazette, 73and). Coach : Arteta.
By Florian Cadu
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