Harry Kane scored a brace to help Tottenham produce one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. The result took Spurs within one point of their North London rivals. Harry Kane opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute before Rob Holding was sent off in the 37th minute. Kane doubled their advantage in the 37th minute before Heung-Min Son sealed the three points in the 47th minute.
Tottenham: Lloris (8), Royal (7), Sanchez (7), Dier (7), Davies (8), Hojbjerg (7), Bentancur (7), Sessegnon (7), Kulusevski (7), Son (8), Kane (9).
Subs: Bergwijn (6), Moura (6), Rodon (n/a).
Arsenal: Ramsdale (6), Tomiyasu (5), Holding (2), Gabriel (5), Cedric (4), Xhaka (5), Elneny (6), Saka (5), Odegaard (6), Martinelli (5), Nketiah (5).
Subs: Lacazette (5), Smith Rowe (5), Tavares (5).
Man of the Match: Harry Kane.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta: “If I say what I think I am suspended for six months. I don’t know how to lie so I prefer not to say what I think. I cannot say what I think. I am not unhappy with my players. I am proud of my players. I want the referees to come in front of the camera and explain their decisions. It’s a shame because such a beautiful game was destroyed today. The decision was made. We can’t change it. The referee has to make a decision in football.”
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte: “When there are games that are must-win, winning it is not easy. We could have only one result. To see players with this focus, this calm, and this positive pressure. We tried to be stable. This is the first step to becoming an important team. The atmosphere was amazing. For this reason, we have to give thanks to our fans. They were incredible from the start until the end. They pushed us a lot. I think we repaid their faith with a good win in an important derby, especially because we are now very close to them.”
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