Toby Alderweireld picked up a late winner as Tottenham came from behind with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the first North London derby at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to lift their European hopes.

Alexandre Lacazette put in front of the visitors at a 16-minute rocket, before a defensive mix between Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz allowed Son Heung-Min to level in 137 seconds.

Then Ben Davies struck the crossbar for the hosts with a first-half thunderbolt as the two sides added to a dynamic first 45 football attacks.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clattered the woodwork with a thumping shot after the break Arsenal took over and just before the hour mark.

However, Jose Mourinho ‘s side soaked the tension and more aggressively countered as the game went on, with Alderweireld winning victory nine minutes from time, with a simple header from a left corner.

The result sees Spurs in the eighth position as the Arsenal leapfrog, six points behind fifth-placed Manchester United with a game in hand. Arsenal, with only three matches remaining, are two points behind in seventh.

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