Premier League North London Derby Highlights: Tottenham sneaks past Arsenal

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Son Heung-min celebrates after equalising for Tottenham against Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday.   -  Twitter @SpursOfficial

Tottenam Hotspur climbed up to the eighth spot in the Premier League after claiming a 2-1 win over Arsenal in Sunday's North London derby. 

Alexandre Lacazette had put Arsneal ahead with a thunderous strike, but the lead lasted all of 137 seconds as Son Heung-min pounced on a defnesive lapse restore parity.

Toby Alderweireld emrged the match-winner as his late header, his second North London derby goal, sealed the game and earned Jose Mourinho's side three vital points.

MATCH REPORT - Alderweireld header powers Tottenham past Arsenal

The results takes Tottenham's tally to 52 points from 35 games, two shy of seventh-placed Sheffield United, while Arsenal is ninth with 50 points from as many games.

 

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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

90+4' FULL TIME! Toby Alderweireld's 81st minute header is the difference as Tottenham Hotspur sneaks to a 2-1 win over Arsenal in the North London derby.

 

90+3' Erik Lamela replaces Son Heung-min for Tottenham.

90' Saka gets a yellow card for throwing the ball after Sissoko is awarded a free-kick. The fourth official has signalled for four minutes of stoppage time.

88' A chance on the counter for Tottenham as Son makes the long run into the Arsenal box, but fails to trouble the goalkeeper.

 

87' Bergwijn comes on and gets booked in no time for a foul on Aubameyang.

84' Triple change for Arsenal - Joe Willock, Cedric Soares and Reiss Nelson replace Kieran Tierney, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin.

84' Another change for the home side - Oliver Skipp takes Lo Celso's place. 

82' First change for Tottenham: Steven Bergwijn comes on for Lucas Moura.

 

81' GOAAAAAAAAAAL! Alderweireld leaps abover his marker to nod Son Heung-min's corner and put Tottenham ahead.

81' Moura shows great vision to squeeze a through ball for Kane, but Martinez, yet again, races off his line to ensure the scoreline remains unchanged.

80' Back to back corners for Arsenal, but the delivery is poor on bith ocassions. 

79' Lloris leaps to his left to keep out Aubameyang's half-volley. Corner for Arsenal!

76' Oh boy, quite uncesseary this. Winks picks up a yellow card for yanking Lacazette's jersey. Tottenham has four players on a yellow card now - Lo Celso, Aurier, Davies and Winks.

74' Another fine move for the home side as Moura beats Mustafi and squares it down the centre, but cannot find a white shirt in the box.

71' What a chance for Tottenham! Kane latches onto Winks' punt and dodges his way past Mustafi into the nox. He tries ti lay it for Son, but Martinez comes off hjis line to deny Son a real shot.

70' First change of the evening: Saka replaces Pepe for Arsenal.

65' Here's a staggering stat - Arsenal has had 82 per cent of possession in the second half!

61' Pepe picks up a yellow card now. Moura steals the ball from him and darts down the flank but Pepe hacks him down and is booked.

59' How very unlucky for Aubameyang! Lacazette finds him unmarked on thw far post and Aubameyang fires a ferocious strike, but it thunders off the crossbar. Lloris had little to no chance here, he barely even saw the ball!

 

55' Mustafi tries a spectacular overhead kcik from a set-piece situation, but it's a routine save for Lloris.

53' Bellerin floats a cross in but Kolasinac's shot, from a rebound, is wide.

52' Ceballos is brought down by Winks and it's a free-kick from a sangerous position for Arsenal.

50' A vital tackle this, from Mustafi. Lo Celso plays a terrific ball for Moura down the left and the Brazilian storms into the box but Mustafi does really well to track back and block his attempt.

46' KICK-OFF! And the second half gets underway

A thunderbolt from Lacazette and a composed dink from Son see Arsenal and Tottenham remain tied at 1-1 at the end of the opening half of the North London derby.

Arsenal went ahead in the 17th minute but the lead was short-lived as Son equalised shortly after. Neither side has been able to stamp its authority on the game just  yet, and another enthralling 45 minutes await us. Stay tuned!

 

45+2' Now Davies is booked as he clatters into Pepe from behind. He's the second Tottenham defender after Aurier to be booked.

45' Lacazette takes out Lo Celso with a tackle from behind and is shown a yellow card. Two minutes of added time to be played.

43' Son finds Moura on the left and the Brazilian has a go at goal, but the strike takes a deflection off Mustafi and its a Spurs corner.

40' It is Aubameyang but the ball swerves past the post. We're down to the last five minutes of regulation time in the opening half.

39' Pepe twists and turns and tries to make room for a shot and is hacked down by Davies at the edge of the box. Lacazette and Aubameyang standing over the ball for now....

35' The momentum seems to be shifting in Arsenal's favour now. The visiting side has close to 60 per cent possession and is starting to expose the chinks in Tottenham's defence.

34' Aurier goes into the referee's book. He loses the ball cheaply due to an awful first touch and Lacazette pounces on it. Aurier proceeds to wrestle him to the ground and picks up a yellow. Free-kick to Arsenal and a second booking for the home side.

31' What a thunderbolt from Davies! He lets one rip from 35-odd yards out and rattles the crossbar. Martinez manages to get a bit of glove on it, but that strike was nearly unstoppable.

 

28' Silly stuff from Aurier. He thinks the ball has gone over the line and gets a boot on it, giving away a cheap corner.

25' STAT - Alexandre Lacazette becomes the first Arsenal player to score home and away against Tottenham in a single Premier League season since Per Mertesacker in 2012-13.

 

23' Lo Celso delivers a defence-splitting pass, but Kane is caught offside.

20' Two goals in 137 seconds and we're back on level terms! 

19' SON MAKES IT 1-1! Kolasinac's plays a poor back pass towards Luiz and Son latches on it, dodges his way into the box and chips it over Martinez. Game on!

17' LACAZETTE! WHAT A STRIKE THAT IS! He picks up the ball in the attacking third and fires a phenomenal swerving strike to bust the net. Arsenal leads 1-0.

 

16' Lo Celso is booked for a rather unnecessary off-the-ball tackle.

13' Bellerin makes a scintillating run down the right and beats two men to get into the Spurs box. He crosses it for Aubameyang in the goalmouth, but the latter fails to get a touch on it. Fine work from Bellerin!

10' Kaaaaaaaane! Moura plays a delightful diagonal ball and Kane races past three men to lob it past Martinez, but the Arsenal 'keeper does well to block it.

9' Xhaka does well to find Tierney and he curls a ball into the box but Alderweireld heads it out for a corner.

5' Tottenham looking good here - Mourinho's men have seen more of the ball and the passing has been smooth so far.

2' Promising start for the home side - Lucas Moura shoots from close to 30 yards out, but Martinez has it covered. Kane has a shot soon after too.

1' KICK-OFF!

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8:50 pm: The players have completed their warm-ups and we're 10 minutes away from kick-off! What are your predictions for this evening's North London derby?

 

8:40 pm: This fixture, last season, saw the sides share the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Here's a throwback to how Aaron Ramsey put Arsenal ahead:

 

8:30 pm: Here are a few fun stats ahead of the game:

-- A goal today would make Harry Kane the top-scorer in the history of North London derby

-- This is Jose Mourinho and Mikel Arteta's first-ever north London derby match

-- Arsenal is aiming to win three consecutive Premier League away matches for the first time since October 2018

-- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been involved in four goals in his last three Premier League matches against Tottenham. However, all of these three goals and one assist have come at home.

 

8:25 pm: In yet another horrible racism incident, Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha was subjected to racist abuse on social media ahead of the game against Aston Villa. READ - Palace’s Zaha subjected to online racial abuse by Villa fan

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8:15 pm: It's Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho's first Nirth London derby and he feels the tie North London derby will not decide 'big things', says Mourinho

 

8:10 pm: STAT: A strike today would make Harry Kane the top-scorer in the history of this North London derby. He has scored 10 goals in this fixture so far.

 

8:05 pm: Three changes for Spurs - Davinson Sanchez, Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura replace Jan Vertonghen, Erik Lamela and Steven Bergwijn.

Just the one change for Arsenal as Nicolas Pepe takes Bukayo Saka's place in the starting XI.

 

8:03 pm: LINE UPS!

Tottenham: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Lucas, Son, Kane

Arsenal: Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Tierney, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

8:00 pm: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta feels Form not a factor in North London derby, says Arsenal's Arteta in this evening's North London derby. Here's a snippet from his pre-match conference -

 

7:50 pm: A lot on the line for Arsenal today - Mike Arteta's side is looking to win three consecutive Premier League away matches for the first time since October 2018!

 

7:45 pm: Tottenham will be playing its first North London derby at the newly-constructed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Here are some of the side's best goals against Arsenal at the White Hard Lane, its previous home ground -

 

Match preview:

Tenth-placed Tottenham has a chance to sneak past Arsenal and jump to the 8th spot in the Premier League table when the two sides clash this evening at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. While Spurs have picked up eight points in five games since the season's restart last month, Arsenal claimed 10 points.

Arsenal has been more impressive than Tottenham since the restart, especially in an attacking sense. Tottenham has kept three clean sheets in its last four games, but has managed only five goals in five games, compared to Arsenal's 10.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says the North London derby, his first, is 'not a match that will decide big things' but knows the importance of bragging rights for fans. “This moment we are both in a very similar situations,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday. “It's not that incredible emotion where we are fighting for something really big, more than just to finish above the other one.

“Both of us, realistically, are not fighting for a Champions League position. But it's a big match for the table, and on top of that there is a rivalry. Clubs are made by and for the fans and the fans have a special feeling for this match and so the people on the pitch have to fight,” he said.

Team news

Tottenham: The home side will be without  Dele Alli, who is still struggling with a hamstring injury, while defender Eric Dier is suspended. Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth will also miss the game.

Arsenal: No new injury concerns for Arsenal but Eddie Nketiah will not feature today as he is suspended after picking up a red card against Leicester last week. Mesut Ozil, who has a back issue, could be given a look-in, while Bernd Leno, Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari are out injured.

The Tottenham vs Arsenal match will be shown live on the Star Sports network and will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.