The CL race opens again: Spurs celebrate historic derby against an exhausted arsenal

In the derby against Arsenal, Tottenham manage an important three-pointer in the match for the Champions League. Only one point separates the Spurs from their city rivals in fourth place.

Harry Kane (2nd from left) was again the guarantor of the success of his Spurs.
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Spurs coach Antonio Conte changed after a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at one position and started with Sanchez for Romero in the back three. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made no changes compared to the 2-1 match against Leeds.

Kane cools the point

In a derby that was heated up from the start, it was immediately clear to both teams what was at stake. Despite a similarly intense initial phase, there was initially no danger of scoring. The first tension near the goal came after just over 20 minutes when Son went down against Cedric in the penalty area and referee Paul Tierney pointed to the point. Kane gratefully accepted the not uncontroversial penalty kick and scored the lead (22nd).

Keeps flies before the break

As a result, the Spurs players could smell victory in the air. After 33 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Holders might have resulted in another goal for Spurs. A key scene that the hosts followed up with Kane just four point turns later and Arsenal’s second goal and third shot in the neck (37 ‘). However, the Gunners recovered before the break and in the minority they had their best chance through Nketiah, against whom Lloris made it 2-0 at the break (43 ‘).

Shortly after the break, Son removed all doubt and scored to make it 3-0 after just 69 seconds – his 21st goal of the season – with which the match was settled. Tottenham then shifted a gear down, giving the visitors a chance to catch up on what Saka missed (51 ‘). Even in management mode, however, the Spurs remained the dangerous team, missing a fourth goal several times through Emerson Royal (59th) and Son (63rd).

The battle for the best class is gaining momentum

In the final phase, both teams seemed to agree on the outcome. It remained 3-0 to Tottenham, who moved up one point after the Gunners in first place in the Champions League – and celebrated their highest derby victory in the Premier League era.

goals and maps

1: 0H Kane (22 ‘, penalty kick, right footed shot)

2-0H Kane (37 ‘, Headshot, Bentancur)

3-0sun (47 ‘, right foot)

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham

Arsenal FC

arsenal

referee team

Paul Tierney

Paul Tierney
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Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham can play against Burnley FC on Sunday at 13.00, before relegated Norwich are waiting for the last day of the match. The Gunners travel to Newcastle on Monday (21.00) before a home game against Everton ends the match (Click here for the remaining program for the best Premier League clubs). With a derby victory, the Arteta team could have secured their first Champions League ticket since 2016/17 – now the tremors are back.

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