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Arsenal Kane’d yet again as Spurs rise to 3rd

Harry Kane scored the only goal of the match in the second half to settle the North London Derby.

Spurs rose to 3rd after it ended FT : Tottenham 1 – 0 Arsenal, Wembley Stadium, London. 

Harry Kane gave Tottenham’s top-four hopes a lift as his header secured a 1-0 win over rivals Arsenal on Saturday. The England international striker powered home Ben Davies’ cross in the 49th minute to avenge Spurs’ 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium in November in the first north London derby to take place at Wembley since 1993.

The victory lifts Mauricio Pochettino’s side into third place in the table, having played a game more than Liverpool and Chelsea, while Arsenal slip to six points adrift of the automatic Champions League qualification places.

The Gunners looked nothing like the attacking force that put five past Everton last week. Spurs likewise had few chances in a poor first half but Kane broke the deadlock with his 23rd league goal of the season, his seventh top-flight derby strike in as many games.

Even after going ahead the home side missed good opportunities to extend their lead but they rarely looked in danger of conceding an equaliser, as Arsenal slipped to an eighth loss of a league season and are in no man’s land(6th place) and away fans will return home with disappointment for another season.

 

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