Tottenham Hotspurs kept their hopes alive of a top-four finish with a splendid win over their North London rivals Arsenal. It was a close first twenty minutes where both the teams pressed for the ball but there were few chances for both of them. The game practically opened up after Heung-Min Son was fouled inside the box by Cedric.
Harry Kane made no mistake in burying the ball behind Aaron Ramsdale. Things became worse for Arsenal when Rob Holding received his second yellow card in the 33rd minute. The second goal for Spurs came just after Holding’s sending off. Again Kane rose to the occasion to put Spurs ahead in the game.
The third goal of the match was scored by Son who secured the three points for Spurs in the second half. Arsenal had little of chances throughout the match and they never came close to scoring.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS PLAYER RATINGS
Hugo LLoris 7/10
Made a couple of good saves and ensured the clean sheet for Spurs.
Davinson Sanchez 7/10
Had a pretty good outing. Did not look confident from the start but still his pass to Kane in the buildup to the third was sublime.
Eric Dier 7/10
Defended well and dealt with the threat of Eddie Nketiah.
Ben Davies 7/10
Made a good block from a Bukayo Saka shot and also helped his team to keep the clean-sheet.
Emerson Royal 7/10
Played quite well and was quite good on the ball.
Rodrigo Bentancur 7/10
Played very well in the midfield and assisted Kane for his second.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 8/10
Was robust in midfield. Moreover, made some excellent tackles.
Ryan Sessegnon 7/10
He has been playing quite good in the wing-back position. In this match he got the better of Saka in numerous occasions.
Dejan Kulusevski 7/10
He posed a threat to Arsenal and his pointed cross earned Spurs a penalty early on in the match.
Harry Kane 8/10
Was splendid throughout the match. Moreover, scored a brace for Spurs to keep on his goalscoring record in the North London derbies.
Heung-Min Son 9/10
Won the penalty. Was involved in sending off Holding. Moreover, scored a goal to wrap up the three points for Spurs.
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