Tottenham To Finish Above Arsenal For First Time In 22 Years After Convincing Win At White Hart Lane (Video)

Alan Duffy

30th, April 2017

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Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane helped Tottenham to a convincing 2-0 win in the north London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Spurs were the better side throughout the first-half, but failed to make the most of a number of great chances, with Alli missing a header when it looked harder to miss.

Christian Eriksen then hit the woodwork with a side-footed effort when he really should have scored.

The first-half would end in stalemate but soon after the re-start, the Lilywhites got the goal they deserved, with Alli firing home after an initial shot from Eriksen.

Three minutes later, the hosts made it 2-0, via a Harry Kane penalty. However, on a day of questionable penalty decisions, the striker was arguably lucky to win the foul after seeming to initiate the contact with Gabriel.

However, whether or not the penalty was warranted, Spurs were well worth their 2-0 lead against an Arsenal side who once again produced a flaccid display.

Arsene Wenger sent on Danny Welbeck to try to kickstart his side’s impotent attack but as has been the case so often this season, the Gunners were simply second best.

Tottenham would cruise home to move back to within just four points of leaders Chelsea, and an incredible 17 points ahead of Arsenal.

There’ll be no St. Totteringham’s Day this season, with Spurs guaranteed to finish above their rivals for the first time in 22 years.

Chin up beleaguered Gooners, it had to happen some time, didn’t it?

Arsenal now find themselves six points off a top-four spot, with a Champions League place looking increasingly unlikely.

 

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  1. Archer says:

    Agreed, Spurs definitely deserved the win, as much the better side – solid at the back and dangerous up front.

    I’ve no idea why England strikers are finding the need to dive left, right and centre – Kane’s was as blatant as Rashfords – both should be ashamed of themselves.

    All of the celebrations at the lane really show how bizarre the beautiful game has become – celebrating what will more than likely be second place (and a CL spot, of course); and that’s it (albeit above the Gooners in the table).

    Arsenal, on the other hand, as poor as they are playing right now and getting pelters from all angles, may actually finish the year with another trophy.

    • nameinho says:

      Huh? Celebration is unwarranted here? It doesn’t matter if its for a title or to be relegated. A win in any derby is cause for celebration, especially in this case one of the biggest rivalries in football. What are you on about?

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