EPL: Harry Kane heads Tottenham to 1-0 victory over Arsenal
Harry Kane tormented Arsenal again as the Tottenham striker's clinical finish sealed a 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday
Tottenham forward Harry Kane (right) heads the winner against Arsenal on Saturday. pic/Getty Images
Harry Kane tormented Arsenal again as the Tottenham striker's clinical finish sealed a 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday. Kane's header early in the second half gave Tottenham the victory their enterprising display deserved as Mauricio Pochettino's side climbed to third in the Premier League. It was the Tottenham striker's seventh goal in seven league games against the club who rejected him as a youngster.
Kane's latest heroics also made it sweet revenge for Tottenham after they were beaten at Arsenal earlier this season. In the first north London derby at Wembley for 25 years, Tottenham extended their recent mastery over Arsenal, who have won only once in the last eight league meetings with their hated neighbours. Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine league matches and remain in a good position to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.
In stark contrast, this was another dispiriting day for Arsenal in a season already marred by too many painful moments. Arsenal's first defeat in 10 visits to Wembley is a huge blow to their hopes of returning to the Champions League. Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was virtually anonymous and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ineffective.
Boost for Tottenham
Defeat for Arsenal leaves them seven points behind their fiercest rivals as Tottenham boosted their chances of finishing in the Premier League's top four. Spurs are third in the EL table.
Seven No. of goals Harry Kane has scored in seven EPL north London derby games
One No. of defeat Arsenal have suffered in 10 Wembley visits
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