It was a heated north London derby on Thursday night time as Spurs closed the hole on rivals Arsenal with the highest 4 race set to go right down to the wire.
Tottenham made their residence benefit rely as they picked up a vital three points against the Gunners. Harry Kane’s first-half brace adopted by Son Heung-min’s strike after the break sealed a 3-0 victory.
For Arsenal, it was an evening to overlook. Cedric gave away a useless penalty, which Kane transformed, to go a objective down earlier than Rob Holding’s moment of madness as he elbowed Son which resulted within the defender being despatched off.
Holding and Son prelude
Rob Holding was sent off for an elbow on Son nevertheless it was brewing with quite a few incidents between the pair. The Arsenal defender fouled the Spurs star on a number of events and at one level held him right down to cease him from getting again to his ft.
Son reacted angrily as he confronted Holding because the gamers got here along with tempers threatening to boil over. Bukayo Saka then squared as much as the Spurs ahead with numerous pushing and shoving.
It was clear proper from the get-go that Holding was attempting to ruffle Son’s feathers however that will in the end backfire because the Englishman was dismissed moments later as he caught the ahead within the face with a excessive arm.
Arteta’s gesture after Holding pink
Holding inexplicably barged into the South Korean along with his elbow and was given a second yellow card as he was given his marching orders.
There have been query marks over the penalty however this was clear as day. And Arteta’s response on the touchline to the incident mentioned all of it as he did not trouble to argue towards the choice.
Earlier than Holding had even left the pitch, the Spaniard went straight over to his teaching employees to speak about how they had been going to reshuffle now they had been a person down.
The mountain Arsenal needed to climb ultimately sunk in for Arteta as he would later set free a giant sigh – an image that advised a thousand phrases.
Arteta reacts to Kulusevski’s talent
Spurs had been taking part in some nice stuff within the first half as Harry Kane fired them to a 2-0 lead on the break.
Kane transformed a spot-kick after Cedric’s foul on Son earlier than netting a close-range header to double the house facet’s benefit.
Son and Dejan Kulusevski had been inflicting Arsenal all kinds of issues down the flanks with Cedric and Takehiro Tomiyasu struggling to take care of the pair. In the meantime, Arsenal had been discovering it troublesome to get a foothold within the sport
Kulusevski, who has been a fantastic discover for Spurs since becoming a member of from Juventus in January, has loads of methods in his closet and he made Granit Xhaka look silly at one level as he nutmegged the Swish worldwide.
And Arteta’s response watching on from the sideline summed up Arsenal’s first half as he puffed his cheeks in exasperation.
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Son had lots to smile about as he bought inside one objective of Mohamed Salah within the golden boot race.
However the Spurs talisman was not greatest happy when he was taken off with 20 minutes to go as he clearly felt he may add to his tally.
Son made it clear this week that he wasn’t bothered about successful the gong nevertheless it seems that’s not the case as he sulked off the pitch.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had a phrase in his ear and ushered him off as he tried to make him see the larger image as Spurs attempt to catch Arsenal within the prime 4 race.