Tottenham vs Arsenal (2-1): In the derby between the staunch opponents of North London. It was the Tottenham of Jose Mourinho the host; who took the victory this Sunday (2-1) Dominated by Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. The Portuguese coach’s team knew how to wait for their opponent’s error and, on set pieces, win thanks to a goal from Alderweireld. A hard blow for Arsenal now ninth; which had had many opportunities and which this defeat puts further away from Europe.
The residents of North London are the two ‘Big Six’ that are having the worst time this season; in which they are not fighting for the Premier (already in the possession of Liverpool for the first time in 30 years), but to speed up their options for qualify for the Europa League.
The Emirates recorded a 2-2 between Arsenal and Tottenham in September. So Mauricio Pochettino trained the Spurs and Unai Emery, the ‘gunners’. The results ended their respective stages in these teams. Mourinho entered through Pochettino. Arteta, by Emery. The Portuguese won the game on Sunday against former assistant Pep Guardiola in Manchester City.
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Match overview
In the 16’s, Arteta’s men took the lead at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to a great goal from Lacazette. The French striker connected a powerful shot with the right, which entered the entire squad. The afternoon started well for the ‘gunners’.
The Spurs now 8th, one place ahead of the ‘Gunners’, reacted thanks to Son; who scored after winning the game against a David Luiz who was caught on the wrong foot by a pass from his teammate Kolasinac. The South Korean sent the ball chopped to make it 1-1.
Arsenal dominated Tottenham in the second half, but without taking advantage of the opportunities they could and that usually pays dearly for football. The ‘gunners’ came to have 80 and many percents of possession, but lacked the aim and instead showed defensive fragility at key moments. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang crashed a ball into the wood.
Under the sticks, Emiliano Martinez, substitute for the injured Bernd Leno in Arsenal’s goal, shone again. But there was nothing he could do in a corner served by Son, to whose end Toby Alderweireld finished off with a header to score the winning goal for Mourinho’s men. South Korean, both and attendance. Tottenham knew how to take advantage of their moment and could even increase their advantage.