Spurs win the derby
Goals from in-form lethal forwards Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane gave Tottenham Hotspur a 2-0 win over Arsenal in the north London derby.
The win keeps Spurs at the top of the league with 24 points from 11 games, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference.
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗢𝗡 & 𝗞𝗔𝗡𝗘 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪
(North London Derby Edition) #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/6QXiOucOSN
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 6, 2020
The South Korean curled in a stunning goal from 25 yards out in the 13th minute after Kane teed him up.
Then after an Arsenal attack fizzled out on the stroke of half time, Spurs broke with pace with Arsenal a man down due to Thomas Partey being off the pitch and injured.
Kane bent a run on the outside of Son, who played in his strike partner and he blasted his shot off the underside of the crossbar and into the net. It was Kane’s 250th goal of his professional career.
The two forwards have now combined for 31 Premier League goals, the second most of any duo.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have combined for 31 #PL goals, with 11 coming this season#TOTARS pic.twitter.com/9HOKm2xiOa
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 7, 2020
Arsenal dominated the ball in the second half, but had just two shots on target.
2000 fans attended the match – the first time in 277 days that fans have been present at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Kane has scored 14 goals and made 12 assists in all competitions, while Son has 13 and six assists.
The English striker has now become the highest all-time scorer in the north London derby with 11 goals.
Arsenal have now lost five of their last seven games and are in 15th in the Premier League. It is their worst start to a season since 1981/82.
Mikel Arteta’s side have now lost six of their 11 Premier League games and scored just 10 goals. Only the bottom three sides have scored fewer goals than Arsenal (10).
Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in 11 home games in all competitions against Arsenal (W7 D4).