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Tottenham vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result, final score & reaction as Son and Kane punish 10-man Gunners

Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal: Follow the reaction as Spurs thump Arsenal in a crucial battle for the top four

Michael Jones
Friday 13 May 2022 09:24
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Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham thrashed 10-man Arsenal 3-0 following Rob Holding’s red card to boost their hopes of a top-four finish.

Antonio Conte’s side have now closed the gap on the Gunners in the Premier League to just a point with two games remaining.

Cedric Soares’ clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min handed Spurs an early gift in the shape of a penalty, with Kane calmly dispatching it into the bottom right corner.

And Holding’s elbow to Son earned him a second yellow and an early bath, with Rodrigo Bentancur’s flick-on at a corner moments later allowing Kane to crouch low and head in a second.

Kane turned provider after the restart, dragging Gabriel Magalhaes inside the box with Son stabbing home the loose ball to pull within one of Mohamed Salah in the race for the golden boot.

Follow all the reaction from the north London derby as Tottenham beat the Gunners:

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Reaction from Harry Kane

A delighted Harry Kane gave his post-match reaction and says that Tottenham’s focus is to keep the pressure on Arsenal and hope to challenge for the top four. He said:

“I’m proud of the boys. If they won they would have secured the Champions League so there was pressure on us in front of our home fans but we delivered well. We started on the front foot, created the chances and controlled it in the second half.

“Whenever you win a derby it’s always nice. Two more games to go. We need to focus on them now but it was a special night here.

“I think so [it being the best atmosphere at that stadium]. You could feel the aniticipation building up to the game and we knew we had to deliver.

“We still have two games to go and we have put the pressure on them. We have to focus on ourselves. We play early on Sunday so we need to get a result and see what happens.

“We can only control our games. We did our job tonight. We won’t get ahead of ourselves. Tonight was special but our ultimate goal is to get fourth place and we still have work to do.”

Michael Jones12 May 2022 22:03
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Son Heung-Min speaking to Sky Sports

Tottenham goalscorer, Son Heung-Min, spoke to Sky Sports after the match saying:

“It’s always good to win but especially this derby. It means a lot. We can close the gap. This game really, really feels nice.

“Obviously I want to play always but what can I say? I have to accept it. We have a game on Sunday so that’s why. I am not angry just disappointed. I have to move on. I wanted to keep playing. We have an important game so I need to be ready, recover well and be fresh again.

“I was running into the space but [Rob Holding] broke the run and whether the ball is coming or not it was a dangerous challenge for me. It was a clear foul for me.”

Michael Jones12 May 2022 22:00
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Tottenham stay in top-four hunt as 10-man Arsenal crumple to north London derby defeat

It’s still Arsenal by a nose, just, but that’s after they lost their heads. Tottenham Hotspur might have got the benefit of some decisions, but they also took impressive advantage of Arsenal’s chaotic response to all of that.

Antonio Conte’s side were consequently worthy winners on the night, and full value for this emphatic 3-0 victory. The Italian roused his team to another big win in another big game. It has been the main marker of his time so far. Whether Spurs are actually a better team, and a better bet for top four, remains to be seen.

It’s entirely possible that just reveals the difference between the sides on nights like this. Spurs have one of the best managers in world football, as well as some canny and experienced players in their prime - particularly the star scorers Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min - while Mikel Arteta still has such a callow team.

Tottenham stay in top-four hunt as 10-man Arsenal crumple to north London derby loss

Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal: Harry Kane scored twice and Son Heung-min added a third as Rob Holding saw red in a crushing Gunners loss

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:58
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Tottenham 3 - 0 Arsenal

Rob Holding made four fouls against Spurs leading up to his dismissal, with all four of them coming on Son Heung-min. His four fouls are the most he has ever made in a Premier League game, despite only playing 33 minutes.

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:54
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Tottenham 3 - 0 Arsenal

Tottenham’s last two fixtures are against Burnley (H) and Norwich (A) whilst Arsenal face Newcastle (A) and Everton (H).

Tottenham play first when they take on Burnley this Sunday. If they win there they’ll move above the Gunners who travel to St. James’ Park on Monday evening.

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:51
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Tottenham vs Arsenal player ratings as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min boost top four hopes

Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham thrashed 10-man Arsenal 3-0 following Rob Holding’s red card to boost their hopes of a top four finish.

Antonio Conte’s side have now closed the gap on the Gunners in the Premier League to just a point with two games remaining.

Cedric Soares’ clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min handed Spurs an early gift in the shape of a penalty, with Kane calmly dispatching it into the bottom right corner.

And Holding’s elbow to Son earned him a second yellow and an early bath, with Rodrigo Bentancur’s flick-on at a corner moments later allowing Kane to crouch low and head in a second.

Kane turned provider after the restart, dragging Gabriel Magalhaes inside the box with Son stabbing home the loose ball to pull within one of Mohamed Salah in the race for the golden boot.

Here are the player ratings from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:

Tottenham vs Arsenal player ratings as Kane and Son shine

Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal: Rob Holding’s red card left the Gunners with little hope as Spurs closed to within a point of fourth with two games remaining

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:46
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Spurs have won three consecutive home league games against Arsenal for the first time since August 1961, while this is their biggest league win against the Gunners since April 1983 (5-0).

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:43
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Son Heung-min has scored 21 non-penalty goals in the Premier League this season, with only Harry Kane ever netting more goals, excluding penalties, in a single season in the competition for Spurs (28 in 2017-18 and 24 in 2016-17).

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:40
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Full-time: Tottenham 3 - 0 Arsenal

90+2 mins: There’s the final whistle. It’s a big, big win for Tottenham who remain fifth in the Premier League table but move to within one point of Arsenal in the race for top four.

The final Champions League spot is going to be decided in the last two games of the season. Arsenal arguably have the more difficult fixtures and the door may now be ajar for Spurs to move ahead of them.

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:36
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Tottenham 3 - 0 Arsenal

90 mins: Two minutes of added time to play.

Michael Jones12 May 2022 21:33

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