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Tottenham's derby victory moves them seven points ahead of rivals Arsenal

Tottenham's derby victory moves them seven points ahead of rivals Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has claimed that Arsenal should have "finished" Tottenham Hotspur due to the amount of counter-attacks they wasted, despite conceding that Mauricio Pochettino's team could have won by more than the eventual 1-0 scoreline.

Harry Kane's 49th-minute header proved the victor as Spurs moved into third place, above Chelsea and seven points clear of their neighbours. Cech then made big saves on Erik Lamela and Kieran Trippier as it appeared a Tottenham goal was imminent as the Arsenal defense grew sloppy as the team sought an equalizer.

Harry Kane found the opening in the 27th minute after being sent through by Christian Eriksen inside the box but he could not connect well with the ball and skied his effort over the crossbar.

Arsenal tried to muster some late pressure, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was thwarted by the offside flag as he tried to race through and Lacazette sent an angled shot agonisingly wide two minutes into time added on.

There was only four minutes gone in the second half when Kane finally got his goal. But if it's an opportunity we have to try and take it as well.

When he beat them with a victor on that day, he thought: "Well - I told you so".

And with it, Arsenal's chance at a draw.




"Once they scored you could see we were wobbling and they could have scored more but in the last 10 minutes we should have come back to 1-1. But overall it was a good day".

It was his seventh goal in seven games against the Gunners, and the win leaves Spurs seven points clear of Arsene Wenger's side.

Spurs came into the game having seen off Manchester United at home and earned a good point away at Liverpool and Pochettino said the dressing room was oozing with belief as they head into the business end of the season.

Arsenal will be travelling to Sweden to face Oestersunds FK this Thursday in the first knockout stage of the Europa League.

In the second half, at the end they were exhausted, the weren't pressing as much and we were creating a bit more space so we had chances.

"The game was there in the first half, they were a bit cagey and we defended well", Wilshere told the official club website.

"I think we weren't at the standard required, so it's something to look at for the next game".


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