Today’s North London Derby saw Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspurs travel to the Emirates stadium to Battle against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. Both teams kicked off the match sitting outside the EPL top six, with Arsenal sitting in the 10th position, and Tottenham Hotspur in 7th just a point behind Everton who sat in 6th.
The first half of the North London Derby was full of actions. In the 16th minute of the game a great shot from distance by Emile Smith-Rowe struck the crossbar. The inability of the ball to get past the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper saw the game remain goalless. Also in the first half of the game Tottenham Hotspurs’ Heung-Min Son went down with injury in the 18th minute of the game. He was unable to continue play and was replaced by Erik Lamela. Erik Lamela later broke the deadlock in the 33 minute, giving Tottenham the upper hand in the Derby.
The home team were quick to find an equaliser, attempts from Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette were both blocked. Shortly before the halftime break Martin Odegaard finally levelled the game. His effort was deflected past the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper and saw the Derby levelled. At the halftime stage of the Derby, the score was Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham.
Returning from the halftime break, both teams continued to display great actions. Alexandre Lacazette from the penalty spot put Arsenal ahead, after VAR penalized Davinson Sanchez for the foul he committed on Alexandre lacazette in the 18-yard box. Davinson Sanchez was also showed a yellow card for the poor tackle. Erik lamela was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in the 69th and the 76 minutes of the game respectively. Both teams continued to create chances in the game, but were both unable to score any more goal. The match at the Emirates stadium finished in the favour of the home side, the full-time score was Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur.