White Hart Lane
12/07/2020 4:30 pm
Referee: Michael Oliver
|Son Heung-Min (19), Alderweireld (81)||Lacazette (16)|
Following on from the bore draw against Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur were back in action today as we welcomed Arsenal to White Hart Lane for the North London Derby.
Gulp – after the Bournemouth display I was looking forward to this game so much, I forgot to do a match thread, so apologies are in order to the fine folks of Vital Spurs.
It was certainly a bright start with both sides looking to attack (and both seeming unable to defend) and as the visitors opened the scoring 16 minutes in, Spurs responded quickly with Son Heung-Min drawing us level just three minutes later.
The chances for both sides kept coming, but it was 1-1 at the break and as the second half progressed, it looked like it would end up a point apiece. Spurs had the better chances really, but Arsenal made more of the second period and had greater control.
With nine minutes left, Toby Alderweireld popped up to give us the bragging rights as he got his head on the end of a Sonny delivery and that was the game. More than deserved by the end of it, and without woodwork, we might have seen another goal or two.
Three points, bragging rights and something to smile about again.
Unused Spurs Subs:
Vertonghen, Lamela, Sessegnon, Gazzaniga, Ndombele, Gedson Fernandes, Tanganga.
Unused Arse Subs:
Papastathopoulos, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Macey.