North London: Spectators were allowed into the South Stand for the North London Derby on Sunday (December 6) for the first time since March as Tottenham defeated Arsenal 2-0 to regain the top spot in the Premier League Table. Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane scored for the winners.
This was the first time Spurs fans were allowed since March 4, following a relaxation in the COVID-19 health protocols in the country. Although only 2,000 fans were allowed, yet they cheered on since the kick-off with much fervor.
Heung-min curled in an opener on 13 minutes following a Kane assist. This was his eight- assist to his South Korean teammate this season. Arsenal held on to the possession but their uncoordinated attack failed to create any clear danger yet again.
Arsenal had most of the ball possession during the first half, yet it was Jose Mourinho’s side who doubled their lead through Kane in the first-half added time. With this goal, the Englishman became the top-scorer in North London derby history with 11 goals against Arsenal.
The Gunners came out in the second half with an urge to search for goals. Alexandre Lacazette flicked a header towards the net. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed a cross over and Willian could not keep it on target with an overhead. The scenario didn’t change much despite dominating the possession but failed to create much to Mikel Arteta’s frustration.
By now, Arsenal have managed to score just two goals in seven top-flight games. With this defeat, they occupy the 15th position in the table following their sixth defeat in their last nine Premier League games.