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Gunners edge past Tottenham to reclaim the north London derby

By Real11 - Apr 29 2024 55 Views
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Saka and Havertz shone for Arsenal in a 3-2 win over Spurs

The Visitors Arsenal narrowly won over Tottenham in the 35th week of the 2023/2024 Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, on Sunday(28th April 2024). The Gunners match against Tottenham was fierce both of them showed their intention to seek victory. Cristian Romero and Son Heung-min scored Tottenham’s goals which were not enough for the Hosts to pull off a victory against the table toppers. Meanwhile, Arsenal's goals resulted from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's own goal, Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz to seal an important win for the Visitors. With this victory, Arsenal collected 80 points and became stronger at the top of the Premier League standings, four points ahead of Manchester City and five points ahead of Liverpool. Meanwhile, Tottenham is in fifth position with a collection of 60 points.

This match immediately proceeded at a high tempo both sides attacked each other and pressed. Arsenal then scored a goal in the 13th minute. Kai Havertz broke into Tottenham's goal after receiving a pass from Martin Odegaard however, the goal was disallowed because Odegaard was previously in an offside position. Tottenham then put pressure on Arsenal's defense but the Gunners were able to score first. In the 15th minute, the Loaded Cannon received a corner kick, unfortunately, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg broke into his own goal while trying to win an aerial duel with Takehiro Tomiyasu and gave an early lead to the visitors.

In the 20th minute, Tottenham almost broke through Arsenal's goal but Romero's header still hit the goal post. In the 22nd minute, Micky van de Ven found the back of the Arsenal goal however, the goal was disallowed after he was caught offside in the process. In the 26th minute, Arsenal increased their lead from a counter-attack situation, Saka successfully broke through the Spurs' goal, receiving Kai Havertz's long pass from behind the halfway line and entering the penalty box in the right halfspace. He outwitted one opposing defender before finally breaking through Vicario's goal with a left-foot kick and made it 0-2 in favour of the Gunners. In the 39th minute, Arsenal finally managed to score another goal the Gunners received a corner kick which Declan Rice executed. Kai Havertz’s header met his pass and made it 0-3, In the 44th minute, Son Heung-min got a golden opportunity, he broke Arsenal's defense and was left facing David Raya but the ball soared high. In the end, no additional goals were scored.

In the second half, the Hosts of course didn't want to just give up and they tried to break through Arsenal's goal but it was Arsenal who threatened Tottenham's goal. In the 48th minute, Tomiyasu headed Rice's pass but the ball still bounced off the target. In the 50th minute, Tottenham could threaten Arsenal's goal when Kulusevski sent a pass to Romero in the penalty box. Unfortunately, the ball bounced off the target and soon after that in the 52nd minute, Arsenal got another golden opportunity, the Gunners stabbed into the penalty box from the left halfspace through Havertz. He then sent a pass to Bukayo Saka, who then shot with his left foot.

In the 64th minute, the goal was finally scored and the Hosts Tottenham were finally able to break through Arsenal's goal. David Raya made a mistake when trying to pass and the ball fell to the feet of Cristian Romero who was standing not far from the penalty box. Romero easily broke through the Gunners' goal and reduced the lead to 1-3 for the Hosts. The duel then took place fiercely as Tottenham tried to score another goal but Arsenal also put up resistance.

Tottenham's efforts finally paid off in the 84th minute when Rice fouled Davies in the forbidden box. After seeing the replay from VAR, the referee finally gave Spurs a penalty and the execution was then carried out by Son Heung-min perfectly and reduced the gap to 2-3. In the remaining match, The Lilywhites tried hard to score another goal but in the end, their efforts were fruitless and they were defeated with a score of 2-3.

 

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