Harry Kane widens gulf between Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal with derby win
Harry Kane’s header gave Tottenham a 1-Zero victory over Arsenal on Saturday that widened the hole between the north London rivals within the pursuit of Champions League qualification. (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table)
A tepid derby got here to life within the 49th minute when Kane soared over Laurent Koscielny to fulfill Ben Davies’ cross and sparked a second half of full management by Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.
“We were caught by a super striker who is one of the best in the world who scores against everybody,” Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger stated.
It was Kane’s seventh purpose in seven league video games towards Arsenal.
“I look forward to these games,” Kane stated. “Thankfully I was there to put that away.”
All that was lacking was one other purpose from the hosts at its momentary residence in entrance of a Premier League document crowd of 83,222 _ 38 wanting the English league document set in 1948. Tottenham powered seven factors away from Arsenal and rose from fifth to 3rd place.
Any hopes Wenger had of creating the highest 4 are fading quick with 11 video games remaining. Arsenal is in sixth place, six factors behind fourth-place Liverpool, which doesn’t play till Sunday.
“We couldn’t afford to lose, that makes it (the top four) much more difficult now,” Wenger stated. “It’s a very disappointing result because the priority is to be in the Champions League.”
The upcoming European journeys are an indication of the divergent route these golf equipment are heading in. Tottenham heads to Italy to play Juventus within the Champions League final 16 on Tuesday, whereas Arsenal resumes its Europa League marketing campaign in Sweden at Ostersund on Thursday.
Winning Europe’s second-tier competitors may very well be Arsenal’s solely route again into the extra profitable Champions League.
“I’m not a great fan of the Europa League being a qualifier of the Champions League,” Wenger stated.
Had it not been for Petr Cech’s saves, the injury might have been far worse for Arsenal at Wembley.
An equalizer not often seemed seemingly. Jack Wilshere noticed a curling effort blocked by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and substitute Alexandre Lacazette slid the ball broad in stoppage time.
Tottenham held on to go 9 video games unbeaten within the league, though the title is way out of sight with Manchester City the runaway leaders.