All hail Dembele midfield masterclass as he drives Tottenham to derby win


All hail Dembele midfield masterclass as he drives Tottenham to derby win

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette

Tottenham Hotspurs sunk EPL giants Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley stadium on Saturday, February 10 in the North London derby.

Kane had a couple of half chances during the first half but the Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech was in sublime form to deny the Premier Leagues leading goalscorer.

"It was a big stage in our season and we have come out with flying colours, " Kane said after scoring a league-leading 23rd goal.

"I think the game should have been finished at half-time for me".

"In the first half we missed three or four opportunities on the counter attack which is hard to swallow, always the final ball".

It was Kane's seventh goal in seven league games against Arsenal.

"Overall, when you have two or three opportunities like we had in the final part of the game, you have to take your chances".

It was Cech who kept the score at 1-0 with a sequence of smart saves, but the Gunners' goalkeeper also came perilously close to undermining all of his hard work with some bafflingly very bad passing under pressure.

Arsenal are next in Europa League action on Thursday night when they travel to Sweden to face Ostersunds FK.

"I am so happy to win", Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

On Saturday morning, Arsenal's most famous fan Piers Morgan suggested that Pierre Emerick Aubameyang would enjoy the derby more than Kane.

Failing to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish would be another hammer blow for the beleaguered Wenger, whose team had to settle for a berth in the far less attractive Europa League this term.

"I think it's important for the belief of the team, for the confidence. In the past, this team has always shown good character and we need to put a run together now and give ourselves a decent chance of challenging". We didn't create chances, we didn't have the ball like we should have done and then in the second half we paid for it.

"It's going to be a long season and they're going to have to do it the same way Manchester United did to try and get into the Champions League". It might be too early to talk about that right now, given Tottenham's lack of silverware to back it up.

From the start, it was clear Tottenham would be the aggressors in the latest meeting between these eternal rivals in front of a Premier League record crowd of 83,222.