…Tottenham moves to 8th position on the log
Toby Alderweireld’s 81st-minute header secured a 2-1 Premier League victory for Tottenham Hotspur against their traditional rivals Arsenal in the first north London derby in their new stadium on Sunday.
The match seemed to be heading for a tie but Alderweireld claimed all three points for Spurs to move Jose Mourinho’s side above Arsenal into eighth place in the battle for local pride.
The victory was a huge dent in Arsenal’s European football aspirations for the next season, while it offered a slight upgrade for Tottenham.
With three games left Spurs have 52 points to Arsenal’s 50, but are seven points behind fourth-placed Leicester City.
Arsenal took the lead in remarkable style with Alexandre Lacazette’s 17th-minute pile-driver but they were nailed back almost immediately as Son Heung-min 19th-minute goal punished a defensive error to equalise the game.
Both sides were denied by the woodwork and the Gunners were in the ascendancy after the break before the hosts strong finish sealed a third successive home win since the restart.