Spurs paint London white as they beat Arsenal in derby

Toby Alderweireld’s late header gave Tottenham victory in a tight north London derby.

Spurs and Arsenal weren’t only battling for derby glory but they also battled for a place in Europe next season.

Arsenal took the lead after 16 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette’s rising drive flashed past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.

But Jose Mourinho’s side were level within three minutes when Son Heung-min took advantage of slack defending by Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz to score with a deft chip.

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Son Heung-Min levelled two minutes and 17 seconds after Alexandre Lacazette’s opener.

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Both sides had chances to force victory with Ben Davies denied when his 30-yard drive was brilliantly turned on to the bar by Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez.

in the first half while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also struck the frame of the goal after the break.

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Arsenal had the greater share of possession but it was Spurs who struck decisively nine minutes from time when Alderweireld glanced in Son’s corner.

securing a win that leaves them in eighth place, two points ahead of the Gunners.

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