A Harry Kane brace handed Tottenham Hotspur a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Saturday in the English Premier League. It was all Spurs in the opening exchanges as Harry Kane forced David Ospina into a save. Then from nowhere, the Gunners took the lead via a devastating counter-attack.
Danny Welbeck moved down the right, skinning full-back Danny Rose, and picking out Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman mis-hit his effort, but the ball fell kindly for Mesut Ozil and the German volleyed home from six yards. Tottenham responded almost immediately and Rose was given acres of space on the left to drive forward and arrow a low shot towards the bottom corner, only for Ospina to make another good save.
Ospina again denied Mauricio Pochettino’s side when he turned Ryan Mason’s strike around the post after denying Rose yet again. Arsene Wenger would have felt a touch fortunate about the slender lead at half-time. It took 11 second half minutes for Kane to level after sidefooting in at the far post from Mousa Dembele’s flick from a corner. Ospina denied Spurs a second shortly thereafter as the match looked destined for at least one more goal.
That strike arrived on 86 minutes when a Nabil Bentaleb cross was met by Kane, who rose above the visiting defence to loop the ball beyond Ospina. It finished 2-1 as Arsene Wenger’s side departed the Lane with a dent to their top four ambitions.