The crucial match in the race for the English Premier League title between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal ended 2-2 at White Hart Lane on Saturday. This North London derby was the most anticipated as it was a matchup between second and third in the league. Spurs started off really strong and spent a lot of time in Arsenal’s half.
They were playing better and attacking more than the away team, so it was a surprise when the Gunners went ahead through Aaron Ramsey’s superb back heel goal in the 39th minute. David Ospina thereafter made a few good saves to keep Tottenham at bay and the visitors went into the break ahead, despite their rivals having played better. Francis Coquelin was sent off 10 minutes after the start of the second half when he received a second yellow card for a reckless tackle.
Soon after he was sent off, Toby Alderweireld scored the equaliser for Mauricio Pochettino’s players. The goals continued flying as Harry Kane put Tottenham Hotspur in the lead quickly after they had equalised with a sensational goal that hit the post before going into the net. Kane had just made his way into the box and struck home gloriously from a 45 degree angle.
It looked as if Arsene Wenger’s boys were done for but Alexis Sanchez scored a goal in the 76th minute, making the score 2-2. The North London teams share the spoils and earn a point a piece, which is good news for Leicester City who now have a chance to enlarge the gap at the top of the table.