Harry Kane continued his excellent form as he contributed with two goals in Tottenham's spectacular derby win against Arsenal. The remarkable 21 year-old striker helped the Spurs leapfrog Arsenal into fifth place in the Premier League by one point.
The Spurs were a better looking side in the first half with Kane having a long range shot saved well by Ospina, but it was Arsenal who took the lead. World Cup winner Mesut Ozil, 26, who scored in each of his last three games, had given Arsenal the opening lead in the 11th minute, after he volleyed home a world-class close range finish, but the Gunners never capitalised on this advantage, and they paid the price as they sat back.
After the break, Arsenal were eyeing another counter-attacking master-class, but Mauricio Pochettino's men were determined to buck the trend of recent derby matches, and prevent the Gunners from winning the 13th match in their last 16 matches.
The Spurs' formidable superstar striker Kane, penetrated the Gunners' backline twice in the second-half. This time Arsenal's defence did not look as solid as when they defeated champions Manchester City 0-2 at the Etihad, last month. Kane, who scored his first goal in the 56th minute and his second in the 86th minute, was a header of the finest quality.
Arsene Wenger's side had the best chances of the second-half, but generally were far from their best. They intended to play the same disciplined and reactive counter-attacking game as they successfully applied against Manchester City, but this time the strategy did not quite work. The Gunners were beaten by Tottenham's in form striker Kane, who scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season. He must have done enough for an England call-up!
Tottenham, who have now won their last seven matches at home and have taken 22 points from a possible 27, ended the day in fifth place in the table. Many at White Hart Lane hope that the Spurs now have a realistic chance of finishing above Arsenal in the league, after finishing below them 18 seasons in a row. #Football