Arsenal 2-1 Spurs: Lacazette penalty secures comeback derby win

Alexandre Lacazette’s second-half penalty helped Arsenal earn a comeback victory over Tottenham Hotspur which moves them four points behind their north London rivals.

Arsenal began brightly, with Emile Smith Rowe firing against the crossbar from 25 yards.

Spurs were dealt a blow when Son Heung-min was forced off with an injury but his replacement Erik Lamela produced a stunning “rabona” into the bottom-right corner on 33 minutes.

Cedric Soares shot against a post for Arsenal before Martin Odegaard’s deflected strike, his first Premier League goal, made the score 1-1 on the stroke of half-time.

Arsenal went in front on 64 minutes, with Lacazette converting a penalty after he was fouled by Davinson Sanchez.

Spurs were reduced to 10 men in the 76th minute after Lamela received a second yellow card but Harry Kane hit the post with a late free-kick and from the rebound, Gabriel headed clear Moussa Sissoko’s goalbound effort.

Kane hit a post with a late free-kick but Spurs were unable to find an equaliser as they suffered a first defeat in four matches.

They remain seventh on 45 points, with Arsenal still in 10th on 41.


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