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Kane heads Spurs to victory against Arsenal

Harry Kane scores Tottenham's goal in their 1-0 win

Harry Kane’s second-half header was enough to give Tottenham victory over Arsenal and move them up to third place in the Premier League.

The Spurs striker nodded a Ben Davies cross past Arsenal keeper Petr Cech for his 23rd goal of the season, handing the Gunners their third consecutive away league defeat.

Kane had headed over the bar with the best chance of a quiet first 45 minutes, while Cech prevented Spurs from extending their lead with stops to deny Kane and Kieran Tripper.

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette rolled a shot just wide deep into stoppage time, but defeat leaves sixth-placed Arsenal five point adrift of Chelsea above them.

Arsenal did not manage a shot on target until the 68th minute, when Jack Wilshere’s long-range effort in forced Hugo Lloris into a save.

Lacazette had scooped a shot over the bar moments before he rolled his injury time chance wide. His side are now winless in their last 16 Premier League away games against the current top five clubs.

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Sánchez
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 33Davies
  • 15DierBooked at 90mins
  • 19Dembélé
  • 23Eriksen
  • 20AlliSubstituted forWanyamaat 85′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-minSubstituted forLamelaat 70′minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 10Kane

Substitutes

  • 3Rose
  • 11Lamela
  • 12Wanyama
  • 13Vorm
  • 17Sissoko
  • 24Aurier
  • 27Lucas Moura

Arsenal

  • 33Cech
  • 24Bellerín
  • 20MustafiBooked at 73mins
  • 6Koscielny
  • 18Monreal
  • 10Wilshere
  • 35El NenySubstituted forIwobiat 65′minutes
  • 29XhakaSubstituted forWelbeckat 86′minutes
  • 11Özil
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 7MkhitaryanSubstituted forLacazetteat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Lacazette
  • 13Ospina
  • 17Iwobi
  • 21Chambers
  • 23Welbeck
  • 30Maitland-Niles
  • 31Kolasinac
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
83,222

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamArsenal
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Arsenal 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Arsenal 0.

Attempt blocked. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Offside, Arsenal. Héctor Bellerín tries a through ball, but Alexandre Lacazette is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Iwobi with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín with a cross.

Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen following a set piece situation.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal).

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Danny Welbeck replaces Granit Xhaka.

Attempt missed. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Erik Lamela with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Victor Wanyama replaces Dele Alli.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Nacho Monreal.

Offside, Arsenal. Mesut Özil tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.

Offside, Arsenal. Mesut Özil tries a through ball, but Alexandre Lacazette is caught offside.

Booking

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Iwobi (Arsenal).

Attempt saved. Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal).

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Petr Cech.

Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Erik Lamela with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Son Heung-Min.

Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal).

Attempt saved. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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