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90' + 1'
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
47'
Son Heung-Min
Goal
3 - 0
37'
H. Kane
R. Bentancur
2 - 0
33'
R. Holding
Yellow 2nd/RC
22'
H. Kane
Penalty Goal
1 - 0

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57% 42%
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2
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Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 561 412
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Thanks for joining us for live coverage of Tottenham's 3-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League.
Tottenham needed a result in this game to keep their top four hopes alive, and that's exactly what they've found. The three points for the hosts means they move to just a point behind their bitter rivals, with two games left to play. They will host Burnley next before finishing up with an away game at relegated Norwich, as they look to keep the pressure on Arsenal. For the Gunners, defeat means that they miss out on the chance to clinch their place in the Champions League next season, and they face a tricky visit to Newcastle next before hosting Everton on the final day as they look to finish in the top four for the first time since the 2015/16 campaign.
The referee blows the whistle for full-time, as Spurs run out 3-0 victors in the North London derby. They were set on their way by a Kane penalty on 22 minutes, as the referee pointed to the spot after Cedric bundled over Son as a Kulusevski cross was floated towards the back post. Kane stepped up, and stroked the ball into the bottom right corner to put his side in front. Arsenal's task was made harder on 33 minutes, when Holding received a second yellow card for bringing down Son as he looked to chase onto a Dier through ball. Kane then made it 2-0 just four minutes later, after Bentancur nodded a Son cross towards the back post. Kane slid in at the back stick to head home and give his team a 2-0 lead at the break. Any hopes of a comeback from the Gunners were quickly dashed just minutes into the second half, when Son lashed into the far corner to make it 3-0 and secure a crucial win.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM 3-0 ARSENAL
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Xhaka is booked for dissent.
90' The fourth official puts up his board, indicating that there will be two minutes of additional time at the end of this game.
M. Ødegaard
Yellow Card
88' Odegaard receives a yellow card for a foul on Moura.
88' As we near added time, it's just a case of seeing out the game now for the hosts.
E. Smith Rowe
Yellow Card
86' Smith Rowe is booked for pulling back Moura as Spurs looked to counter.
84' Son now has six goal involvements in his last five games against Arsenal.
J. Rodon
B. Davies
82' Conte brings off Davies, putting on Rodon in his place.
80' Tavares finds Odegaard on the edge of the box, but his shot is comfortably saved by Lloris down to his left.
78' Saka tries to make something happen on the right wing, dragging the ball into the middle of the Spurs area. However, Hojbjerg is well placed to clear the danger.
Nuno Tavares
Gabriel Magalhães
76' Gabriel limps off, and Tavares is on for him.
75' Gabriel is down in pain, and it looks as if Arteta is going to be forced into another change here.
A. Lacazette
E. Nketiah
72' Arteta brings off Nketiah for Lacazette.
Lucas Moura
D. Kulusevski
72' Moura comes on to replace Kulusevski.
S. Bergwijn
Son Heung-Min
72' Son makes way for Bergwijn.
72' Odegaard tries an ambitious effort from 30 yards out, but his shot is very poor and flies into the stand behind the goal.
70' Kulusevski looks eager to grab a goal of his own, but Gabriel does well to outmuscle him and prevent him shooting from a tight angle.
68' Conte has won only one of his eight meetings with Arsenal in all competitions, but looks to be well on his way to a second here.
66' Tottenham are looking the more likely to grab the fourth goal of this game, as they look to rub salt in their bitter rival's wounds.
E. Smith Rowe
Gabriel Martinelli
63' Martinelli makes way for Smith Rowe.
63' What a chance! Sessegnon squares the ball to Son in the middle of the area, but the forward gets it all wrong and sidefoots high and wide.
62' Kane sends a rasping effort at goal from distance, but Ramsdale is able to leap and push it over for a corner.
61' Tottenham fans are in full voice as they serenade their players and managers, as they look to be cruising to an important derby win.
59' Close to a fourth! Ramsdale makes a big stop to deny a Royal header, after a superb cross from Kane found him in the middle.
57' Nketiah powers a low cross-shot straight into the palms of Lloris from a tight angle.
56' Martinelli shifts onto his right foot and tries to pick out a couple of team-mates at the back post, but his cross is well overhit and flies out for a goal-kick.
55' Tottenham have won four of their last five home Premier League games, scoring at least three goals in all four of these victories.
53' This is only the second ever game between these two sides on a Thursday. The other came almost 50 years ago to the day, as Spurs ran out 2-0 winners at Highbury on 11th May 1972.
51' Saka nearly grabs a goal back after Martinelli pulled the ball back to him in the area, but his low shot is blocked by Davies and Nketiah can't bundle home the rebound.
49' Any hopes of an Arsenal comeback are surely over now, as well as their chances of clinching top four at the home of their biggest rivals.
Son Heung-Min
Goal
47' It's 3-0!!! Son makes it three just one minute into the second half, after a tackle in the box on Kane ends up prodding the ball out to Son. He takes it first time, and calmly finishes into the far corner to surely put this game beyond the visitors.
46' The hosts get us back underway for the second period.
The Gunners could've clinched a place in next season's Champions League with a win here, but they'll need a miraculous comeback here with ten men even to escape with a point. Can they pull off a dramatic turnaround in the second half?
The referee blows the whistle for half-time, to end a nightmare first half for Arsenal as they find themselves 2-0 down at the break. They started the better, but Spurs grew into the game and got themselves in front on 22 minutes with a Kane penalty. Cedric bundled Son over a Kulusevski cross came over, and referee Tierney pointed straight to the spot. Kane stepped up, and coolly sent Ramsdale the wrong way as he placed it into the bottom right corner. Things got worse for the visitors on 33 minutes, when Holding receives a second yellow card for bringing down Son as the Korean forward looked to chase onto a long Dier through ball. Tottenham then doubled their advantage four minutes later, when a Son corner was flicked on towards the back post by Bentancur. Kane came sliding in at the back post, and nodded home to give his side a two goal lead at the break.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM 2-0 ARSENAL
45' Martinelli squares the ball to Odegaard on the edge of the box, but the Norwegian's shot is scuffed and bounces into the hands of Lloris.
43' Lloris makes a big stop at full-stretch to tip over an Nketiah shot that looked to be sneaking under the crossbar.
42' Martinelli switches off at the back post as a Sessegnon cross comes over, but Royal sidefoots well over at the back post.
41' With victory here, Spurs will have won three straight home league games against Arsenal for the first time since 1961.
39' Arteta's men are in real trouble here, and they desperately need the break before they find themselves three or four goals down.
R. Bentancur
Assist
37' Bentancur was able to flick the corner towards the back stick, where Kane headed home.
H. Kane
Goal
37' Kane makes it 2-0!!! A Son corner is nodded on towards the back post by Bentancur, where Kane is waiting. The striker comes sliding in, and heads it into the bottom corner to send the home fans into raptures.
37' The hosts see a couple of free-kicks dealt with by the Gunners, as they try and add another.
35' It's daft from Holding, as it didn't look as if Son was ever going to reach that Dier pass. He leans into the Spurs man and catches him with his forearm, and his side will have to play the remainder of this massive game a man down.
33' Holding is sent off!!! Arsenal are down to 10 men after the centre-back receives his second booking for pushing over Son, as the Korean looked to latch onto a long Dier through ball.
31' Cedric does superbly to intercept a Kulusevki cross before Kane can get anything away at goal.
29' Arsenal try to hit back after a poor Dier pass ends with Xhaka hammering a shot at goal from 30 yards out, but it's poor and flies well over.
27' Tottenham are hungry for a second, and Kane sees a shot blocked by Tomiyasu after a powerful run. Royal then fires at goal, but his effort is blazed over the crossbar.
R. Holding
Yellow Card
26' Holding goes in the book after dragging back Son on the touchline.
25' There's a bit of a scramble as Lloris struggles to deal with a cross from the left. However, he finally manages to ger hold of it before Odegaard can take advantage.
24' Kane was already the top scorer in the history of this fixture with 11, and he has netted a 12th with what could be a massive goal in the race for the top four.
H. Kane
Penalty Goal
22' Kane makes no mistake!!! The Englishman steps up, and sends Ramsdale the wrong way as he strokes it into the bottom right corner to make it 1-0 from the spot. It's first blood to the hosts.
21' Penalty to Tottenham!!! A Kulusevski cross is hoisted to the back post, and Cedric is adjudged to have barged into Son as the Spurs man went for the header. What a huge moment that could be.
20' Spurs haven’t lost in their last seven home league games against the Gunners, winning five of those and drawing the other two.
18' Odegaard swings the resulting free-kick in, but the delivery is poor and Hojbjerg is able to nod it away at the near post.
B. Davies
Yellow Card
17' Davies is booked for cynically clipping the heels of Saka, after the English winger had caught him in possession.
16' Martinelli bursts into the box and tries to pull the ball back for Odegaard, but Davies is alert and is able to clear it before the Norwegian midfielder can get there.
14' It's been a frantic start to the game here, to be expected in a derby match of this importance. Neither side has been able to fashion a real clear-cut chance though as of yet.
12' Son and Holding clash as they both go to ground, but the referee quickly calms things down and play is back underway with a Tottenham free-kick in midfield.
10' Nketiah tries a risky backheel in a dangerous area and gets it wrong, but Spurs can't take advantage as Hojbjerg gets far too much on his cross.
9' Saka shoots from range, but slips as he does so and his tame effort deflects off Dier and through to Lloris.
8' After the Gunners won the reverse fixture 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium, they are looking to complete the league double over Spurs for the first time since the 2013/14 season.
6' The Gunners have made the brighter start here, as they look for a win that will secure their place in the Champions League next season.
4' Odegaard lets fly from distance, but his effort deflects off Hojbjerg and comfortably into the arms of Lloris.
3' Nketiah goes down in the box under a challenge from Dier. The Arsenal players claim for a penalty but nothing is doing, as referee Paul Tierney waves play on.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are underway.
The two sets of players make their way onto the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium turf ahead of kick-off in this vital match.
Visiting boss Mikel Arteta names an unchanged side from the one that beat Leeds at the weekend, as Nketiah continues to start up front. White remains on the bench as he returns from injury.
Home head coach Antonio Conte makes one change from the 1-1 draw with Liverpool, and it’s a big blow as Cristian Romero misses out. Colombian Sanchez comes into the back three to replace him.
SUBS: Charlie Patino, Bernd Leno, Nuno Tavares, Zak Swanson, Ben White, Emile Smith Rowe, Alexandre Lacazette, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nicolas Pepe.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Taekhiro Tomiyasu; Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Eddie Nketiah.
SUBS: Joe Rodon, Alfie Devine, Pierluigi Gollini, Harvey White, Dane Scarlett, Steven Bergwijn, Matthew Craig, Harry Winks, Lucas Moura.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-3): Hugo Lloris; Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ryan Sessegnon; Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min.
The visitors meanwhile can secure their Champions League spot with a victory here, as they look to make the gap to bitter rivals Spurs an insurmountable seven points with two games to play. They are in excellent form having won their last four games, with three of those coming against teams currently residing in the top seven of the Premier League.
The hosts come into this big game in fifth place, four points and one position off the Champions League spots. They are on a decent run of form, having lost only one of their last eight league matches and coming off the back of a hard-fought away draw at title-chasing Liverpool.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Arsenal.