Toby Alderweireld scored a late headed winner for Tottenham Hotspur to make sure a 2-1 triumph against Arsenal in the north London derby.
Spurs were second best for a significant part of the match and yielded first. However, in the wake of balancing the score line and afterward holding firm against a predominant Arsenal.
A couple of goals from Heung Min Son and Toby Alderweireld were sufficient for Jose Mourinho’s side as they won after going behind through an early goal from Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal controlled most of the ball, later Lacazette lead the pack following 17 minutes when he struck a relentless strike into the top corner from outside of the box making it 1-0 after receiving a pass from midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Arsenal’s lead just went on for a brief period after Son brought the home side on level terms after exploiting a defensive misunderstanding between David Luiz and Sead Kolasinac within three minutes after Arsenal scored.
Son Heung-min has now scored 13 goals in all competitions at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium getting past Hary Kane’s 12 goals, more than any other player this season.
The game looked to be heading for a draw until the Belgium centre-back rose to the occasion. Toby Alderweireld headed a powerful header past Emiliano Martínez after the South Korea international Son picked an in-perfect cross to hand the Lilywhites the bragging rights in the derby and stole away 3 points from Arteta’s side.
The result means that Tottenham’s brilliant display on Sunday have moved Jose Mourinho’s men over the Gunners in the Premier League table.
Mikel Arteta is the first Arsenal boss to lose his opening north London derby in charge in the Premier League since Bruce Rioch in November 1995.
Arsenal will play the Premier League Winners Liverpool this Thursday while Tottenham will travel away to take on Newcastle this coming Wednesday.