It was Aaron Ramsey’s last North London Derby for Arsenal. However, we need to cover the fact that it was also the first time the Spurs drew a match in the Premier League! Yeah, it seems incredible. Mauricio Pochettino’s side has played 28 matches and didn’t draw a single match until today.
Without winning three matches in the Premier League, Tottenham drew for the first time in the Premier League by going 1 to 1 with Arsenal on Saturday at Wembley. Despite losing points at home, Mauricio Pochettino’s team have more reason to celebrate. After all, Ramsey opened the scoring for the visitors, equalized with Kane with the help of the referee and they would have lost if it wasn’t for French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ last time Penalty save on Aubameyang.
Despite being the third stumble, the draw holds the advantage of Tottenham, third with 61 points, for Arsenal, who are the fifth with 57. The title fight with Liverpool and Manchester City seems increasingly a dream for the Spurs.
Arsenal created the first chances of the game and went ahead with Ramsey, at 15, taking advantage of a defense kick. Tottenham swung their nets just before half-time, but Kane was caught in an offside position.
Late in the second half, in a similar play, Harry Kane was fouled by Mustafi, and the referee wrongly awarded the Spurs a penalty. Kane himself stepped up and converted. In the final minutes, another penalty, but for the Gunners. Aubameyang fired, but Lloris saved it.
Now with nine goals in the derby, Kane becomes the top scorer in the North London derby in the Premier League, beating Adebayor, who made eight after defending the shirts of Arsenal and Tottenham. When other competitions are taken into account, the Togolese leads the match with 10.
We can say Tottenham now fights to hold their spot amongst the top four, rather than fighting for the Premier League title, which is almost impossible, as both Liverpool and City are 10 points clear the Spurs with nine games to go.