2019-20 English Premier League
  • Son Heung-Min (19')
  • Toby Alderweireld (81')
  • Alexandre Lacazette (16')

Late Alderweireld winner sees Tottenham sink Arsenal in north London derby

Toby Alderweireld scored a late winner for Tottenham Hotspur to secure a 2-1 victory against Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday.

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The Belgian's header from a corner with 10 minutes remaining at an empty Tottenham Stadium sees Spurs go above Arsenal into eighth position in the Premier League table.

With three games left Tottenham have 52 points to Arsenal's 50, but are seven points behind fourth-placed Leicester City.

Victory maintained Mourinho's impressive record in home games against Arsenal -- he has now won six and drawn four -- and was a rare highlight for Tottenham in a mediocre season.

"I could feel the boys' happiness was different. For everyone, the kit man, it was special. We can have two days now to enjoy it but then it's time for Newcastle. It's a ground of course that I have never won at," Mourinho said.

While both teams occupied similar league positions before kickoff, Mikel Arteta's had looked the more impressive of the two since the Premier League resumed.

"I'm disappointed and frustrated and really sorry for the boys. The personality they showed, nullify them and make them hit the ball long but with the two goals we gave away it's very difficult," Arteta said after the match.

Alexandre Lacazette scored the opener for Arsenal before Son Heung-Min equalised in the first half.

The vistors took the lead after 17 minutes when Lacazette struck an unstoppable strike into the top corner from outside of the box.

Spurs levelled three minutes later when Son pounced on a poor back pass from Sead Kolasinac to dink the ball over the goalkeeper.

Ben Davies came close to putting Spurs ahead moments later but saw his long range strike tipped onto the bar by Emiliano Martinez.

After the break, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang almost made it 2-1 but his close range effort struck the bar.

The Arsenal captain was later denied by a Hugo Lloris save before Alderweireld produced the powerful header.

"I think it's massive for us. I think we really wanted to win this game, you know it's difficult without the fans, it will be a totally different atmosphere but I think we did everything that we could. We fought," Alderweireld told Sky Sports.

English Premier League Standings

1 Manchester City 35 +46 80
2 Manchester United 34 +31 70
3 Chelsea 35 +23 64
4 Leicester City 35 +20 63
5 West Ham United 35 +10 58
6 Liverpool 34 +18 57
7 Tottenham Hotspur 35 +20 56
8 Everton 34 +4 55
9 Arsenal 35 +11 52
10 Leeds United 35 0 50
11 Aston Villa 34 +8 48
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 -12 45
13 Crystal Palace 34 -20 41
14 Burnley 35 -14 39
15 Newcastle United 35 -18 39
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 35 -5 37
17 Southampton 34 -20 37
18 Fulham 35 -22 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 35 -36 26
20 Sheffield United 35 -44 17