Tottenham player ratings in thrilling 1-0 derby win over Arsenal

Arsene Wenger will put his side's fine Wembley record on the line this weekend

It would have been cruel on Tottenham, who are now 17 points off the top of the table but up to third. It's a north London derby, I look forward to these games.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino labelled Harry Kane one of the "greatest strikers" as he offered a comparison to the likes of Lionel Messi and Pele.

January signing Lucas Moura has apparently met the fitness criteria, following his Deadline Day move from PSG, and takes a place on the bench.

"If I explain why I don't play Alderweireld, I need to explain why for Danny Rose, [Victor] Wanyama, [Fernando] Llorente, Michel Vorm, Harry Winks".

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The match got off to a quick start with Spurs applying the main early pressure, but the opening goal nearly came through an Arsenal boot when Shkodran Mustafi - who broke the deadlock at the right end in the reverse fixture - nearly turned Dele Alli's low pass into his own net.

The experienced goalkeeper was forced off in the win over Everton with a calf problem and has not trained since as David Ospina prepares to deputise. Santi Cazorla (Achilles) remains a long-term absentee. The first 25-30 minutes of the second half we played wonderful football and created a lot of chances.

"He's a blessing and he's our future", the Argentine coach told BT Sport.

Kane came close with another header moments later, glancing wide in acres of space, before his fierce volley from 18 yards was beaten away well by Cech.

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This is now Arsenal's longest run of games without a clean sheet (nine) in 17 years.

"We were destabilised by the goal they scored and they had two or three good opportunities where they could have scored".

Harry Kane scored the victor as Tottenham Hotspurs beat Arsenal 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday.

The defeat has done real damage to Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four this season, but Wenger vowed that the Gunners will keep fighting in the hope of reaching next term's Champions League.

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Tottenham enjoyed a bright start to the game and had the edge in terms of possession in the first half but struggled to break down the Arsenal defence which remained compact and well-organised in the first half.



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