Tottenham v Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction with two Harry Kane goals, Son Heung-min goals and Rob Holding sending off

Conte: “We’re doing a good job” in the UCL race

Harry Kane scored twice and Tottenham thrashed 10-man Arsenal 3-0 after Rob Holding’s red card, raising their hopes of finishing in the top four.

Antonio Conte’s team have now closed the gap to the Gunners in the Premier League to just one point with two games remaining.

Cedric Soares’ clumsy challenge over Son Heung-min gave the Spurs an early gift in the form of a penalty, with Kane calmly dispatching to the bottom right corner.

And Holding’s elbow to Son earned him a second yellow and an early shower, with Rodrigo Bentancur’s touch into a corner moments later allowing Kane to crouch and fit in a second.

Kane became provider after the restart, dragging Gabriel Magalhães into the area with Son hitting the loose ball to pull into one of Mohamed Salah in the race for the golden boot.

Follow the reaction of the North London derby in Tottenham’s victory over the Gunners:

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Harry Kane’s reaction

A delighted Harry Kane gave his post-match reaction and says Tottenham’s focus is to keep the pressure on Arsenal and hope to play in the top four. He said:

“I’m proud of the boys. If they won, they would have secured the Champions League, so there was pressure on us in front of our fans, but we delivered well. We started up front, created chances and controlled in the second half.

“Whenever you win a derby it’s always good. Two games to go. We need to focus on them now, but it was a special night here.

“I think yes [it being the best atmosphere at that stadium]. You could feel the anticipation building for the game and we knew we had to deliver.

“We still have two games to go and we put pressure on them. We have to focus on ourselves. We play early on Sunday so we need a result and see what happens.

“We can only control our games. We did our job tonight. Let’s not get ahead. Tonight was special, but our ultimate goal is to be fourth and we still have work to do.”

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 22:03

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Son Heung-Min talking to Sky Sports

Tottenham’s leading scorer Son Heung-Min spoke to Sky Sports after the match saying:

“It’s always nice to win, but especially this derby. Means a lot. We can close the gap. This game really looks good.

“Obviously, I always want to play, but what can I say? I have to accept. We have a game on Sunday, so. I’m not angry, just disappointed. I have to move on. I wanted to keep playing. We have an important game, so I need to be ready, recover well and be fresh again.

“I was running into space, but [Rob Holding] broke the race and whether or not the ball is coming was a dangerous challenge for me. It was a clear fault for me.”

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 10:00 pm

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Tottenham sits in the top four with 10 Arsenal players falling to defeat in North London derby

It’s still Arsenal by a nose, but that was after they lost their minds. Tottenham Hotspur may have benefited from some decisions, but they also took impressive advantage of Arsenal’s chaotic response to it all.

Antonio Conte’s team was consequently a worthy winner of the night and full value for this emphatic 3-0 victory. The Italian awakened his team to yet another great victory in another great game. It has been the main marker of its time until now. Whether Spurs really are a better team and a better bet for the top four remains to be seen.

It’s entirely possible that it only reveals the difference between the sides on nights like this. The Spurs have one of the best coaches in world football, as well as some shrewd and experienced players in their prime – particularly top scorers Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min – while Mikel Arteta still has such an immature squad.

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:58

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Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal

Rob Holding made four fouls against the Spurs that led to his ejection, with all four against Son Heung-min. His four fouls are the biggest he has ever made in a Premier League game despite playing just 33 minutes.

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Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:54

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Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal

Tottenham’s last two games are against Burnley (H) and Norwich (A), while Arsenal face Newcastle (A) and Everton (H).

Tottenham play first when they face Burnley this Sunday. If they win there, they’ll outrun the Gunners traveling to St. James’ Park on Monday night.

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:51

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Tottenham vs Arsenal player ratings as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min boost top four hopes

Harry Kane scored twice and Tottenham thrashed 10-man Arsenal 3-0 after Rob Holding’s red card to boost their hopes of finishing in the top four.

Cedric Soares’ clumsy challenge over Son Heung-min gave the Spurs an early gift in the form of a penalty, with Kane calmly dispatching to the bottom right corner.

And Holding’s elbow to Son earned him a second yellow and an early shower, with Rodrigo Bentancur’s touch into a corner moments later allowing Kane to crouch and fit in a second.

Kane became provider after the restart, dragging Gabriel Magalhães into the area with Son hitting the loose ball to pull into one of Mohamed Salah in the race for the golden boot.

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:46

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Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal

Spurs have won three consecutive home games against Arsenal for the first time since August 1961, while this is their biggest league win against the Gunners since April 1983 (5-0).

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:43

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Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal

Son Heung-min has scored 21 Premier League goals without penalty this season, with only Harry Kane scoring more goals, excluding penalties, in a single season in competition for Spurs (28 in 2017-18 and 24 in 2016-17).

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Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:40

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Full time: Tottenham 3 – 0 Arsenal

90+2 minutes: There is the final whistle. It’s a big, big win for Tottenham, who remain fifth in the Premier League table but are within a point of Arsenal in the race for the top four.

The final spot in the Champions League will be decided in the last two games of the season. Arsenal undoubtedly have the toughest games and the door could now be ajar for Spurs to get ahead of them.

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:36

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Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal

90 minutes: Two extra minutes to play.

Michael JonesMay 12, 2022 21:33

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