Tottenham 1 Arsenal 0: Four African Stars Feature As New Premier League Record Is Set
Published: February 10, 2018
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 0: Four African Stars Feature As New Premier League Record Is SetA textbook header from Harry Kane in the second period prove enough in the North London Derby as Tottenham Hotspur saw off Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley in their Premier League encounter on Saturday afternoon.

Alex Iwobi started on the substitute bench for the Gunners in his 25th appearance this season.

Both sides endured a first half-low as swift attacks were broken up in urgent fashion, with Arsenal relying mostly on breakaways as Spurs came at them.

The effervescent Harry Kane opened the scoring almost after the first half, climbing highest in between Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal to place a decent header in.

Dele Alli nearly made it two after Erik Lamela exploited Arsenal's poor play to clip a pass onto the Englishman but Peter Cech came rushing out to foil him.

Iwobi who came on in the 65th minute nearly induced an equaliser on the stroke of full time when he threaded a wonderful pass through for Alexandre Lacazette but he failed to hit the target, poking his shot wide.

Apart from Iwobi, three other African stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Elneny and Victor Wanyama were in action during the North London derby which was watched by 83,222 spectators, the biggest ever crowd to watch a Premier League match.

Emmanuel Chinaza

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