Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was crowned King of North London with his derby brace against Arsenal to boost his side’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has now scored 13 goals in 16 games against north London rivals Arsenal.
The England captain already held the impressive record for most goals in derby history but he extended it with his brace on Thursday night. Kane converted a penalty in the 22nd minute before doubling his side’s lead with a header 15 minutes later as he was crowned King of North London.
Arsenal had Rob Holding sent off in the first half before Son Heung-min confirmed the win with a smart second-half finish. And it comes as Spurs were offered five players in the summer transfer window.
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Harry Kane was the star again as Spurs clinched an impressive 3-0 win over bitter rivals Arsenal.
The game was one of the most important north London derbies in recent seasons, with both sides battling for a place in the top four of the Premier League and qualification for next season’s Champions League. And Kane’s impressive display helped secure a valuable three points for Antonio Conte’s side while posting an impressive record against the Gunners.
The England captain extended his goalscoring record against Arsenal and has now scored 13 goals in 16 north London derbies.
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Upswing in the Champions League
Tottenham kept their Champions League hopes alive as they beat Arsenal’s 10-man win 3-0 in a pulsating derby in north London.
Antonio Conte’s side are now just a point behind the Gunners in the Premier League table with just two games left – meaning the race for the top four has started well and truly. Spurs were helped by Rob Holding, who was sacked for two yellow cards just 33 minutes into the game.
But a brace from Harry Kane and another from Son Heung-min ensured the top four races will go all the way to the end. It was a game full of talking points, including the incredible atmosphere, Kane’s talismanic display and Holding’s red card.
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Spurs offered five players
Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has reportedly been offered his pick of five Bologna players as he looks to expand his ranks this summer.
The Italy side need to raise money and have reportedly offered star players Mattias Svanberg, Jerdy Schouten, Aaron Hickey, Arthur Theate and Riccardo Orsolini. The Serie A club’s sporting director Riccardo Bigon is said to have flown to London this week to speak to Premier League clubs about the players – with Spurs far from being the only possible target.
However, as Spurs have already been linked with Svanberg, it could increase the odds of the Sweden midfielder joining the club in the summer.