Arsenal's first defeat in 10 visits to Wembley is a huge blow to their hopes of returning to the Champions League. The Gunners, winless in 16 Premier away league games against the top five, fell seven points behind Tottenham and are six adrift of the top four. From the start, it was clear Tottenham would be the aggressors in the latest meeting between these eternal rivals in front of a Premier League record crowd of 83,222. Kane's clever flick sent Dele Alli racing clear and when he whipped over a low cross, Shkodran Mustafi poked an attempted clearance towards his own goal, forcing Petr Cech to plunge to his right to spare his team-mate's blushes.
FT: Spurs 1-0 Arsenal— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 10, 2018
Bragging rights for the Tottenham supports in North London ⚪️
? BT Sport 1 HD and 4K UHD for all the fallout pic.twitter.com/SxE9OyGjT4
Arsenal had no answer to Kane's muscular presence and clever movement and he forced a good save from Cech with a stinging drive from the edge of the area. Cech had to be at his best again moments later to tip over an Eriksen free-kick curling towards the top corner.
Arsenal had 1 shot on target from 6 attempts v Tottenham, their fewest in a PL match since losing 4-0 at Liverpool on August 27 (did not produce any) #NorthLondonDerby #TOTARS #PL pic.twitter.com/9IszOWVUFh— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 10, 2018
The anonymous Mkhitaryan was hauled off after 65 minutes before Arsenal at last had a shot on target when Jack Wilshere's long range effort tested Hugo Lloris. However, it was Tottenham who remained the more potent force and Alli clipped a good chance wide before Cech saved well from Erik Lamela and Trippier. Cech had kept Arsenal in the game and in the final seconds they could have snatched an undeserved point. But, extending his current miserable form, France striker Alexandre Lacazette scuffed wide with just Lloris to beat.
FT: Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal.— Goal (@goal) February 10, 2018
Harry Kane and Spurs secure the North London bragging rights. ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ow6AIwLrGa
Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal FT:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 10, 2018
Pass accuracy: 83%-81%
Chances created: 15-3
Harry Kane's seventh goal against Arsenal in the Premier League gives Tottenham the win at Wembley. pic.twitter.com/oJpc1TlavT