Tottenham vs Arsenal: Alderweireld's late goal inspires Spurs to 2-1 win over rivals

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Alderweireld's late goal inspires Spurs to 2-1 win over rivals

- Tottenham vs Arsenal's North London clash ended in favour of Spurs

- The home team came from one goal down to beat the Gunners 2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

- They have now risen to eighth on the log with 52 points after 35 league matches this campaign

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Toby Alderweireld's late minute header was all Tottenham Hotspur needed to beat city rivals Arsenal on Sunday, July 12.

Mikel Arteta's men took the lead in the 16th minute through a stunning long-range shot from Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman combined well with Granit Xhaka at the edge of the 18yard box before launching a super shot that beat the reach of Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Alderweireld's late goal inspires Spurs to 2-1 win over rivals

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Spurs star celebrating Alderweireld's late goal - credit: Getty Images
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Jose Mourinho's men didn't waste time before restoring parity in the 19th minute as Heung-Min Son chipped stylishly over Emiliano Martinez and David Luiz.

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The Korean benefited from a stray pass Sead Kolasinac to the Brazilian before finding the back of the net in the game.

Alderweireld headed his side to victory towards the end of the game after rising to meet with Son's corner kick.

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Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang's effort was denied by the woodworks with danger cleared by the hosts.

The victory, however, meant Spurs are on course for Europa League qualification after rising above Arsenal on the log with two points with three more games left this campaign.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Valladolid vs Barcelona saw the end in a 1-0 to the defending champions as they reduce the lead at the top of La Liga to one point.

Arturo Vidal grabbed the only goals of the game as Quique Setien's men are not giving up on the title race yet.

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Antoine Griezman had lier missed an earlier chance to put la Blaugrana in the lead but the spurned his effort on goal.

But in the 15th minute, Lionel Messi equaled Xavi Hernandez's record for the most assists in a La Liga season, as he provided his 20th of the season for Vidal who also produced an instinctive finish.

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