Could do little about Kane’s goal, but Cech pulled off a series of great saves to keep out Christian Eriksen’s free-kick and two more thumping efforts from Kane, as well as a close-range effort from Erik Lamela. There was a hair-raising moment when an attempt to play out of the back almost let Dele Alli in to score, but it was an otherwise commanding performance from the Gunners’ No.1
Fans were hopeful of another derby win with the team buoyed by new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and following last week’s 5-1 demolishing of Everton.
But the team lacked hunger and desire, while their star men flopped, as a superior Spurs claimed a deserved win.
Harry Kane’s second-half header won the game for Tottenham but they should have had more, with only a series of superb saves from goalkeeper Petr Cech keeping the scoreline low.
MATCH REPORT: Harry Kane header gives Spurs bragging rights in north London derby
Arsene Wenger’s side, who only mustered one shot on target, are now seven points behind their fiercest rivals and left fighting for a top four spot.
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