Tottenham regained the lead in the Premier League by beating Arsenal (2-0). The Spurs were able to count on two goals from their unsustainable duo: Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
Tottenham takes back its first place! Spurs are once again leaders in the Premier League thanks to their success in the North London derby against Arsenal (2-0). As often, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son were the two architects of this victory.
Of course, football is played at eleven and a good result always rewards a collective effort. But to take Tottenham train to the top of the Premier League, Jose Mourinho can count on a hell of a locomotive. Without the talent of his duo Kane-Son (10 goals and 3 assists for the South Korean, 8 and 10 for the English), his minimalist philosophy would undoubtedly cost him a lot to score points. The alliance between the defensive base set by the Portuguese and the magic of his attackers propelled Tottenham to the leading roles.
This “North London Derby” was the occasion of a new demonstration, with a lethal Tottenham against. With a spinning ball in the center circle, Harry Kane timed perfectly to launch Heung-min Son on the left wing. Then the South Korean took advantage of a backup defense in the stadium parking lot to wind up a shot out of reach of Bernd Leno (13th, 1-0).
We take the same and we reverse. As Arsenal returned to the game, a poorly concluded play by Hector Bellerin and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned into an opportunity for Tottenham. Found to the left of the area by Giovani Lo Celso, Son stared at his defender before moving Kane. The overpowering strike of the English striker hit, even traumatize, the crossbar before entering (45th, 2-0). Much more enterprising in the second period, Arsenal failed to surprise the Spurs defense, supported by an impeccable Hugo Lloris .
With 6 defeats in 11 matches, the Gunners are now in 15th place in the championship. Coincidence or symbol, the Kane-Son duo scored this Saturday their 29th and 30th goals together in the Premier League (when one is the other’s passer). They thus surpass the duo formed by Robert Pirès and Thierry Henry (29 goals). In front of them, only Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba still resist (36 goals together at Chelsea). But for how long ?