Two goals in two second half minutes from Dele Alli and Harry Kane ensured the last-ever north London derby at White Hart Lane went our way following an outstanding performance on Sunday.
As we prepare to leave the ground which has been home for the last 118 years, we produced another powerful and composed display to see off Arsenal in relative comfort and give the stadium the victory it deserved on a poignant afternoon.
The win was our ninth consecutive success in the Premier League and our 13th straight triumph in the division at White Hart Lane, as we consolidated second place in the table, climbing back to within four points of leaders Chelsea after their win at Everton earlier in the day.
We should have been ahead at half-time but somehow both Dele and Christian Eriksen missed what were basically open goals, allowing Arsenal to grow in confidence and threaten at the other end before the interval, although Hugo Lloris denied Aaron Ramsey with their best chance of the half.
The opening goal came on 56 minutes and was no more than we deserved, Dele poking home from close range after Cech had saved Eriksen’s fine individual effort, before we doubled our lead two minutes later.
The superb Victor Wanyama won the ball inside the Arsenal half and found Kane, who was upended by Gabriel in the area and referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot. Kane made no mistake with his penalty, his 27th goal of the season.
Both sides had chances to add to the scoreline, Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez denied by Lloris while Petr Cech made a string of superb saves to prevent us extending our lead, most notably from Jan Vertonghen, Kane and Toby Alderweireld.
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