15 Mar Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Football Match Report – March 14, 2021
A objective from Martin Odegaard and a Alexandre Lacazette penalty helped Arsenal come from behind to defeat 10-men Tottenham 2-1 in a dramatic north London derby on the Emirates on Sunday.
Lacazette took the armband after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been dropped to the bench after breaching disciplinary protocols. Sources informed Football4cast that he was benched after turning up late to the coaching floor this morning for the sport.
Spurs substitute Erik Lamela, who had changed an injured Son Heung-Min after simply 19 minutes, went from hero to villain after opening the scoring with a sensational rabona within the first half earlier than being despatched off within the second for receiving two yellow playing cards.
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Odegaard scored his first Premier League objective to attract the perimeters degree earlier than Lacazette transformed his fifth penalty of the season to provide Mikel Arteta’s facet a well-needed win.
“It’s superb. We wished to win this recreation for us and the team and the followers. We missed them at present. It was vital to win the derby although,” Lacazatte mentioned after the sport.
“It’s nerve-racking. That is our downside. Once we are profitable we battle to handle the sport on the finish. We have to enhance. However we received and now we are able to consider Thursday. You will need to win the sort of recreation.”
Substitute Lamela had opened the scoring for Spurs in excellent style on 33 minutes. The Argentina worldwide discovered himself crowded within the Arsenal field and took on the rabona, nutmegging Thomas Partey within the course of to attain one of many Premier League’s targets of the season.
It was an unlucky flip of occasions for Arsenal who had loved the vast majority of the possession as much as that time. Cedric Soares hit the put up 4 minutes later and it regarded prefer it was going to be one other day of missed alternatives on the Emirates for the house facet.
Nonetheless, Arsenal’s strain ultimately paid off as Kieran Tierney discovered Odegaard in house within the Spurs field. The on-loan Actual Madrid winger’s shot deflected off Toby Alderweireld and into the objective on 33 minutes.
Lacazette, who has now scored in three of his 4 north London derby appearances, received and transformed a penalty on 64 minutes after a weird problem from Davinson Sanchez who took the France worldwide out moderately than assault the ball.
“We’re fortunate to get the penalty, I feel. However after all I’m joyful,” Lacazette added. “Again within the days I’ve taken a number of penalties towards him [Hugo Lloris] however I used to be assured.”
Lamela was despatched off after 76 minutes for a second yellow card after a excessive arm on Tierney.
Harry Kane thought he had scored an equaliser for Spurs seven minutes from the top of the sport however he was discovered to be offside and the objective was disallowed. The England captain hit the put up with a free-kick from outdoors the field moments later.