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Arsenal thump Tottenham 3-1 to extend their reign at the top

Superb Gunners beat 10-man Spurs to extend their stay at the top of the premier league table in the Saturday North London derby.

Arsenal started the game with dominance over their London rivals penetrating and causing commotion in Spurs’ defence before launching mayhem.

Dominant Arsenal defenders floors Spurs’ striker//photo from Arsenal Facebook page

Table leaders broke the deadlock through Thomas Partey’s stellar first time long-range curl in the 20th minute but phenomenal Harry Kane was quick to retaliate with a stunner at the kick-spot giving Spurs come back hopes before half time break.

Arsenal required just four minutes into the second half to move back into the lead as the on threat Lloris’s claw at Bukayo Saka’s shot landed the ball in front of Jesus, who found ease placing it home.

Gabriel Jesus Celebrating his goal//Photo from Arsenal Facebook page

Emmerson Royal’s 62nd dangerous tackle on Gabriel Martineli that earned him a red card only fired up the Gunners adding a one man less to a home advantage.

It become an uphill task for the already weak Spurs after Emerson clumsy fiddle on Martinelli

5 minutes later, Xhaka rifled past Loris hitting the bottom right corner of the net to seal Arsenal’s 3-0 win.

Hugo Lloris denied Gabriel Martinelli’s attempt to find the net and on the other side of the pitch, safe hands, Aaron Ramsdale clawed Richarlison’s effort to keep Spurs at bay.

Mikel Arteta’s men are now 4 points clear of second placed Manchester City.

Jesus emphasizing team synergy// Photo from Arsenal Facebook page

The Gunners have won a treble consecutive home league games against Tottenham, the first time they are doing so since 2013.

Arteta becomes the third Arsenal boss to win each of his first three home games against Spurs after George Morrell and Terry Neill.

Harry Kane soared past Thierry Henry as the highest-scoring player in Premier League London derbies with a spot-kick making it 44 goals.

Premier League resumes this afternoon with Manchester City hosting Manchester United as Aston Vila travels to Elland road to tussle out Leeds.

On Monday, Nottingham Forest will be away at leicester’s turf, King power stadium.

In other premier league games played on Saturday;

Conor Gallagher late strike gave Potter winning league start as Chelsea cruzed past Crystal Palace in a 1-2 win. The game also saw Aubameyoung making a mark on his Chelsea debut with a spectacular goal.

Bournemouth shared spoils with Brentford in a zero all draw.

Southampton lost at home against Everton, 1-2.

It was a brace for Almiron as Newcastle stunned 10-man Fulham 4-1

Liverpool was levelled at home 3-3.

Westham dominated in a 2-0 home win against Wolves.

Outside English premier league

Ukraine shared a goal less stalemates against Scotland

lewadowski’s 20th minute goal secured Barcelona a win against Marlloca.

Spanish strikers Alvaro Morata and Llorete placed home to secure Atletico Madrid’s away win against Sevilla

Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a passionate communicator, armed with a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and currently moving closer to obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. Alongside his academic pursuits, Nashonji assumes the vital position of chief Editor for Nkumba University's News Website, news.nkumbauniversity.ac.ug, where he plays an instrumental role in shaping and delivering well grounded content to the university community and beyond. Driven by an unwavering commitment to his craft, Nashonji possesses a diverse range of knowledge and skills sets that render him an invaluable asset to any media-related venture. His passion for excellence and keen eye for detail set him apart, making him a true asset in the world of communication.


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