Tottenham Hotspur are hosting Arsenal in the north London derby this afternoon and will be feeling confident after such a strong start to the season. Jose Mourinho’s men can seal back-to-back derby victories for the first time since 1982 with a win here today.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are struggling for form and have not been able to recreate their best since that impressive 1-0 win over Manchester United in the league, but they will know that a win the derby will do wonders for confidence and inject a much needed boost to morale for the red half of north London.
Follow all the latest updates and live action from the game at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium below, following the conclusion of Sheffield United vs Leicester City.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:35
Tottenham 0 – 0 Arsenal
3 mins: The free kick is bang in front about 25 yards out from goal. Bernd Leno sets up his wall and stands waiting in the centre of the net. Eric Dier hits the shot and Leno watches it go high and wide.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:33
Tottenham 0 – 0 Arsenal
Kick off: Arsenal get the match underway. They’ve made their worst start to a top-flight season since the 1981/82 season. Reguilon wins the ball and gives it to Son. Son carries forward and slots it inside to Kane. Xhaka steps up and blocks Kane’s path giving away an early free kick.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:32
If Arsenal play like they did on Thursday night we could be in for a cracking match. That being said Mikel Arteta has changed ten of the players who started that game with only Alexandre Lacazette keeping his place.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:28
The teams make their way out onto the pitch. There are 2,000 fans watching in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. What a first game back they’ve got.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:26
The Gunners could keep three consecutive away clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since May 2013.
But, Mikel Arteta is winless in all seven of his Premier League games as a player and a manager against Jose Mourinho.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:23
Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in competitive home fixtures against Arsenal, winning six games and drawing four.
A goal for Harry Kane would make him the outright highest scorer in North London derbies with 11 – he is currently level with Emmanuel Adebayor and Bobby Smith.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:20
Tottenham can win consecutive competitive North London derbies for the first time since a run of three from 1980 to 1982.
Arsenal’s solitary victory in their past 12 Premier League away fixtures against Spurs was 1-0 in March 2014. The Gunners are winless in six subsequent league visits with two draws and four losses.
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:15
Reaction from the last minute winner at Bramall Lane to come but the North London derby is on it’s way. Here’s a reminder of the teams:
THFC XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Son, Kane
AFC XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:14
Michael Jones6 December 2020 16:12