Rob Holding endured a terrible North London derby as he netted a penalty against Tottenham before being sent off to leave Arsenal in disarray.
The defender was guilty of playing the occasion rather than the game, as his obsession with Hueng-min Son caused him to take a bath early.
The first was brandished after deliberately holding off the South Korean Spurs star in attack. And in the 33rd minute he received his second yellow for a deliberate barge on Son.
Meanwhile, Holding was to blame for his team falling behind as Tottenham were awarded a penalty after Holding tripped Son in the box. Harry Kane scored on the resulting kick.
talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams called Holding “stupid” and “idiot” when describing the second yellow card.
Meanwhile, Gary Neville said: ‘It’s Holding madness. He was erratic, he lacked composure and he left.
“Son played Holding like a little boy.”
Spurs are firmly in charge of the derby with Kane adding moments after Holding received his marching orders before Son scored 3-0 in the opening moments of the second half.
Rob Holding’s Nightmare in the North London Derby
*Source: Statman Dave
Minutes played: 33
Ground duels won: 1/5
Fouls committed: 4
Red cards: 1
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