Tottenham hammer Arsenal and close gap to top four after Rob Holding’s first red card as Harry Kane rages again against rivals


Tottenham closed the gap on Arsenal and the top four to just one point as they emphatically beat their north London rivals 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Gunners played an hour into the match with ten men, after Rob Holding was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in the first 33 minutes of the clash.

Kane scored again for Tottenham against Arsenal
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Tottenham hammer Arsenal and close gap to top four after Rob Holding's first red card as Harry Kane rages again against rivals
Holding’s red card meant the Gunners were down to ten men just after the half-hour
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Harry Kane again enjoyed a clash against the Gunners by scoring twice – taking his tally of goals against them to 13 – and assisting the other for Antonio Conte’s side.

Kane’s first came from the spot, after Cedric Soares pushed Heung-min Son inside the box, and the England captain made no mistake, moving past Aaron Ramsdale.

Both of Holding’s yellow cards came for fouls on Son – the first a late foul in midfield, the second a dangerous elbow as the striker ran on goal.

And Kane’s second goal came just after the sending-off, with the England captain heading to the far post after escaping the attention of Eddie Nketiah.

His Spurs sidekick Son scored the other early in the second half after Kane sent the ball to him inside the box, before the South Korean cleverly found the back of the net.

Spurs saw the game professionally after Son’s strike, with Ramsdale remaining the busier of the two goalkeepers as Arsenal struggled to get some sort of consolation.

Tottenham hammer Arsenal and close gap to top four after Rob Holding's first red card as Harry Kane rages again against rivals
Son is now just one goal behind Mo Salah in the top scorer rankings
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Instead, they were hit with more bad news as Gabriel limped off injured, casting doubt on his availability for the game at Newcastle, with Holding already banned.

Victory sees Tottenham move just a point behind fourth-place Arsenal, with Conte’s men in action on Sunday when relegation-threatened Burnley visit north London – a game you’d expect them to win .

It means Mikel Arteta’s side will see their trip to St James’ Park on Monday as a must win.

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