Tottenham gained north London bragging rights in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Saturday, courtesy of Harry Kane’s brace at White Hart Lane.
Harry Kane’s fine season continued in Saturday’s 174th north London derby as he struck twice after the break to earn his side a 2-1 win over rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
Arsenal – without injured striker Alexis Sanchez – were on course for their first back-to-back victories at Spurs since the late 1980s after taking the lead in Arsene Wenger’s 700th Premier League game in charge.
However, Kane – rewarded with a bumper contract at the beginning of the week – had other ideas as he turned the game on its head following Mesut Ozil’s opener to give Spurs a first derby win in five attempts.
Despite the hosts making the early running, the in-form Ozil opened the scoring 11 minutes in after an incisive break, with Spurs initially frustrated in their attempts to get back on level terms.
Tottenham’s pressure eventually told when Kane grabbed his first derby goal to level in the 56th minute, and the England under-21 international took his tally to 11 goals from his last 14 Spurs appearances late on with a superb header.
Arsenal’s five-match winning run in all competitions therefore came to an end, Tottenham leapfrogging their rivals into the top four.