Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, 18 November 2017

Score2-0 to Arsenal
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance59,530
Kick-off: 12.30pm The North London derby had now kicked-off at lunchtime at Emirates Stadium on seven occasions and Arsenal had now won five and lost one.

Goals:

Shkodran Mustafi 36 G
Alexis Sánchez 41 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder/Forward Alexis Sánchez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Davinson Sánchez
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Forward Harry Kane

Substitutions:

Francis Coquelin for Alexandre Lacazette 73
Alex Iwobi for Mesut Özil 84

Substitutions:

Harry Winks for Moussa Dembélé 62
Fernando Llorente for Harry Kane 75
SON Heung-min for Dele Alli 75

Cards:

Granit Xhaka 32 Y
Alexis Sánchez 38 Y
Shkodran Mustafi 48 Y
Nacho Monreal 73 Y

Cards:

Harry Kane 50 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender/Centre back Per Mertesacker
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Midfielder/Forward Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Forward Danny Welbeck

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Serge Aurier
Defender Juan Foyth
Midfielder Harry Winks
Midfielder/Forward SON Heung-min

Comments:

League position: 6th Arsenal had now won 11 home games in a row in the Premier League; their best such run since November 2005 at Highbury. The Gunners had now won 20 and lost one of their last 24 Premier League games at Emirates Stadium. They were now unbeaten in 17 home games in all competitions since a 5-1 loss against Bayern München in the UEFA Champions League on 7 March 2017 (won 15). Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: “From the first to last minute the quality of our concentration was very high, we never had a minute where we felt that we dropped a little bit of our focus. Overall it was a very intense game when you look at the physical performance of the two teams. It’s absolutely through the roof, so that means the with the distances the players produced, it was an immense performance on both sides.”

Comments:

League position: 4th Tottenham Hotspur had now lost three of their opening 12 Premier League games; only one fewer than in the whole of the previous season. During Mauricio Pochettino's reign, Spurs had now won only one of the 17 away games in the Premier League at the previous season's top six (lost ten). They had now failed to score in consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time since February 2017. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said: "We were better than them until the goal. The free-kick [should not have been given] and I think it was offside.The first, sure it was offside, the second one maybe. In this type of game when you play top sides like Arsenal, it's little details. It changed the game and that disappointed me. But that's football. We have to accept."