Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham: Granit Xhaka strikes cap commanding victory as Gunners moves four point clear
Match report as leaders Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1 to go four points clear; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Jesus on target for Gunners; Harry Kane scored a penalty but Spurs had Emerson Royal sent off; watch free highlights from 5.15pm
Arsenal moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League and inflicted a first defeat of the season on 10-man Tottenham with a 3-1 win in a pulsating north London derby.
Thomas Partey’s stunning, long-range opener (20) was cancelled out by Harry Kane’s penalty (31) after Gabriel Magalhaes had fouled Richarlison, but the hosts, dominant for much of the first period, took complete control of the game after the break.
Gabriel Jesus capitalised on a mix-up between Hugo Lloris and Cristian Romero to put Arsenal in front from close range (49) and Granit Xhaka struck a clinical third (67) after Emerson Royal had been red carded for a reckless foul on Gabriel Martinelli.
The victory made it seven wins from eight games for Mikel Arteta’s side so far this season, underlining their progress in recent months and giving them a healthy four-point cushion on second-placed Manchester City, who face Manchester United on Sunday.
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