A rampaging second half performance saw Tottenham clinch a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in a frenzied north London derby at Wembley Stadium.
After a first half devoid of attacking quality, a relentless Spurs side emerged from the half time break to wreak havoc on Arsenal as Harry Kane headed the home side to victory to boost their hopes of successive seasons in the Champions League, whilst inflicting a major blow on the Gunners' top four chances.
An unchanged Tottenham side from their dramatic draw with Liverpool last time out was met by an Arsenal eleven with fresh legs injected into the middle of the park, with Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny given the nod ahead of
A raucous crowd at the home of English football welcomed an intense and lively start from both sides who were eager to take advantage of space in-behind their opponents defensive line.
However, the tactical battle which unfolded in the early exchanges gave little in the way of clear cut chances to either side as a disciplined Arsenal outfit kept Tottenham at bay as the home side started to pile on the pressure.
Both these teams cancelling each other out....I don't think there's been a serious attack moment...Dull.. #TOTARS— Eamon (@pokeymarley) February 10, 2018
Whilst wayward passes from Henrikh Mkhitaryan scuppered Arsenal's early chances in the final third - as the Gunners finished the first term with no shots on target - Tottenham were invited to control the tempo and they managed to create the halves best opportunity as a result.
It took until the half hour mark to register the games
After a first period void of chances on goal Tottenham were eager to make their presence known from the off as Kane had the chance to score a hat-trick in the space of just five minutes.
Yet another cross into the box saw the striker ease his way
After over 20 minutes of unrelenting Tottenham dominance the Gunners had their first sight of goal after Wilshere's powerful curling effort required a rare intervention from Hugo Lloris.
However, the second half soon returned to normal programming as Tottenham kept their
Tottenham must now front up for their Champions League last 16 trip to Juventus on Tuesday before facing Rochdale in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, whilst