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Aubameyang Scores Twice As Gunners Beat Spurs 4-2 In North London Derby

Tanuja Saikhom | 2 months ago

It was an electrifying moment for the Gunners after they defeated their rivals Spurs 4-2 at the Emirates as the night saw two penalties, six goals, a red card, and a wild celebration. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two times for Arsenal in a thrilling North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League derby Sunday.

Gabonese forward Aubameyang struck the opening goal from the penalty in the 10th minute after Jan Vertonghen's handball in a free kick. The celebration was shushed when Eric Dier flicked off Christian Eriksen’s free kick with a header to level the score in the 30th minute. 

In a couple of minutes, Heung-min Son was brought down in the area by Rob Holding, after which the visitors led the score 2-1 with a Harry Kane’s fine shot into the net. 

The home crowd was muted for the rest of the first half as the Gunners couldn’t create another goal in the given slot time. Aubameyang broke the jinx in the 56th minute with a beautiful curling into the right corner of the net, leaving Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris stunned.

The game took a U-turn when substitute Alexandre Lacazette’s strong left footer dribbled the ball in the lower right of the net, giving Unai Emery’s a 3-2 lead in the 74th minute. Then in just two minutes, came Lucas Torreira to finish the garnishing part with his first ever goal with Arsenal. The 22-year-old Uruguay professional, who arrived at the Emirates in July, gracefully took the booking with a shirt-stripping celebration.

The game witnessed the first red card just five minutes before the final whistle when Vertonghen received his second booking for his rash challenge on Lacazette.

With the derby win, Gunners maintained their position at no 4 with 30 points, eight points behind the leader Manchester City. They will visit Old Trafford to take on Red Devils on Wednesday ahead of the Huddersfield match on Saturday.