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United set record as Lyon win and Celta stumble – UEFA Europa League – News


CELTA v MAN. UNITED

Celta 0-3 Athletic (Raúl García 35 50, Rico)
Celta’s hopes of ending the season on a high are fully focused on the UEFA Europa League after Eduardo Berizzo’s men suffered a third consecutive defeat and fifth in six Liga outings. With the likes of Iago Aspas, Pione Sisto and Jonny left on the bench, the Galician side were undone by a pair of opportunistic strikes from Raúl García, the midfielder hitting his first Liga double since November 2013, before Mikel Rico rubbed salt into the wound.


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Man. United 1-1 Swansea (Rooney 45+3pen; Sigurdsson 79)
United extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to a single-season club-record 25 games (W13 D12) but failed to claim a home victory for the 11th time this term. Wayne Rooney struck for the second weekend running via a first-half spot kick, but the hosts were denied a crucial victory by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s brilliant free-kick 11 minutes from time. José Mourinho’s injury-ravaged squad suffered two more casualties with Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly withdrawn days before their semi-final opener.

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Nabil Fekir was on target for Lyon


Nabil Fekir was on target for Lyon©AFP/Getty Images

Ajax: no weekend game

Angers 1-2 Lyon (Ndoye 49; Valbuena 17, Fekir 41)
Lyon responded to back-to-back home Ligue 1 defeats with a narrow victory at the Coupe de France finalists. Mathieu Valbuena reacted quickest when Alexandre Letellier parried Maxime Gonalons’ cross to give OL the lead, before Nabil Fekir’s free-kick squeezed inside the near post to make it two. Cheikh Ndoye’s header set up a nervous second half, though Angers’ hopes of earning a point evaporated when Mateo Pavlović was dismissed in the 76th minute.



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Celtic’s Scott Sinclair makes social media post showing alleged abuse


Scott Sinclair opened the scoring for Celtic in a runaway win against Rangers in the Old Firm derby.

Scott Sinclair has posted a picture on social media showing the alleged racist abuse he suffered during Saturday’s Old Firm derby.

The Celtic winger posted a still from footage of the game at Ibrox, with Celtic beating Rangers 5-1, apparently showing a man making a monkey gesture.

Sinclair, who scored the opening goal from the penalty spot, accompanied the picture with the message #notoracism.

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Police are investigating, with a spokesman saying: “We are aware of that incident and inquiries are ongoing.”

Writing on Twitter on Saturday, former Manchester City and Swansea wideman Sinclair said: “What a team performance yet again, the fans were right behind us from start to finish.

“Just a shame to end the game and seeing the ignorance of people no matter what team u support there is just no need for racism!”

Eight people were arrested following the match including a 23-year-old man for allegedly running on to the pitch to confront Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Two men aged 36 and 16 were arrested in connection with allegedly trying to enter the ground while drunk while a 30-year-old man was held in connection with alleged offensive behaviour.

Three men aged 34 and 53 and a 15-year-old boy were arrested in connection with alleged breach of the peace while a 16-year-old was arrested for allegedly being in possession of alcohol at the ground.

Police announced on Sunday that they had made another arrest following the incidents at the ground.

A 28-year-old man has been detained in connection with an alleged offence under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act, officers said.

The man is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday.



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Nice vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Football Match Report – April 30, 2017


The impressive Ricardo Pereira of Nice dealt Paris Saint-Germain a severe blow in their bid to win the Ligue 1 title at the Allianz Riviera.

Pereira set up a goal before cutting in and curling a sensational effort into the top corner in the second half as Nice beat PSG 3-1. It means the capital club remain three points behind Monaco – who have a game in hand.

The full-back broke swiftly down the right wing before teeing up Mario Balotelli in the first period, before doubling the score in the second period of a spicy encounter which saw the visitors have two players sent off in the dying moments before Anastasios Donis added a third.

Marquinhos flicked a header in with half an hour remaining to offer Unai Emery’s side a glimmer of hope, but they were unable to maintain the pressure on Monaco as they slipped to a first defeat in 17 league matches.

The visitors, who are looking for their fifth league title on the bounce, started the brighter of the two sides.

Angel Di Maria tested Yoan Cardinale early on with an effort from outside the box but the goalkeeper could only fumble what proved to be a tame effort.

Edinson Cavani had a header cleared off the line after making a near-post run from a Di Maria corner as Nice started slowly, before gradually growing into the game.

They had their first sniff of goal in the 20th minute, as a Jean Seri cross found Balotelli unmarked inside the area, but the Italian striker was on the stretch and could only volley the ball over the bar from six yards out.

He did not have to wait long for a breakthrough however, as Pereira charged out of defence on the counter-attack and broke down the right wing before playing the ball inside to Balotelli, who held off a tackle before a hitting a fine finish for his 14th league goal of the season.

PSG were wasteful as they pushed for an equaliser, with Di Maria going for the spectacular from 35 yards, and the deficit was doubled shortly after the break.

Again Nice broke and the ball was played into Pereira, who cut in onto his weaker foot before curling into the top corner from the edge of the area.

Cavani had another header cleared off the line, but the visitors continued to threaten from set pieces and were finally rewarded when Marquinhos flicked in a Thiago Silva header.

Tempers flared in the final 20 minutes as the Parisiens grew frustrated, and it all came to a head in stoppage time as Thiago Motta was sent off for an off-the-ball incident before a wild Di Maria lunge saw him also given his marching orders.

Substitute Donis added a third to wrap up the points as he headed in a deflected cross at the back post to bring Nice to within three points of their opponents.



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Atlanta United FC vs. DC United – Football Match Report – April 30, 2017



ATLANTA — Luciano Acosta broke a tie in the 36th minute, Sebastien Le Toux had the only second-half goal and D.C. United beat Atlanta United 3-1 on Sunday for the Washington team’s first road victory.

D.C. United snapped a four-game road winless run, as Atlanta played a home game for the first time since March 18.

The visitors tied it at one in the 25th minute on Michael Parkhurst’s own goal. Lamar Neagle intercepted a defensive header, raced down the left side and his pass across the goal was knocked in by Parkhurst.

Eleven minutes later, Acosta took a thrown-in from near midfield, dribbled past four defenders and slotted a shot inside the near post for a 2-1 lead.

Le Toux scored for a second-straight game in the 55th minute. He got behind the defense for Acosta’s well-placed through ball and controlled it and took his time before the finish.

Bill Hamid kept D.C. United in it early by making two saves on point-blank shots in the opening three minutes. But Atlanta took a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute when Kenwyne Jones headed in a chipped cross. Yamil Asad cut back his defender at the edge of the box and found an open Jones at the far post.

Jones had an open header go just wide in the 17th minute and he was tracked down on a breakaway in the 18th.



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Marco Silva knows Harry Maguire’s value as Hull continue battle against the drop


Marco Silva has challenged Hull to build their future around star centre-back Harry Maguire.

The 24-year-old’s man of the match turn at Southampton helped secure a priceless point in the battle to beat the Premier League drop.

Eldin Jakupovic’s penalty save ensured a goalless draw at St Mary’s on Saturday, helping to confirm Sunderland’s top-flight relegation.

Maguire again caught the eye however, leading boss Silva to admit Hull must fight to retain his services and shape their team around the in-demand defender.

“Of course it’s important,” said Silva, when asked if Maguire should play a pivotal role in Hull’s future.

“He is a young player as well, and it’s important for Hull to keep these kinds of players.

“There have been no offers for the player, so I don’t want to talk too much about his position.

“I want to talk about the players keeping focused on our goal and to keep going until the end of the season.”

Jakupovic’s added-time save from Dusan Tadic’s penalty leaves Hull still able to control their Premier League fate, with the 32-year-old goalkeeper admitting Saturday’s spot-kick heroics might prove the most important of his career.

“I’ve saved a lot of penalties in my career but this is for sure one of the main penalties, “said Jakupovic.

“Before the game I did my homework (on Tadic’s penalties) with my goalkeeping coach.

“But to be fair I saw his four or five last penalties and he never finished like that.

“Finally, finally I had to make the decision. My feeling, my stomach told me to go this side.

“When the referee gave the penalty I said to myself ‘come on now, you have to help the team again’. I spoke with myself ‘come on’, and finally I did it.

“You have to be lucky as well because it was a very good penalty. It was a mix of luck with feelings and finally we took the point.”

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Ligue 1 Balotelli Nice deal PSG title push major blow Thauvin hat trick for Marseille


Mario Balotelli got into a heated exchange with Edinson Cavani during Nice’s big win over PSG in Ligue 1.

Nice’s impressive Ricardo Pereira dealt Paris Saint-Germain a severe blow in their bid to win the Ligue 1 title at the Allianz Riviera.

Pereira set up a goal before cutting in and curling a sensational effort into the top corner in the second half as Nice beat PSG 3-1. It means the capital club remain three points behind Monaco, who have a game in hand.

The full-back broke swiftly down the right wing before teeing up Mario Balotelli in the first half, before doubling the score in the second half of a spicy encounter which saw the visitors have two players — Thiago Motta and Angel Di Maria — sent off in the dying moments before Anastasios Donis added a third.

Marquinhos flicked a header in with half an hour remaining to offer Unai Emery’s side a glimmer of hope, but they were unable to maintain the pressure on Monaco as they slipped to a first defeat in 17 league matches.

Florian Thauvin scored a trio of fine goals as Marseille thumped Caen to keep their European hopes alive.

Florian Thauvin scored a hat trick as Marseille boosted their hopes of European football next season with a 5-1 victory at Caen.

There was a dramatic start to the game as Marseille scored twice in the opening five minutes through Thauvin and Maxime Lopez.

Ivan Santini halved the deficit after nine minutes, but 19-year-old Lopez restored the visitors’ two-goal cushion as he became the youngest Marseille player to score a brace in Ligue 1 for 30 years.

Thauvin, who is on loan from Newcastle, took his league tally for the season to 15 with further strikes after 63 and 89 minutes as Marseille coasted home.

Bordeaux came away with a point after a goalless deadlock to aid their quest for European qualification.

Dijon gained a valuable point in the relegation battle with a goalless draw at home to Bordeaux.

But it could have been a lot better had Cedric Carrasso not saved brilliantly from Chang-Hoon Kwon late on.

Both sides missed their share of chances throughout the game, but the result ensured Dijon climbed out of the bottom three.



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Middlesbrough 2-2 Man City: Match Report




Jesus rises to the occasion and earns Manchester City a point at Middlesbrough

Gabriel Jesus marked his return to Manchester City‘s starting line-up by grabbing a dramatic late equaliser for his side in a 2-2 draw against relegation-haunted Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Jesus headed home a Sergio Aguero cross in the 84th minute after Calum Chambers appeared to have secured three priceless points for the hosts in their unlikely battle to beat the drop.

Steve Agnew’s men led through a first-half strike from former City striker Alvaro Negredo before the visitors drew level in controversial fashion when Aguero netted from the spot.

Boro players reacted with fury when Leroy Sane went down under the challenge of Marten de Roon – but reacted brilliantly to grab back the lead just seven minutes later.

But in a thrilling finale Jesus, back after 10 weeks out with a foot injury, strengthened his side’s top-four prospects and left Boro six points off safety with just three games to go.

Boro had almost behind in the first 30 seconds, Aguero wriggling into the left side of the box and flashing a shot across the face of goal.

Aleksandar Kolarov drove a long-range effort high and wide with three minutes on the clock, and five minutes later Fernandinho’s lofted pass fed Aguero who scooped his shot inches over the bar.

But Boro survived the early storm and began to flourish, their confidence visibly returning after ending their long winless streak in midweek which boosted their still-unlikely survival mission.

Ben Gibson flicked on a Fabio cross in the 12th minute to Negredo, who blazed his shot across the face of goal from a tight angle.

De Roon shot wide from long range then the same player just missed the target after latching onto the end of a deep Downing free-kick.

Jesus, who had cut a relatively anonymous figure in the first half hour, came close with his first chance of note when he flicked wide from Nicolas Otamendi’s right-wing cross.

And Boro grabbed the lead their initiative deserved in the 37th minute when de Roon sent Downing scampering clear down the left flank and when his cross was laid back from George Friend inside the box, Negredo sent a curling left-foot finish past Willy Caballero.

After just four minutes of the second half, during which Caballero plucked the ball off the head of the dangerous de Roon, Guardiola had seen enough and threw on both Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling to bolster his side’s attacking threat.

Inevitably City began to pile on the pressure, Kevin De Bruyne stinging Brad Guzan’s hands with a long-range effort before the Boro keeper had to be alert on 65 minutes to tip over a clever lofted effort by Jesus Navas.

Tempers frayed two minutes later when Sane fell under a challenge by de Roon in the box and after referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot the Boro players reacted with fury, with Fabio booked for protesting and Sane having to be pulled away from a confrontation.

Aguero dispatched the spot-kick but just three minutes later there was more drama at the other end when Boro substitute Adama Traore burst clear but fell under the challenge of Otamendi on the edge of the box.

Downing’s free-kick was spilled by Otamendi and after a mighty goalmouth scramble, Negredo managed to squeeze the ball across the face of goal at the second attempt where Chambers poked home.

But the drama was not over as Jesus rose unchallenged in the Boro box to head home an Aguero cross and grab the equaliser with four minutes to go.

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Atlanta United 1-3 D.C. United: D.C. fight back


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Inter Milan 0-1 Napoli: Callejon the difference


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Le Toux doubles D.C. United’s advantage


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Mauricio Pochettino has eyes on the big prize after Tottenham’s win over Arsenal


Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains focused solely on the race for the Premier League title, after victory over Arsenal in the last north London derby at White Hart Lane.

Spurs needed to beat their fierce local rivals to keep the gap at four points following leaders Chelsea’s win earlier in the day – and they did just that as the Gunners slipped to a ninth defeat of the season.

After a goalless first half in which Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen missed good chances for the hosts, the former opened the scoring on 55 minutes before Harry Kane converted a penalty just 146 seconds later.

The win means Tottenham will finish ahead of Arsenal for the first time since 1995.

With Tottenham’s new stadium being built around their current home, this marked the last time Arsenal would make the short trip to White Hart Lane – but it was only a day to savour for their hosts.

Arsenal had seen both Manchester United and Manchester City drop points in the race for the top four – but Arsene Wenger’s men could not capitalise.

Although Pochettino has become the first Spurs manager since Gerry Francis to guide his side to finish above Arsenal, the Argentinian was more concerned with the attempt to reel in Chelsea.

“I feel very proud, first of all because the players played their best and they were fantastic,” he said.

“And for our fans, I feel very happy for them. It was a fantastic game and yes, we are in the race for the title. We reduce again the gap to Chelsea.

“Now we have to be focused because we have again on Friday a very important game against West Ham and now it’s important to be focused on that game.

“I am happy as, when you play a derby like Tottenham versus Arsenal, always it is important to win.

“But I have massive respect for him (Arsene Wenger). I admire him for what he is doing at a club like Arsenal and it is a fantastic job.

“I am so happy but our challenge is and our aim is not only to beat Arsenal but also the 19 teams in the Premier League.

“Of course I am very happy but I am so calm as we have four games to play and now is important to be focused and to try to reduce the gap to Chelsea.”

Pochettino revealed his players did not know the result of the Chelsea game (the Blues won 3-0 at Everton) and admitted a tinge of disappointment that the Toffees could not get a result to help Tottenham’s quest.

“I knew (the result) because I was watching. The players didn’t watch because they were focused on the game.

“They were really focused on the game and I think they didn’t realise what happened at Everton. We knew because we were watching but they were very focused.

“Of course I am disappointed because it was a great opportunity to reduce the gap. It is four, with four to play, all is possible in football and we’ll see what happens next week.

“But now its important to feel proud, happy, because the last game against Arsenal and all that means for our fans and those who love Tottenham, it was a fantastic afternoon.

“Yes, of course (we are) disappointed because we have not reduced the gap on Chelsea – but (I am) so proud of the performance of the team and our support.”

Questions will continue to be asked of Wenger following his side’s latest setback, with his relationship with the Arsenal fans remaining fraught despite a recent upturn in form.

The 67-year-old is still yet to announce whether he will sign a new deal to continue as Arsenal boss beyond the end of the season.

He has been in charge for more than 20 years and this is the first time he will have to accept finishing below his closest rivals, conceding Spurs deserve to be where they are in the table.

“Look, the points are the points,” he said.

“They do not come from heaven, you earn them on the pitch. That’s it.

“If I believe or not, the gap is there. That is often in the final part of the season, that can go one way or the other without really reflecting the difference between the teams.”

Wenger has also never finished outside of the top four in any full season at the helm, but his side now face an uphill battle to secure Champions League qualification with an FA Cup final date with Chelsea potentially offering some solace.

They welcome fifth-placed United to the Emirates Stadium next Sunday and are currently five points behind Jose Mourinho’s side with City a point further ahead in fourth.

“It will be very difficult now, but we have to fight,” he added.

“We have a cup final, we have still a chance to get into the top four and we have to recover from today and prepare for our next games.”

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Own goal brings D.C. United level


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Dijon 0-0 Bordeaux: Girondins maintain fifth place


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Jones heads Atlanta into the lead


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Hamid makes huge stop on Atlanta’s Villalba


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Caen 1-5 Marseille: Thauvin hat trick fuels rout


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Husidic: LA have to stop the bleeding – Via Galaxy


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Tottenham keep Premier League title race alive with derby win over Arsenal


Tottenham’s 22-year wait to finish above Arsenal is over but their title chase is not done yet after Dele Alli and Harry Kane sealed a 2-0 victory in White Hart Lane’s last north London derby.

Only 146 seconds separated Alli’s second-half opener and Kane converting from the penalty spot as Spurs moved 17 points clear of the Gunners and made it mathematically impossible for their rivals to close the gap.

Tottenham’s victory was only tarnished by Chelsea’s emphatic 3-0 win at Everton earlier in the day, which means they could just reduce the difference at the top back to four points.

Chelsea have Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford and Sunderland left to play and this could well prove the day Antonio Conte’s men tightened their grip on the trophy.

There was little sign of disappointment for Spurs fans, however, who have not toasted finishing a league season above Arsenal since 1995, an achievement made all the more sweet given it came in the final run of this fixture at this current ground.

Tottenham confirmed on Friday they will move to Wembley next season, making this the last north London derby at White Hart Lane before the club opens its new stadium in August 2018.

For Arsene Wenger’s men, the challenge of sneaking into the top four has become even more acute.

They now sit five points behind Manchester City and four back on Manchester United, albeit having played one game less than both, with next weekend’s match at home to United now taking on even greater significance.

Mousa Dembele’s ankle injury meant he was fit enough only for a place on the bench as Eric Dier partnered Victor Wanyama in midfield.

Laurent Koscielny shook off a knee problem to start at the centre of an Arsenal back three while Aaron Ramsey came in for Francis Coquelin.

Kane tested Petr Cech with an early shot from the angle but Arsenal were comfortable in the first 20 minutes, disciplined in defence and determined up front to stop Spurs playing out from the back.

Two Tottenham chances, however, arrived in the space of two minutes and they should have scored from both. First, Alli nodded Kane’s deflected shot wide at the back post and then it was Son Heung-min’s effort that ricocheted invitingly into the air but this time Christian Eriksen volleyed over with the goal gaping.

That was as close as Spurs came in the opening period and in fact it was Arsenal who finished the stronger, Ramsey stretching Hugo Lloris with a guided shot towards the far corner before the unusually quiet Alexis Sanchez bent one wide of the back post.

Wanyama and Olivier Giroud both fired off shots at the start of the second period, the former’s tipped over, the latter’s ballooning high without any extra intervention.

But just before the hour-mark, Tottenham came to life.

It began with Eriksen dancing his way through Arsenal‘s defence, and while Cech blocked the Dane’s angled finish, Alli was on hand to slot home his 17th league goal of the season.

Pochettino had barely stopped pumping his fists when Spurs doubled their lead, Gabriel sticking a lazy leg out to bring down Kane in the penalty area and the striker stepping up to to convert his sixth goal in five games against this opposition.

Tottenham smelt blood and soon went looking for a third. Jan Vertonghen’s curling shot had to be palmed away by Cech and Arsenal were fortunate not to concede another penalty when Sanchez blocked Son’s flick with his arm.

Toby Alderweireld sent Cech diving into the air again with a bullet header from a corner late on and Arsenal never looked like mounting a comeback.

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Ligue 1 Thauvin hat trick keeps Marseille’s European hopes alive


Florian Thauvin, left, celebrates after scoring one of his three goals in Marseille’s win against Caen.

Florian Thauvin scored a hat trick as Marseille boosted their hopes of European football next season with a 5-1 victory at Caen.

There was a dramatic start to the game as Marseille scored twice in the opening five minutes through Thauvin and Maxime Lopez.

Ivan Santini halved the deficit after nine minutes, but 19-year-old Lopez restored the visitors’ two-goal cushion as he became the youngest Marseille player to score a brace in Ligue 1 for 30 years.

Thauvin, who is on loan from Newcastle, took his league tally for the season to 15 with further strikes after 63 and 89 minutes as Marseille coasted home.

Dijon gained a valuable point in the relegation battle with a goalless draw at home to Bordeaux.

But it could have been a lot better had Cedric Carrasso not saved brilliantly from Chang-Hoon Kwon late on.

Both sides missed their share of chances throughout the game, but the result ensured Dijon climbed out of the bottom three.



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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Arsenal: Match Report




Tottenham keep Premier League title race alive with derby win over Arsenal

Tottenham’s 22-year wait to finish above Arsenal is over but their title chase is not done yet after Dele Alli and Harry Kane sealed a 2-0 victory in White Hart Lane’s last north London derby.

Only 146 seconds separated Alli’s second-half opener and Kane converting from the penalty spot as Spurs moved 17 points clear of the Gunners and made it mathematically impossible for their rivals to close the gap.

Tottenham’s victory was only tarnished by Chelsea’s emphatic 3-0 win at Everton earlier in the day, which means they could just reduce the difference at the top back to four points.

Chelsea have Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford and Sunderland left to play and this could well prove the day Antonio Conte’s men tightened their grip on the trophy.

There was little sign of disappointment for Spurs fans, however, who have not toasted finishing a league season above Arsenal since 1995, an achievement made all the more sweet given it came in the final run of this fixture at this current ground.

Tottenham confirmed on Friday they will move to Wembley next season, making this the last north London derby at White Hart Lane before the club opens its new stadium in August 2018.

For Arsene Wenger’s men, the challenge of sneaking into the top four has become even more acute.

They now sit five points behind Manchester City and four back on Manchester United, albeit having played one game less than both, with next weekend’s match at home to United now taking on even greater significance.

Mousa Dembele’s ankle injury meant he was fit enough only for a place on the bench as Eric Dier partnered Victor Wanyama in midfield.

Laurent Koscielny shook off a knee problem to start at the centre of an Arsenal back three while Aaron Ramsey came in for Francis Coquelin.

Kane tested Petr Cech with an early shot from the angle but Arsenal were comfortable in the first 20 minutes, disciplined in defence and determined up front to stop Spurs playing out from the back.

Two Tottenham chances, however, arrived in the space of two minutes and they should have scored from both. First, Alli nodded Kane’s deflected shot wide at the back post and then it was Son Heung-min’s effort that ricocheted invitingly into the air but this time Christian Eriksen volleyed over with the goal gaping.

That was as close as Spurs came in the opening period and in fact it was Arsenal who finished the stronger, Ramsey stretching Hugo Lloris with a guided shot towards the far corner before the unusually quiet Alexis Sanchez bent one wide of the back post.

Wanyama and Olivier Giroud both fired off shots at the start of the second period, the former’s tipped over, the latter’s ballooning high without any extra intervention.

But just before the hour-mark, Tottenham came to life.

It began with Eriksen dancing his way through Arsenal’s defence, and while Cech blocked the Dane’s angled finish, Alli was on hand to slot home his 17th league goal of the season.

Pochettino had barely stopped pumping his fists when Spurs doubled their lead, Gabriel sticking a lazy leg out to bring down Kane in the penalty area and the striker stepping up to to convert his sixth goal in five games against this opposition.

Tottenham smelt blood and soon went looking for a third. Jan Vertonghen’s curling shot had to be palmed away by Cech and Arsenal were fortunate not to concede another penalty when Sanchez blocked Son’s flick with his arm.

Toby Alderweireld sent Cech diving into the air again with a bullet header from a corner late on and Arsenal never looked like mounting a comeback.

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