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Mixed emotions at WHL after Tottenham dump London rivals Arsenal 2-0

There was joy, and sadness too, after Tottenham clashed with Arsenal at the iconic White Hart Lane last Monday.

Joy because the Spurs beat the Gunners 2-0, and sadness because it was the final London derby held at the famous venue.

In beating the Gunners, Tottenham assured they will end up above their bitter local nemesis in the Premier League for the first time since 1995.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men also boosted their title chase of Chelsea, thanks to the latest win that saw Dele Alli and Harry Kane produce the needed goals.

Alli found the target in the 55th minute, his first in this fixture, whilst Kane scored via penalty shot in the 58th, living up to his reputation as specialist in scoring against the Gunners.

As of this writing, Tottenham are within four points off Chelsea, who beat Everton 3-0 earlier in the day.

The loss left Arsene Wenger’s side at sixth spot, six points back from fourth-running City and five behind Manchester United.

Wenger had another thing to worry about after his men failed to take advantage of the points squandered by Manchester City and United for the closely-contested chase for Champions League spot.

After the emotional win over Arsenal, Tottenham will have another London derby to take care of when they visit West Ham on May 6.

Alli’s strike came after Christian Eriksen’s close-range shot was blocked back by Petr Cech to the danger area. Alli then made the huge followup by flicking the ball home.

Kane was tripped by Gabriel Jesus inside the area, and the striker completely beat Cech for the Spurs’ second goal.

Tottenham have now won nine successive league matches for the first time since October 1960 when they won 13 straight.

Kane has now scored 27 goals in all competitions, ad also scored in every league game he played against Arsenal with six goals in five games.

So the next time, Tottenham storm back to action, expect Kane and Alli to essay the roles of danger men again.