Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal: Five things we learned

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   TWO OF A KANE-D Binman Paul Foden 28 has been compared to Spurs striker Harry Kane

GETTY PAUL FODEN TWO OF A KANE-D Binman Paul Foden 28 has been compared to Spurs striker Harry Kane

Kane's 23rd Premier League goal of the season gave Tottenham the North London bragging rights as they beat Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley.

Kane soared above the Arsenal defence to head home his 32nd goal of the season four minutes into the second-half to move Pochettino's men above Liverpool and Chelsea into third in the Premier League fight for Champions League places.

Some Arsenal fans ridiculed Harry Kane when he first emerged on the scene. "I'm happy for him and very proud that he is part of our team".

Kane has now scored in four consecutive home league games against the Gunners and has 23 goals in the top flight in another hugely impressive season. "If you mention most players I'd say yeah, they're going to want to go and win things and their agent is probably going to move them on, but I don't think Harry is one of those players".

The next game may be too late as we are already 7 points behind Tottenham and our next League game is against Man City straight after the League Cup Final, but Bellerin is not giving up on us still making the Top Four. "We need to assess him, but after the last session I hope we can put him in contention". We had tough fixtures: United, Liverpool and Arsenal all in a row and seven points from those games is fantastic.

With both back-lines forcing ideal pressure, the only two chances for Spurs came from a Shkodran Mustafi clearance that forced a Peter Cech save and a pinpoint cross from Christian Eriksen that connected with a Kane header yet went above the crossbar.

Jack Wilshere saw a curling effort blocked by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and substitute Alexandre Lacazette slid the ball wide in stoppage time.

Mauricio Pochettino has lavished praise on North London Derby match-winner Harry Kane, insisting he is both the present and the future of Tottenham Hotspur. We were destabilised by the goal they scored and they had two or three more opportunities that they could have scored. "We contained them to very little", Wenger said after the game.

Worryingly for Wenger, that gap could grow even bigger on Sunday when fourth placed Liverpool play their game in hand at Southampton.

"In the second half we found space and created problems".

There was more at stake in this game than just the derby, that's why it is so disappointing.

"I think it is important for the belief of the team", Pochettino added. He scores all different types of goals - tap-ins, cheeky chips and screamers and we've seen that today. "If it is an opportunity we have to try to take it as well, but the priority remains the Premier League".

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