Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: Aubameyang’s penalty miss, poor officiating overshadow derby draw

Hugo Lloris’ late penalty save from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Tottenham hold on for a valuable point against Arsenal, during a North London Derby overshadowed by poor officiating decisions.

Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot after Aaron Ramsey’s well-taken opener, though the forward was in an offside position before Shkodran Mustafi’s needless barge on the England captain.

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Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Arsenal: Sánchez saves Coquelin’s blushes in frantic North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Arsenal: Sánchez saves Coquelin's blushes in frantic North London Derby

A late equaliser from Alexis Sánchez helped to save Francis Coquelin’s blushes following the Frenchman’s second-half dismissal: at a point where the Gunners were in the ascendancy and looked certain to secure all three points.

Alexis to the rescue for travelling Gunners

A late equaliser courtesy of Alexis Sánchez – with his first league goal since October – was enough to salvage a point for Arsenal in an unpredictable, yet frustrating North London Derby at White Hart Lane.

Having broken the deadlock on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a deft backheel finish from Aaron Ramsey, the Gunners enjoyed some counter-attacking freedom of their own – the momentum shifted as Spurs were eagerly anticipating the referee’s whistle to signal the half-time interval.

Ramsey (pictured, middle) broke the deadlock with an excellent improvised backheel flick from Bellerín’s pass | Photo: Getty

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Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Arsenal: As it happened

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Arsenal: As it happened

Hello everyone! My name is Mosope Ominiyi and I’ll be guiding you through the action as it unfolds, in what promises to be one of – if not the biggest North London Derby in recent history this afternoon. Tottenham Hotspur – Arsenal, and both rival sides have their eyes firmly fixated on the prize: the Premier League trophy come the middle of May.

Kick-off is scheduled for a 12:45PM BST start, so keep following along as I deliver all of the pre-match build-up ahead of the action at White Hart Lane.

The atmosphere promises to be a lively, but tense one in north London today – plenty at stake, and not just bragging rights either. Here’s a picture of how the Premier League table looks at the moment, with all of the top six (apart from Manchester City) having played 28 games.

Arsenal could go level on points with their rivals Spurs, provided they win today | Photo: LiveScore

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Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland: Gunners turn on the style to seal sweet victory

Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland: Gunners turn on the style to seal sweet victory

Goals from Joel Campbell, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud helped Arsenal to seal a much-needed victory, and progress into the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup.

Arsenal started the defence of the FA Cup with a much-needed 3-1 victory over fellow Premier League side Sunderland, despite a nervy hour or so at the Emirates.Goals from Joel Campbell, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud helped seal their passage into the Fourth Round past Sam Allardyce‘s men – who played well but were unable to cope with moments of magic and general build-up play in the final third from the hosts.

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