Tottenham kept up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea as Dele Alli and Harry Kane struck twice in three second-half minutes to see off north London rivals Arsenal.Spurs are four points behind Chelsea with four games remaining following the Blues’ win at Everton earlier in the day.
Harry Kane has scored in five successive Premier League meetings with Arsenal, whose academy he was part of. Credit – BBC.
And victory in the derby ensures Tottenham will finish above Arsenal in the league for the first time since the 1994-95 season.
The home side could easily have been ahead before the break, with Christian Eriksen and Alli both missing close-range chances.
The breakthrough felt inevitable, and duly arrived as Alli’s 21st Spurs goal of the season arrived via a predatory strike.
Just 146 seconds later, Kane tucked home a penalty after being fouled in the box by Gabriel to establish a lead that never looked like being overhauled.
Arsenal remain six points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City having played one game fewer.
Blues still four points ahead
Premier League leaders Chelsea took a big step towards clinching the title as three second-half goals saw them overcome Everton at Goodison Park.
Pedro’s 25-yard stunner, Gary Cahill’s close-range finish and Willian’s tap-in kept Antonio Conte’s side four points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who beat Arsenal 2-0 later on Sunday.
It means the Blues could drop three points in their remaining four games and still claim a second title in three years, even if Spurs win all of their remaining fixtures.
Chelsea had to be patient, with Pedro’s left-footed, long-range strike not coming until the 66th minute.
Cahill sealed the win when Maarten Stekelenburg parried Eden Hazard’s free-kick onto the onrushing defender, before Willian slotted home from Cesc Fabregas’ cutback.