LONDON (AP) – Eric Lamela showed outrageous quality and stupidity.
In the first half, Arsenal’s goal was a bold goal for Robona’s Tottenham goalkeeper. The Argentine received two reservations in seven minutes after the break. Red came after shaking his hand recklessly.
At that time, “Arsenal” had already turned the north London derby, Martin Edegard scored just before the half, and Alexander Lakazet added a goal from the penalty spot in the 64th minute to win 2-1.
This was a more damaging defeat for Tottenham than a conversion for Arsenal in the Premier League standings.
Although Arsenal are 10th in the derby since their first win since December 2018, Tottenham still hope to be in the top four. But Jose Mourinho’s men did not take advantage of Saturday’s draw with Chelsea, six points behind fourth place while still playing.
Tottenham’s failures at the Emirates Stadium began when Son Heng-min squeezed his left flank as he came out of the tunnel on the 19th.
Lamela was called up as a substitute, he started the derby with a goal called “rabona”. Lamela moved his left foot to the right ankle և made a clever shot on the net in the 33rd minute. It was a moment of smooth quality that seemed to come by chance for Lamela.
Sergio Regillon’s face showed how astonishing even Tottenham’s teammates were, with open mouths in shock, shaking, hands on heads after entering the goal.
Arsenal were in full control of the game until then, but the hosts leveled just before mid-season when Ødegaard scored for the first time in the league after joining Real on loan in January. The Norwegian hit Kieran Tierney at the crossroads between Toby Alderweireld’s legs, և the shot was slightly deflected in Tottenham’s central defense.
Arsenal made the turn after Lacazette made a mistake by Davinson Sanchez, winning the penalty, which made it 64th.
It would usually be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the 11-meter shootout, but he was lowered to the bench, otherwise he did not appear on the field for violating disciplinary rules.
But it was Tottenham’s disciplinary issues that cost the team.
In the 69th minute, Lamela was appointed to make a mistake to Thomas Party, but did not restrain his behavior. He received his second yellow card seven minutes after twisting his right hand on Tierney’s face, seeing red for the first time in almost eight years at Tottenham.
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