Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane helped Tottenham to a stunning win over Arsenal in the final North London Derby at White Hart Lane.

Alli capped off a beautifully crafted move to open the scoring for Spurs early in the second half, before a Kane penalty doubled the home side’s advantage three minutes later.

The victory ensures Mauricio Pochettino’s side will finish above their north London rivals in the Premier League for the first time since 1995.

The win also sees Tottenham close the gap on league leaders Chelsea to four points once more, as the title race looks set to go down to the wire.

When the first clear-cut opportunity of the game arrived after 22 minutes, Spurs should perhaps have taken the lead.

Kane’s deflected shot spun into the path of Alli at the far post, who headed inches wide under pressure from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Just three minutes later and Tottenham went even closer still, when Christian Eriksen rattled the bar from 18 yards out.

The Dane struggled to keep his shot down after Son Heung-Min’s low delivery bounced off the heels of an Arsenal defender and into his path.

The Gunners were on the back foot for much of the first half, but issued a warning minutes before the break when Hugo Lloris had to stretch push a well-placed Aaron Ramsey shot wide.

Ten minutes after the restart, Spurs grabbed the goal they thoroughly deserved from their play in the first half.

Intricate play in the box between Kane and Alli teed up an Eriksen shot, which rebounded into the path of the England midfielder, who tapped home.

Minutes later and Spurs had doubled their lead, when Kane calmly converted a penalty he had won himself, after referee Michael Oliver judged the England striker had been brought down by Gabriel.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed earlier this week Tottenham finishing above his side this season would not represent a footballing power shift in north London.

However, on the pitch, Spurs demonstrated they have caught surpassed the levels The Gunners are capable of and dominated the rivals who in recent decades have often been out of their league.

Tottenham could have added more goals late on, Jan Verthonghen’s curling effort was clawed away from the top corner by Petr Cech before he also denied Toby Alderweireld shortly after.

But the score line itself is unlikely to bother Spurs fans, as their side finally regained bragging rights in north London after 22 long years.

Spurs now face another London derby on Friday night when they visit West Ham, before the final Premier League game at White Hart Lane against Manchester United the following week.



Lloris, Trippier (Walker 88), Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Alli (Sissoko 90), Eriksen, Son (Dembele 79), Kane

Unused subs: Vorm, Janssen, Nkoudou, Wimmer


Cech, Monreal, Koscielny, Gabriel (Bellerin 75), Gibbs, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xhaka (Welbeck 65), Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud (Walcott 81)

Unused subs: Ospina, Holding, Iwobi, Coquelin

Attendance: 31,811

Referee: Michael Oliver