Premier League, Arsenal stage emphatic win against Spurs: Records broken
Martin Ødegaard and Alexandre Lacazette helped Arsenal defeat Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. The hosts came from behind to outclass the 10-man Spurs 2-1 in a dramatic North London derby. Notably, Lacazette led Arsenal in the match after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been dropped to the bench for breaching disciplinary protocols. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Spurs substitute Erik Lamela, who replaced the injured Son Heung-Min gave them the opener in the 33rd minute. As a result, the visitors claimed a crucial 1-0 lead. However, Ødegaard scored his first Premier League goal to restore parity for Arsenal just before the half-time (44th minute). Meanwhile, Lacazette converted his fifth penalty of the season (64th minute), giving Arsenal a much-needed victory.
Unwanted records for Spurs
Spurs have now lost nine games in the Premier League this season. This is the joint-most defeats Jose Mourinho has ever suffered in a single league campaign in his managerial career (nine in 2015/16 with Chelsea). So far, the Spurs have dropped 45 points from winning positions against Arsenal in the Premier League, the most of any team against a specific opponent in the competition.
Lamela was sent off in the second half
Mid-fielder Lamela was sent off in the second half after receiving two yellow cards. With this, he became the first player to score and be sent off in a Premier League game for Spurs since Emmanuel Adebayor in November 2012 (vs Arsenal). Notably, he became the fifth substitute to have recorded this unwanted double after David Lee, Bobby Zamora, Ivan Klasnic, and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Ødegaard, Lacazette script these feats
Ødegaard is the fourth player to score his first Premier League goal in a North London derby for Arsenal after Nicklas Bendtner (2007), Per Mertesacker (2012) and Lucas Torreira (2018). Meanwhile, Lacazette's penalty was the 20th to be scored in a Premier League North London derby. Notably, this fixture now has the most goals scored from the spot in the competition.