Premier League 2022/23, Arsenal torch Tottenham 3-1: Key stats
Arsenal torched Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 to pocket the North London derby in the Premier League 2022/23. Thomas Partey (20') put the hosts 1-0 before Tottenham ace Harry Kane (31') drew level. An in-form Gabriel Jesus (49') netted the second for Arsenal before Granit Xhaka (67') ended the visitors' hope. Emerson Royals (62') being handed a red card made matters worse for Tottenham. Here's more.
How did the match pan out?
Arsenal meant business, with Gabriel Martinelli finding the woodwork and Xhaka coming close to opening the scoring. Ben White found Partey, who ran down and side-footed around Rodrigo Bentancur before finding the top right corner. Tottenham earned a penalty after Gabriel brought down Richarlison. Kane made no mistakes to level the scenes. The visitors grew before Jesus and Xhaka scored against a 10-man Tottenham.
Kane scripts history at Emirates
As per Opta, Kane is now the first player to net 100 away goals in PL. Also, his seven penalty goals against Arsenal are the joint-most one player has scored versus an opposition in the competition. Overall, the 29-year-old now owns 190 goals across 287 appearances for Spurs in the English top-flight.
Other records scripted in the North London derby
As per Opta, Spurs have been on the receiving end of five red cards at the Emirates Stadium in PL. It's the most by Gunners at any away venue in the English top-flight. Defender William Saliba won 11 possessions in the concluded fixture. It's the most by any defender in the North London derby and Premier League this season.
Some more interesting records from the match
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is only the third manager in the club's history to win each of his first three home games versus Tottenham after George Morrell (1909-1911) and Terry Neill (1977-1979). Interestingly, Tottenham haven't won on their last 12 PL visits to Arsenal (D8, L4), their longest ongoing run in the competition.
Arsenal extend their lead atop PL 2022/23 standings
Arsenal have now mustered seven wins besides a solitary loss (1-3 vs Man United) in the Premier League 2022/23. With 21 points in the kitty, the Gunners have a four-point cushion over second-placed Man City in the standings. Tottenham (17) and Brighton (13) follow suit.