Arsenal legend brands Tottenham star a cheat

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The North London Derby at the weekend was just about as eventful as we all expected it to be, with Spurs taking a shock 2-0 lead before Arsenal clawed back a 2-2 draw.

Spurs opened the scoring through Christian Eriksen after he tapped home a rebound from an Erik Lamela shot. After Heung Min Son was sliced down by Xhaka, Harry Kane then converted a penalty to make it two.

If Spurs had been able to last until halftime, it may have been a different result, but some sloppy defending saw Lacazette pull one back before the break.

Aubameyang then made it two for the Gunners as he drifted in behind and turned the ball home.

Harry Kane thought he may have a chance to win the tie at the Emirates in stoppage time when he went down in the box, however, the referee and VAR deemed it not a foul.

Kane seemed to go looking for the contact with Sokratis, something that Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed him for.

Wright said: “The ball was on the left and he moved to the right to initiate contact.

“We saw Jamie Vardy used to do that one where he got his legs tangled up with the defender and his leg would be searching for the contact, trying to get his leg in between the defender’s legs so it looks like [a foul].

“But what Harry Kane did was stepped across, he initiated the contact and went over. It’s simulation. It’s cheating. I’d rather call it that. That’s all it was.

“Everyone is doing it. People try and do it. And then when they don’t go down people say ‘oh if he went down…’.

“But referees have got VAR so I don’t think we can do the ‘referee is under immense pressure’ bit now because he’s not.

“He’s got help there and I think that’s why he didn’t get the penalty yesterday.”

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