Opinion: The five Spurs stars who did the fans proud against Arsenal in 2-1 win

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho’s men managed to carve out a win in the very first North London Derby in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against Arsenal today.

Goals from Heung-min Son and Toby Alderweireld saw the Lilywhites claim the bragging rights and move above the Gunners in the table.

Let’s take a look at the five Spurs stars who did the fans proud today:

Heung-min Son – Let’s start with the man who scored the first goal and made the second. Sonny may have had a quiet game in between his two goal involvements, but he worked his socks off for the team. He was alert and alive to the danger during an Arsenal defensive error to crucially haul his side back level just minutes after conceding. Son then whipped in a delicious corner for Alderweireld to head home the winner. On another day, the South Korean gets a second goal or assist late on during a couple of breakaways.

Toby Alderwiereld – Not necessarily known for his match-winners, Toby stepped up for the Lilywhites this evening to nod home the crucial second goal against Arsenal. However, his goal aside, the Belgian had a superb game in defence. He was a brick wall at the back, dominant in the air, and read the game perfectly.

Lucas Moura – An incredible performance from this man today and I hope it does not go unnoticed. Moura tracked back time and time again in the 4-4-2 formation to fulfil his defensive duties, as well as winning the ball high up the pitch. Not only this, but he was a constant danger in attack, both with his own shots and his incredible passes to Harry Kane.

Moussa Sissoko – The Frenchman was an engine all day down that right-hand side, especially in the final ten minutes when Spurs were trying to see out the win. His performance becomes all the more impressive when you factor in the fact that he had to cover for Aurier throughout the match, with the Ivorian enduring a torrid time at right-back.

Giovani Lo Celso – Tiredness and a yellow card hindered his second-half performance, but Gio ran the show at times in the first 45. If Spurs can build a midfield system around this man, they could have a very special player for years to come.

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