The North London derby on Saturday was a fiercely contested affair that had everything one would expect in a derby game including goals, hard tackles, penalties and even a red card.
Tottenham created more chances than the away side over the ninety minutes but could have found themselves on the losing side if not for Lloris saving Aubameyang’s spot-kick in the 89th minute of the encounter.
Unlike the games against Burnley and Chelsea, Spurs actually created some decent chances in the game but their finishing let them down. One of Tottenham’s best chances fell to Toby Alderweireld who met the ball on the volley unmarked 12 yards from goal but the defender couldn’t hit the target.
With the Belgian yet to sign a new contract with Spurs, he would be free to leave for a bid of £25 million the summer. The defender who was celebrating his 30th birthday yesterday could have featured in his final North London derby for Spurs.
He sent a message to the fans after the game in which he insisted that he would have preferred three points to thirty candles on his birthday cake.
Would have loved to have had 3 points rather than 30 candles on my birthday cake 🎂
Thanks to all the fans for the support today and for all of the lovely birthday wishes. You guys are the best! 💙 #COYS pic.twitter.com/LTZcCJLk4Z
— Toby Alderweireld (@AlderweireldTob) March 2, 2019
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