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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Arsenal: 5 Hits and Flops

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2.03K   //    03 Mar 2019, 13:36 IST

Tottenham players celebrate with Hugo Lloris after his penalty save to deny Aubameyang late on
Tottenham players celebrate with Hugo Lloris after his penalty save to deny Aubameyang late on

Hugo Lloris' late penalty save from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Tottenham hold on for a valuable point against Arsenal, during a North London Derby overshadowed by poor officiating. Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot after Aaron Ramsey's well-taken opener in the first-half, though the forward was in an offside position before Shkodran Mustafi's barge on the England captain.

Both sides created promising chances, which were ultimately squandered. Bernd Leno made an excellent double save to thwart Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko in quick succession, while Arsenal substitute midfielder Lucas Torreira was given the first red card of his professional career after a late tackle on Danny Rose in stoppage-time - Rose himself was fortunate to still be on the pitch following a high studs-up challenge on Leno.

Tottenham's grip on the Premier League's top-four continues to loosen after this result, while Arsenal crucially dropped points as Manchester United's win over Southampton saw them leapfrog the Gunners into fourth with Chelsea having two games in hand over them in sixth place, currently four points behind.

With that all in mind, here's a look at five hits and flops from an enthralling finish to a memorable derby at Wembley:


#5 Flop: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Auba was left frequently frustrated by Sanchez when introduced and squandered the chance to turn hero
Auba was left frequently frustrated by Sanchez when introduced and squandered the chance to turn hero

Shkodran Mustafi and a few other quiet performers were in contention for a place here, but Aubameyang trumps them. Having replaced Lacazette near the hour mark, the Gabon international found himself effectively marshalled by Sanchez - who was enduring a tough game - while failing to impose himself in a game which Arsenal needed a creative response. 

He should have done better when latching onto Henrikh Mkhitaryan's searching through ball and then essentially won a cheap penalty after tussling with the Colombian in the box late on. 

For someone who has scored 16 league goals this term, he crucially lacked the composure and conviction with his spot-kick and ultimately squandered a golden opportunity to net the Gunners' late winner.

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