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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Arsenal: 5 Hits and Flops

  • Tottenham had Hugo Lloris' late penalty save to thank for their 1-1 draw vs. Arsenal, but which players struggled while others impressed?
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Modified 03 Mar 2019, 13:36 IST

#4 Hit: Hugo Lloris

Lloris roars after thwarting Aubameyang
Lloris roars after thwarting Aubameyang's penalty to save a valuable point for Spurs

After a forgettable display away at Stamford Bridge in midweek, critics were suggesting that Hugo Lloris' inconsistent form was too alarming to ignore. 

Paulo Gazzaniga, who has impressed when called upon this term, should have been there in his place to step-up and give the World Cup winner a stark reality check - that his starting spot is not a guarantee when he's making mistakes which lead to goals in crucial matches. 

Although he probably should have stayed on his feet a little longer when attempting to deal with Ramsey's strike, you couldn't attach any blame at his door for the goal itself. His backline had deserted him and despite delaying for as long as possible, the Welshman broke the deadlock in style. 

However afterwards, the 32-year-old proved precisely why he's such an integral figure for Tottenham. Making a good stop to deny Alex Iwobi's effort before half-time, he delivered big time with an important penalty save in stoppage-time to stop Arsenal snatching all three points. That will stand him in good stead, with more testing fixtures to come before long as Spurs' season intensifies. 

Published 03 Mar 2019, 13:36 IST
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