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Harry Kane on target as Spurs take derby spoils

Harry Kane scored his 23rd Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham Hotspur beat Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday to dent their north London rivals' top-four aspirations.

After a sluggish first half, Kane jumped highest to head home his seventh derby goal in seven games and Spurs would have won by a greater margin but for an inspired performance from goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Spurs climb two places to third and Arsenal now sit six points adrift of Liverpool in fourth - though Juergen Klopp's side have one game in hand.

"I am so happy to win," Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said. "We have had three massive games against (Manchester) United, Liverpool and Arsenal and seven points is good.

Everton eased to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace and Swansea City continued their resurgence under Carlos Carvalhal with a late 1-0 win over Burnley.

West Ham United beat Watford 2-0 and Stoke City came from behind to draw 1-1 against Brighton and Hove Albion.


In front of a Premier League record crowd of 83,222, Spurs were in the ascendancy for much of the afternoon - particularly in the second half when only a string of saves from Cech kept the Gunners in the game.

Spurs registered 18 shots to Arsenal's six with Kane, a constant thorn the visitors side, wasting a number of opportunities to seal a more comfortable scoreline.

Arsenal, however, did have late chances to equalise with substitute Alexandre Lacazette - who replaced the ineffective Henrikh Mkhitaryan - twice going close in the closing minutes.

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