Son Heung-min (31) played full-time without a protector for the first time since his facial injury, but Tottenham completely defeated Arsenal, the leader, in the North London Derby.
Tottenham lost 0-2 in the 20th round home game against Arsenal in the 2022-2023 English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 16th (Korean time).
With this defeat, Tottenham lost twice in the ‘North London Derby’ within one season in 9 years after the 2013-2014 season.
In October of last year, Tottenham also lost 1-3 to Arsenal.
Tottenham (33 points), with 10 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, stayed in 5th place, widening the gap with 4th place, which received tickets to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).
The current 4th place Manchester United (12 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses, 38 points) is on a 9-game winning streak by catching Manchester City the day before.
3rd place Newcastle United (10 wins, 8 draws, 1 loss, 38 points) is also undefeated with 2 wins and 2 draws in the league since the Qatar World Cup break.
On the other hand, Tottenham drew 2-2 against Brentford, the first game after the break, and then lost 0-2 to Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.
In the previous game, they defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 and seemed to turn the tide, but failed to win consecutively due to a complete defeat in the North London Derby.
Arsenal, on the other hand, ran at the top of the league. With 15 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, the team has amassed 47 points, widening the gap with second place Manchester City (39 points) to 8 points.
Son Heung-min, who took off his face protection mask and started, started as a left wing forward and played full-time, but could not prevent the team from losing.
Son Heung-min, who suffered an 토토사이트 orbital fracture during a UCL match against Marseille (France) in November of last year, took off the protector he had been wearing since the World Cup in Qatar for the first time and walked on the ground, but was unable to write an attack point.
Tottenham struggled with the opponent’s intense forward pressure from the beginning.
Tottenham, who showed defensive anxiety from the beginning of the game, conceded first due to a mistake by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 14th minute of the first half.
Bukayo Saka dug into the back space on the right flank, dug into the penalty area, and the cross he raised hit Lloris and went into the goal. A cross flew in the direction of the goalkeeper, but Lloris could not handle it properly.
Four minutes later, Tottenham counterattacked, receiving Ryan Sessegnon’s pass and facing the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation in the penalty area.
In the 36th minute of the first half, Arsenal scored an additional goal with a surprise mid-range shot by Marlin Odegaard from behind the penalty mark.
Oedegor, who received Saka’s pass, saw the bottom corner of the opposite goal and kicked it hard with his left foot, and Lloris threw himself but could not.
Harry Kane then made three shots on target and tried to make up for the goal, but Aaron Ramsdale’s save saved them all.