North London derby may still be red given the anger of some Arsenal fans after watching Tottenham beat them 3-0.

The action did not disappoint on Thursday night in a noisy White Hart Lane where Rob Holding was sent off in the first half and his Gunners teammates were 2-0 down at the break.

Tottenham fans made their presence felt in the derby to provide an electric atmosphere


Tottenham fans made their presence felt in the derby to provide an electric atmosphere

Kane scored first, which rattled many in red


Kane scored first, which rattled many in red

Arsenal are still in the driving seat in the battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League


Arsenal are still in the driving seat in the battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League

Harry Kane scored twice, which riled Arsenal fan Piers Morgan who tweeted eight angry emojis, while former Gunner and now talkSPORT resident Ray Parlour joked: “Might have an early night unless there’s a power cut.”

On Sky Sports, former player Theo Walcott joked at full-time that he just wanted to get out of the stadium when asked about the performance of Mikel Arteta’s men.

The away fans inside Spurs’ flashy home did the same as many of the visitors had left early, meaning that when the players went to thank them for their support, there was barely anyone there.

But Tottenham fans sang well into the night and one even likened it to Deontay Wilder being smashed to bits by Tyson Fury in the boxing ring.

Despite the celebrating from Spurs, they are still fifth and Arsenal are still in the driving seat to qualify for the Champions League.

They remain a point ahead of their fifth-place rivals with two games – away at Newcastle and home against Everton – to finally finish above Spurs.

Tottenham, meanwhile, host Burnley on Saturday and then travel to relegated Norwich on the final day.

After the game, the managers took little nibbles at each other, too.

Arteta refused to blame his players, but did not offer his full view on the result and the penalty that put Tottenham in front.

“If I say what I think I’m suspended six months,” he said.

“I’m allowed to give my interpretation of what happened but I don’t know how to lie.

“I have two options I can lie to you, or I can be suspended, and I really want to be on the touchline against Newcastle.

“We wanted to play the game and we were so excited to play a game and you’ve seen the team, how it started, the way we were playing and this beautiful occasion was destroyed and unfortunately, we could not enjoy the game that we wanted to play.”

The derby was initially supposed to be played in January, but Arsenal were successful in asking for a postponement due to COVID cases among the squad.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte was unhappy about the postponement and took aim at his north London rivals afterwards and Arteta’s apparent moaning.

“He complains a lot,” he said.

“He has to focus more on his team. He has to focus more on his work. He has to continue to work because he’s a very good [coach]. To hear someone complain all the time is not so good.

“At Liverpool [last Saturday] do you hear me complain about Fabinho and all the fouls? No. He can take my advice if he wants, but if not I don’t care.

“I listen and he complains a lot. I think that he has to be more focused on his team and not to complain because he has just started his work. He has to be calm and try to continue to work. To listen to a coach complain a lot of the time is not good.

“He complained about the fixtures and that was after Arsenal had an unbelievable postponement with just one Covid case,” he added.

“Now we’re playing at 12pm on Sunday and they don’t play until Monday. We can’t always complain.”


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