Late Alderweireld goal inspires Tottenham to 2-1 win over Arsenal

Late Alderweireld goal inspires Tottenham to 2-1 win over Arsenal

- Tottenham vs Arsenal's North London clash ended in favour of the Spurs

- The home team came from one goal down to beat the Gunners 2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

- They have now risen to eighth on the log with 52 points after 35 league matches this campaign

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Toby Alderweireld's late header was all Tottenham Hotspur needed to beat city rivals Arsenal on Sunday, July 12.

Mikel Arteta's men took the lead in the 16th minute through a stunning long-range shot from Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman combined well with Granit Xhaka at the edge of the 18yard box before launching a super shot that beat the reach of Hugo Lloris.

Jose Mourinho's men didn't waste time before restoring parity in the 19th minute as Heung-Min Son chipped stylishly over Emiliano Martinez and David Luiz.

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The Korean benefited from a stray pass Sead Kolasinac to the Brazilian before finding the back of the net in the game.

Alderweireld headed his side to victory towards the end of the game after rising to meet with Son's corner kick.

Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang's effort was denied by the woodworks with danger cleared by the hosts.

The victory, however, meant Spurs are on course for Europa League qualification after rising above Arsenal on the log with two points with three more games left this campaign.

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Meanwhile, the South African Football Association (Safa) is flexing its muscle and laying down the law as the PSL prepares to restart the football season.

Safa intends to enforce the lockdown restrictions laid down by the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) and government.

They do not want the PSL to play any games until the 1st of August.

Briefly.co.za learned that Safa has said that football cannot resume in hot spots like Johannesburg and referees need to get match fit and tested for the virus.

The PSL wrote to Safa informing them that they intended on resuming matches. ‚ PSL acting chief executive Mato Madlala penned the letter according to Sowetan Live.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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