Lacazette penalty hand Arsenal 2-1 fight back in North London derby after Erik Lamela outrageous opener for Spurs

Alexandre Lacazette fired Arsenal to north London derby victory from the penalty spot as 10-man Tottenham succumbed despite Erik Lamela’s outrageous opener.

Lacazette, captaining the Gunners after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been withdrawn from the team following a breach of pre-match protocols, converted a 64th-minute spot-kick to secure a 2-1 fightback win.

Emile Smith Rowe was unfortunate not to open his league account when his 16th-minute effort came back off the crossbar with Hugo Lloris beaten, and substitute Lamela, on for the injured Son Heung-min, took full advantage with an audacious rabona finish from Lucas Moura’s lay-off 12 minutes before the break.

Full-back Cedric Soares saw his 37th-minute piledriver crash against the upright as the Gunners responded, but they were back in it with a minute of the first half remaining when Martin Odegaard’s shot clipped defender Toby Alderweireld and eluded Lloris.

Lacazette put the home side ahead from the spot after being felled by Davinson Sanchez’s untidy challenge before Lamela was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Harry Kane had a late header ruled out for offside and then rattled a post with an 89th-minute free-kick in a tense conclusion to the game


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