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Arsenal Extended Their Lead At The Top Of The Table By Thrashing Spurs 3-1 In The North London Derby

Arsenal went on with their usual punishment to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium with flying in goals by Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka sealing a 3-1 win to keep them top of the Premier League on Saturday.

Harry Kane’s leveller for Tottenham saw him set yet more scoring records, but his side self-destructed after halftime as their 12-year wait for a league win in the fixture continued.

They have won seven of their eight league games this season, playing champagne football, and this 3-1 victory over a Spurs side who played much of the second half with ten men, lifted them four points clear at the top of the table, at least until City play Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs have not won at the Emirates for 12 years and after Emerson Royal was sent off for a lunging foul on Gabriel Martinelli after 62 minutes, they never looked like putting a dent in that sequence. They are well-organised under Conte but they are limited once you move beyond the brilliance of their forward line. Arsenal, in contrast, have started to play like a side that does not accept limitations.

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