Kane to shoot down Gunners
Frank Monkhouse | 1 May 2017
Spurs striker five from five in this tie
Tottenham face their third of four London derby matches in-a-row when hosting bitter rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Sunday, live on Sky Sports from 4.30pm.
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The locals went down 4-2 to city rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley last weekend, a stunning strike from Matic the pick of a 4-2 win for The Blues. Pochettino’s side dusted themselves down to get past a tricky trip to Selhurst Park on Wednesday, Eriksen scoring the only goal of a scrappy game with Crystal Palace.
Draw deserves our attention
With the stats standing at 1-1, Spurs now face their greatest rivals in fellow Londoners Arsenal, but there’s much more than bragging rights on the line here. As well as Tottenham’s obvious need for the points to keep pressure on Chelsea at the top of the league, Arsenal go in just five off Man City and the top-four, taking encouragement from a midweek Manc Derby draw.
Manager Arsene Wenger, who saw everything he touched turn to dust for most of this year, may or may not be leaving in the summer, but he could exit with his beloved Arsenal in the Champions League, the FA Cup glittering away in their trophy cabinet. Wrecking the dreams of their north London foes, well that wouldn’t be wasted on fans either.
These sides battled out a 1-1 finish at the Emirates earlier this season, Kane cancelling out a Wimmer OG. That was the third draw on the bounce in this fixture, and the sixth meeting that has seen both teams score. Another level finish is sure to receive a share of attention at Coral’s 14/5, while both to net again is a 1/2 play.
Kane boasts scoring form against Arsenal
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Spurs hot-shot Harry Kane, recently labelled one of the best strikers in the world at the minute by his manager, goes into this tie with reason to be confident, having scored five goals in his last five matches with The Gunners. He’ll be expected to lead the line again here, and will have a say in any success Tottenham get on the day.
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