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Harry Kane and Heung-min Son combined once again to bring Tottenham Hotspur back to the top of the Premier League table.
Spurs’ prolific double act was the focus of another impressive and crucial victory, this time over archrival Arsenal in the North London derby.
It took only 13 minutes for the fickle South Korean to make a long-range effort to overtake visiting goalkeeper Bernd Leno, much to the delight of home fans, who were inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time in 277 days.
They were soon celebrating a second when the talisman Kane shot out of a searing counterattack right at halftime.
But for all the applause the lethal duo deserves, there was another name that perhaps went unnoticed, even more so when he returned from injury.
That, of course, is Toby Alderweireld.
Spurs fans, who was your MOTM in the North London derby?
Son of Heung-min
The Belgian titan suffered an injury in his phenomenal win over Man City just a few weeks ago and was surprisingly named in tonight’s starting eleven and just returned to training this week.
And what a solid screen it was, shutting down the Gunners to be four Clean, straight sheets in the highest category.
Alderweireld, who wins £ 85k per week At N17, he was colossal at the rear alongside Eric Dier, as he won five of six games (83%), made a whopping 11 punts and also blocked one of Arsenal’s 11 shots on goal, via SofaScore.
The 31-year-old powerhouse did very well to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang quiet, and that was optimized in his impressive last block as the visitors increased the pressure during the second period.
Alasdair Gold in football, london rated the 30 million euros (27 million pounds sterling) The performance of the center-back was a nine out of ten, only surpassed by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and he stated:
“Back on defense and it showed why Mourinho threw him back. He made a great sliding block to deny Aubameyang in the final 10 minutes. “
In fact, that was certainly the case, and while Son and Kane rightly deserve the praise, Alderweireld’s reassuring presence on that bottom line cannot be underestimated.
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