Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham: Gibbs saves a point for the Gunners

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  • Harry Kane scored his 3rd goal in 2 North London derbies
  • Kieran Gibbs scored first Premier League goal since March 24, 2012
  • Tottenham has won just one of its last 23 visits to Arsenal

Harry Kane continued to haunt Arsenal, but the Gunners saved a point thanks to a 77th minute equalizer by Kieran Gibbs, his first goal in any competition since October 23, 2014 and his first Premier League strike in 3-1/2 years.

Both sides showed an attacking purpose early on, but few chances fell in the first 20 minutes. There was little on goal for either side, but Spurs began to hold much of the possession, won by the high line employed by Mauricio Pochettino.

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Finally, there was some action on goal past the half-hour mark, and it resulted in a lead for the visitors. Danny Rose chipped a brilliant looping ball from his own half over the Arsenal back line, dropping it perfectly in front of Harry Kane that left him all alone on goal leaving Laurent Koscienly in his wake, and the England international didn’t miss for his third goal in two games against the Gunners.

The usual suspects were quiet for Arsenal in the first half, while their most important attacking contributions came from Joel Campbell. Halftime came and went, but the game didn’t change much. Arsenal had some half-chances using their pace,

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Finally, the Gunners woke up, and a moment of brilliance from Mesut Ozil brought them level. The German delivered a luscious ball for substitute Kieran Gibbs – on just three minutes earlier for Campbell –  and he touched home under pressure just inside the post to level things up in the 77th minute.

That set the Gunners alight, and they began to pummel Hugo Lloris‘s goal. A corner two minutes later produced a difficult chance for Olivier Giroud on the volley, but his scissor kick sent the ball just over. Neither side could produce a winner with tired legs, and it would end level.

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The point for Arsenal sent them even with Manchester City back atop the table on 26 points, despite the chance to overtake them with a win. The draw ends a five-game winning streak for the Gunners, but they still have not lost since mid-September.

Tottenham, meanwhile, draw even with West Ham on 21 points, jumping ahead of them into fifth on goal differential.

WATCH: Zlatan stunner answers Vela’s opener in El Trafico

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is walking it like he talks it, not that that’s anything new.

A few days after claiming superiority over LAFC superstar Carlos Vela, Ibrahimovic and his Galaxy trailed early in El Trafico via a Vela penalty.

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Naturally, Zlatan took it upon himself to answer the bell with his 14th goal in 17 games.

Ibrahimovic chests a long ball onto his right foot, cooking Eduard Atuesta by pushing it into position for a tremendous lash into the LAFC goal.

And if you haven’t been following LAFC’s amazing season, Atuesta’s probably been the side’s best player after Vela, who now has 20 goals in 20 games.

Wizard stuff.

Borussia Dortmund tops Liverpool 3-2 at Notre Dame

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A half-hour of the big guns wasn’t enough to get Jurgen Klopp a result against his former team.

Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster scored for Liverpool in a 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund at the University of Notre Dame on Friday.

Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney, and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored for the Black Yellow, who led 3-1 when mass changes began with Virgil Van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, and Andrew Robertson entering the match.

Liverpool faces Sevilla on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Alcacer with the ball in the box is a bad idea, and the Spaniard took advantage of Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip to smash home from a yard outside the six.

Wilson leveled the score before halftime, but Delaney made it 2-1 in the 53rd minute when a long diagonal ball beat the Reds line and a low pass across the box went undetected.

It was 3-1 via a clever Bruun Larsen touch to wrong foot James Milner, but Brewster brought the Reds back to within one when he converted a 75th minute penalty won by Ben Woodburn.

Liverpool was without Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah, who are on break after deep summer tournament runs.

Eriksen offered big Spurs wages, but Atletico Madrid lurks

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Christian Eriksen may trade London for Madrid after all, but Marca claims it’ll be Real Madrid’s rivals who earn the services of Tottenham’s Danish playmaker.

Eriksen, 27, scored 10 goals with 17 assists for Spurs in all competitions last season, and was reportedly ready to spread his wings for Real Madrid.

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But pro-Real site Marca says Zinedine Zidane doesn’t want Eriksen at the Bernabeu, and that Diego Simeone feels differently… should Atletico Madrid fail at landing his prime option.

That’s James Rodriguez, who remains property of Real and that’s a problem.

So Eriksen to Atleti, helping to replace Antoine Griezmann? It’s possible.


Just last November, the London club put a 250 million euro price tag on his head, but now appear keen to move him on. The next few days will likely reveal a lot about what’s to come.

So we may get an idea of whether this report has any guts to it by next week. There could be some sense to it, but Metro claims that Spurs are offering Eriksen an “enormous” contract to keep him in North London.

Enormous means a doubling of Eriksen’s wages, and the Dane is said to be happy in England. Might Spurs hold off the finest of La Liga and Serie A after all.

Report: Everton could land Juventus’ Kean after all

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Everton could end up with one of the hottest prospects in world soccer.

Moise Kean may wind up leaving Juventus due to the club’s failure to offload fellow strikers Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain.

And Kean, 19, was poised for a breakthrough to the first team, to the extent that Juve reportedly turned down a $33 million bid from Everton.

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The Toffees, however, may have new life due to the Higuain/Mandzukic problem, and Sky Sports Italia reports that Kean may indeed be an option for Marco Silva‘s club. He could join Michael Keane, if he’s keen.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Kean elected to leave Italy given the racial abuse he’s suffered in Serie A (Though racism is everywhere, of course).

The same report says Kean turned down a Barcelona offer because he would’ve headed on loan, while Arsenal is also said to be in the mix.

Kean scored six Serie A goals with an assist in just 13 matches for Juventus last season after scoring four times for Hellas Verona on loan.