Tottenham vs Arsenal, live! Score, updates, how to watch, analysis

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LONDON — Tottenham vs Arsenal was one of the biggest north London derbies in decades (live, 2:45pm ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com) and it didn’t disappoint as the top four hopes of both teams are still on the line. 

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Arsenal knew a win would seal a top four spot and they would finish above Tottenham this season but Spurs won 3-0 thanks to a Harry Kane double and another from Heung-min Son, as 10-man Arsenal.

Tottenham have now closed the gap to fourth-place Arsenal to just one point with two Premier League games to go.

This promises to be an epic finish to the season as the two north London clubs go head-to-head for Champions League qualification. Here’s everything you need to know on Tottenham vs Arsenal.

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How to watch Tottenham vs Arsenal live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2:45pm ET, Thursday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com


Tottenham vs Arsenal live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are very, very happy with their goals and that win.

More reaction and analysis on the way in what was a huge win for Tottenham and makes sure the battle for fourth will go down to the final day.

FULL TIME: Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal – Spurs are just one point behind fourth-place Arsenal with two games to go for both. The battle for fourth is on. Big time.

Lloris denies Odegaard’s tame effort.

Gabriel goes off injured for Arsenal as today goes from bad to worse. Do they have any center backs left!?

The game is a training session for Spurs now.

CLOSE! Heung-min Son puts the ball over the bar as he leans back after Sessegnon played him in. Looked like the ball was bobbling a little. We will let Son off…

The Ole’s are coming out now. Tottenham’s fans are loving this, and understandably so. Ramsdale then brilliantly denies Emerson after a long, winding Spurs move.

Arsenal almost get one back right away. Martinelli races forward and finds Saka but his shot is blocked well by Davies.

GOALLL! Just a few minutes into the second half it is 3-0. Kane does well to hold off Gabriel and play the ball on to Son and he dinks home. Game. Set. Match. This could get a lot worse for 10-man Arsenal…

HALF TIME: Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal – Spurs in dreamland.

Chances galore for Spurs now as Emerson Royal should finish at the back post soon after that, but Hugo Lloris is forced into a fine stop as Nketiah curls a shot towards the top corner.

GOALLL! Harry Kane makes it 2-0. He heads home at the back post after a corner is flicked on. It is chaos here.

RED CARD! Rob Holding gets a second yellow card for using his elbow to stop Son latching onto a long ball over the top. Arsenal have imploded.

Spurs flying now! Kane’s shot is blocked, then Emerson Royal hammers wide. A ball into the box then almost finds Kane but Cedric gets back to clear.

GOALLLL! Harry Kane slams home the penalty kick after Cedric was judged to have pushed Son in the back at the back post. Kulusevski floated in a great ball and Son was ready to finish but got the nudge from Cedric. Absolute scenes here as Kane celebrates with the home fans.

Was this a penalty, through? The jury is out…

Antonio Conte is booked for his reaction to Ben Davies fouling Saka. He thought Saka fouled Davies just before that and charged down the touchline, then kicked the ball away. Lively. Steady on, Antonio!

Gabriel Martinelli is causing all kinds of problems off the left. He’s getting the better of Emerson Royal and almost gets in-behind after a lovely ball.

It is all very frantic here. Neither team can get control of the game and both look very nervous on the ball.

Look at this tifo, btw. Fair play, South Stand. Arsenal have settled well. Knocking it around but Spurs are starting to string a few passes together.

KICK OFF: We are underway. What an atmosphere here. Probably the loudest I’ve ever heard it here.

Okay, this is it. Here we go…

Both teams out warming up here in the evening sunshine in north London. The tension is building. It feels like both sets of fans are very, very nervous and have no idea how this is going to given the inconsistency which has riddled this two teams this season.

The atmosphere is building nicely here. Lots of booing of everything Arsenal from the Tottenham fans here inside the stadium.

Big team news, as Bukayo Saka is fit enough to start for Arsenal. That’s a huge boost. Ben White is only fit enough for the bench. As for Tottenham, the big injury news is Cristian Romero is out. Davinson Sanchez comes in. That is a massive blow for Spurs.

Welcome to north London for an absolutely massive derby! Both sets of fans of are fine voice in the streets around the stadium and both have plenty of optimism their team will get the win they need. They can’t all be right, can they…


Tottenham team news, injuries, lineup options

Sergio Reguilon is out as he joins Matt Doherty, Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga on the sidelines. Spurs will once again play Ryan Sessegnon at left wing-back and Emerson Royal at right wing-back.


Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup options

Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney remain out, as Cedric is at right back and Tomiyasu at left back. Ben White is only fit enough for the bench but Bukayo Saka starts after a fitness scare.


Tottenham vs Arsenal preview

Antonio Conte’s Spurs drew at Liverpool at the weekend and although they performed well and could have grabbed all three points, they now sit in fifth place and are four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with three games to go. That is what makes this game so huge. If Spurs win then they have a chance of finishing in the top four ahead of their local rivals. If Arsenal win, they have sealed a top four spot. On the pitch, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son remain key to Spurs’ Champions League hopes and they have both been very good at home against Arsenal in recent years. In face, the entire time has as Tottenham have won five and drawn two of their last seven PL home games against the Gunners.

As for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, the motivation for them is clear: win and we are in. Arsenal haven’t been in the UEFA Champions League since the 2016-17 season and finishing in the top four would be a huge achievement for Arteta’s young side. This is their cup final and a win would remove any pressure for the final two games of the season (against Newcastle and Everton), while it would also confirm they finish above Spurs in the table for the first time since the 2015-16 season. After they beat Leeds on Sunday they have now put together a run of four-straight wins has got them into this position (that came after three-straight defeats) and Arteta is now urging his team to finish the job. After finishing in the top four for 20-straight seasons, Arsenal have finished outside it in each of the last five campaigns. However, it appears that Arteta is building a strong, young core that can challenge for even more than a top four finish in the years to come.

USMNT reportedly opens contract talks with Gregg Berhalter; Good or bad idea?

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Gregg Berhalter may be sticking around the United States men’s national team program, giving the USMNT coaching continuity as it moves from 2022 World Cup Round of 16 member to 2026 World Cup co-host.

ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle says that Berhalter is beginning contract discussions with the United States Soccer Federation but also interested in taking a job in Europe with his profile having risen alongside the USMNT at the World Cup.

Berhalter’s current contract ends at the end of the calendar year, and the Yanks have scheduled a domestic camp in January and friendlies against Serbia and Colombia.

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Berhalter has done some good things for the program, most notably winning the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup with two different groups. He also straightened out the defending, for the most part, and got out of the World Cup group.

Berhalter successfully recruited Sergino Dest and Yunus Musah, two of the program’s stars at the World Cup. He also convinced Malik Tillman, Gaga Slonina, and Jesus Ferreira that the U.S. was the right place for their national team futures.

He also, subjectively, was slow if not downright stubborn in acquiesing to certain points-of-view that made the team better. From Tyler Adams as a right back at the outset of his tenure to saying Tim Ream didn’t fit how he wanted to play about a month before the World Cup… then playing him every minute of the tournament.

But for the most part when lessons were learned, they stayed learned.

Should Gregg Berhalter continue as USMNT boss?

Let’s start here, because it’s necessary: It’s clear that Berhalter cared about his players and the project, whether you like the way he operated or not. This wasn’t a half-assed operation, but one with passion.

So does he still have that passion? Only he can answer that, and if he’d like to get more matchdays in his life then maybe he does want to go back to the club game.

And frankly, that’s fine either way, because his four years with the program were neither amazing nor pitiful. They can be described as anything from a slight disappointment to a minor success, depending on your perspective and expectations.

If you believe that picking up the pieces from the absolute travesty that was failing to qualify for the World Cup from the richest nation and one of the two most talented nations amongst CONCACAF men’s programs was really hard, then you think Berhalter getting the men to the 2022 World Cup and surviving the group with a young group was a solid step in the right direction and a minor success.

If you believe that the American soccer climate is such that you should always make the World Cup out of one of the world’s lesser confederations and that the Yanks progressed as the second team of a group in which they were the second-ranked team according to FIFA and Elo Ratings, well, you can have a different standard.

The Yanks will never again fail to qualify for the World Cup given the expanded field, but hosts have historically had a drastically-improved chance to reach the semifinals. THe federation would have to be confident that picking the best squad regardless of how it reflects on his previous selections — let alone a Best XI — is going to happen under a given coach.

Berhalter’s 49 and is far from the worst or best boss in USMNT history. Whoever’s in the job four years from now will have a chance to go down as either one. Choose wisely, fed. And Gregg! Who knows how far his star could rise with a solid run in Europe, and history says there will be the chance to reconnect with the USMNT job.

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Premier League table, 2022-23 season

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If it’s the 2022-23 Premier League table you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.

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We’re at the 2022 World Cup break, and the final few rounds of Premier League fixtures caused so many shocks.

Who’s looking like title contenders and/or favorites?

Almost at the halfway mark of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City are looking head and shoulders above the rest.

The Gunners will have their hands full for the duration of their title challenge, as Erling Haaland continues to take the Premier League by storm with an almost impossible goal-scoring record.

Newcastle, Tottenham and Manchester United are locked in a battle for the top four, while Liverpool have improved and will be back in the Champions League scrap and Chelsea are struggling.

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Who are the early-season candidates for relegation?

Newly promoted Nottingham Forest moved off the bottom of the table with a win before the break, with Wolves and Southampton currently occupying the other two relegation places.

Leicester have picked up a few big wins, while West Ham, Everton and Leeds all find themselves within a few points of the bottom-three after a topsy-turvy start.

Below you will find the latest Premier League table.


Premier League table – Matchweek 16

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England vs France: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Match 59 of the 2022 World Cup features a pair of European heavyweights duking it out for a place in the semifinals when England faces France on Saturday.

Didier Deschamps’ France is bidding to become a back-to-back World Cup winner, but Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are tournament-hardened and have shown their explosive nature three times this tournament.

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France beat Poland 3-1 in its Round of 16 match while England overcame a dodgy start to pound Senegal 3-0.

Neither team can say its faced a test like this in the tournament, and this could be a fantastic fight in Qatar.

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Here is everything you need for England vs France.


How to watch England vs France live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Saturday, December 1
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

England will look to Harry Kane, though the question remains who will flank the Tottenham center forward. Marcus Rashford’s been very good but Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden got the starting spots against Senegal and it paid off for Southgate.

Kylian Mbappe has been borderline unstoppable and will test Harry Maguire, John Stones, and friends and Antoine Griezmann pulls the strings in behind and Aurelien Tchouameni continues to strengthen his reputation in the center of the pitch.


England quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 5
World Cup titles: 1 (1966)
World Cup appearances: 15
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA
Coach: Gareth Southgate
Key players: Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, Jordan Pickford

France quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 4
World Cup titles: 2 (1998, 2018)
World Cup appearances: 15
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (Won Group D)
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Key players: Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann

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Croatia vs Brazil: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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World Cup-savvy Croatia stands in the way of stylish Brazil’s pursuit of a sixth World Cup crown, and the pair promise a complex match-up on Friday in Al Rayyan.

Match 58 of the 2022 World Cup kicks off the quarterfinals as Neymar leads Tite’s star-studded CONMEBOL powers into a match against the 2018 runners-up.

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Croatia got past Japan in penalties and will now dream of the two wins that could set it back in the final where France could again be waiting for a juicy rematch.

Croatia needed penalties to get past Japan in the Round of 16, while Brazil pasted South Korea 4-1.  Croatia has never beaten Brazil in four meetings, losing at the 2006 and 2014 World Cups.

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Here is everything you need for Croatia vs Brazil.


How to watch Croatia vs Brazil live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Friday, December 9
Stadium: Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)


Key storylines, players to watch closely

Croatia’s Dominik Livakovic was fantastic in penalties versus Japan to get here, but Luka Modric continues to do the things that get Croatia out of trouble and puts the opponents into heaps of it. Josko Gvardiola has arguably been the defender of the tournament, and the 20-year-old looks to test his mettle again against the Selecao.

Pick a Brazil player who’s failed to impress and you’ve achieved a mighty feat. Neymar’s been fantastic when healthy while RIcharlison is in serious pursuit of the Golden Boot. Alisson Becker flexed his muscles once or twice versus South Korea and figures to be busier as the competition continues to heat up in Qatar.


Croatia quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 12
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 6
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Zlatko Dalic
Key players: Luka Modric, Andrej Kramaric, Mateo Kovacic, Josko Gvardiol

Brazil quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 1
World Cup titles: 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
World Cup appearances: 22
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (1st place)
Coach: Tite
Key players: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Alisson Becker

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