Spurs inflict a bruising north London derby loss on 10-man Arsenal thanks to Harry Kane’s double and Heung-Min Son’s 21st of the season; Rob Holding embodies awful Gunners display with reckless expulsion as Spurs trim Arsenal’s advantage to a point with two minutes to go.

Tottenham thrashed Arsenal 3-0 in the 191st north London derby, reigniting their Champions League qualifying ambitions.

On a night of tremendous drama and stress at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Arsenal wilted and then disintegrated, with Cedric Soares’ push on Heung-Min Son awarding Harry Kane a penalty in the 22nd minute, which he converted to give Spurs the lead.

When Rob Holding was killed, the Gunners were reduced to ten men, overwhelmed by the mood and event.

Spurs needed only four minutes to pound home their advantage as Kane stooped to head in his second after being sent off for a foolish charge on Son (33).

Any chance of an Arsenal comeback was erased when Son scored his 21st goal of the season 70 seconds into the second half as Spurs cruised to win, cutting fourth-placed Arsenal’s lead in the battle for a top-four finish to a point with two games remaining.

Arsenal still has a chance to qualify for the Champions League, but the destructive nature of this north London derby meltdown, combined with a less than ideal run-in, will give Tottenham renewed hope of finishing ahead of the Gunners in the top four.

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