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Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal, Player Ratings: Son, Kane & Hojbjerg dominate Gunners

Jose Mourinho's men returned to the top of the Premier League with a confident win

 
7:34pm on Sunday 6th December 2020
By
Carlo Garganese

Tottenham moved back to the top of the English Premier League with a dominant 2-0 win over rivals Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

A stunning long-range strike from Son Heung-min broke the deadlock before Harry Kane thundered home a second goal before half time.

Below are the best and worst performers from the match...

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Son Heung-min: 7.2

The South Korean caused all kinds of problems down Arsenal's right-hand side as Hector Bellerin had no answer to the wideman's pace and trickery.

He opened the scoring on 13 minutes with a truly world-class strike, whipping the ball into the top corner from over 30 yards out.

The 28-year-old also provided the assist for Kane's second goal just before half time as he continued an exceptional start to the season that has already yielded 13 goals.

Harry Kane: 7.5

The England centre forward is enjoying yet another prolific campaign in front of goal as he notched his 13th goal of the season in all competitions by blasting the ball in off the bar.

And what's more, Kane is also proving to be a wonderful creator of goals this term. His assist for Son means he already has 10 Premier League assists, the first player in Europe's big five leagues to hit the mark in 2020/21.

Kane was a big presence for Spurs throughout the game and he was also fouled three times as he held the ball up masterfully.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 5.4

Aubameyang continues to be a shadow of the outstanding player who scored 22 goals in successive seasons for Arsenal.

This term he has only found the net twice in the Premier League and he was once again anonymous versus Spurs.

He had no shots on target, attempted no dribbles and created no chances for his team-mates as he was his team's lowest-rated player.

STAR MAN

Granit Xhaka: 7.7

Arsenal's defeat would have been even bigger if it hadn't been for the sterling work of midfield general Xhaka.

The Switzerland international gave everything for the cause. He put in numerous tackles, won seven of his 11 duels and made four fouls in a bid to stop a rampant Spurs side.

His passing was also excellent as he boasted a 92 per cent completion rate on his 106 passes. If only every Arsenal player had shown the same desire and competence on Sunday.

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