Arsenal denied win in North London Derby with Lloris late penalty save
2 March 2019 17:55 GMT
Arsenal were denied the North London bragging rights with a late penalty save from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris denying Pierre Emeric-Aubameyang in the 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium.
The Gunners grabbed the lead just after the quarter mark after an attack by Tottenham Harry Kane was cut out and the clearance was launched into the centre circle where Davison Sanchez missed his header and Alexander Lacazette released Aaron Ramsey to round Hugo Lloris and tap into the empty net.
Kane was denied a goal from a free kick being ruled out for offside while Bernd Leno came to the rescue before the final minutes of the half with two point-blank saves after Kane’s flick released Christian Eriksen whose half volley was charged down and Moussa Sissoko shot was turned over the bar.
After the break, Toby Alderweireld shot into the side netting from a free-kick after a flick on by the Arsenal defence but ultimately Shkodran Mustafi gifted Mauricio Pochettino an opportunity to equalize, pushing Kane from behind to dust himself and score from the spot.
Davinson Sanchez however almost lost the game for his side after being adjudged to have brought Aubameyang and Gabonese international took the responsibilities only to fluff his spot kick and Vertoghen to making a crucial interception from the resulting kick.