Arsenal edge out Newcastle in FA Cup win

The Gunners finally broken their visitors resistance after the 100 minute mark with crucial goals from Emile-Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal looked bright and breezy in the opening stages with Reiss Nelson and Nicolas Pepe testing Martin Dubravka.

But despite the positive start in North London the game descended into a slug fest after the break with half chances for Willock and Andy Carroll.

The introduction of Smith-Rowe tipped the balance for Arsenal in the extra 30 as the England U20 international superbly fired home.

Newcastle threw the kitchen sink at it in the final minutes but Arsenal wrapped it up in last few seconds as Aubameyang tucked home his first goal in over a month.

Full Time at the Emirates Stadium it’s Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0

Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Fulham

Jose Mourinho’s side have hit a bump in the road in December with just two points in their last four Premier League matches.

However despite that drop in form, the Portuguese boss is not expected to make sweeping changes as he looks to turn things around in North London.

Gareth Bale has joined the growing injury list at the club in recent days, but the returning Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius could push Mourinho for a starting spot.

As for Fulham, Parker will encouraged by their improving form in recent weeks, with four successive draws heading into this one.

And the ex Chelsea midfielder is likely to follow his former boss’ example with the absolute minimum changes to his team.

But on loan midfielder Mario Lemina could return to face Spurs after being ineligible to play against parent club Southampton last time out.

And it’s a 6pm Kick Off in this London derby on December 30th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Jamie Vardy inspires Leicester City to 2-0 win at Tottenham

The Foxes have been pushed to the sidelines in the title conversation in recent weeks but thanks to vintage performance from Jamie Vardy they are now right back in the mix.

The game was billed as a straight shootout between Vardy on the on form Harry Kane but the wily Vardy always look to have his number in North London.

Kane’s free kick on 33 minutes went down as the game first real chance just before Vardy’s whipped effort tested Hugo Lloris.

But the always persistent Vardy was not to be denied before the break as he fired the Foxes in front.
Serge Aurier’s clumsy challenge felled Wesley Fofana inside the box and Vardy stayed true to form and smashed home from the spot.

Leicester looked to have extended their lead immediately after restart as James Maddison clipped home James Justin’s long pass.

But referee Craig Pawson chalked it off for a VAR offside against the England man.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ side didn’t have to wait much longer to make it 2-0 as Toby Alderweireld deflected home Vardy’s header on the hour.

Spurs did look to rally themselves in the final 20 with Son Heung-min bringing an excellent stop from Kasper Schmeichel.

But in the end another bad day at the office means Jose Mourinho’s methods will once come under the microscope.

Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium it’s Tottenham 0 Leicester City 2

Tottenham cruise to 2-0 derby win over Arsenal

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min continued their excellent start to the season with a goal apiece as Mourinho ensured North London bragging rights in front of 2,00 returning fans.

Neither side created much in a busy opening quarter of hour but a moment of Son inspired magic eased Spurs into a 1-0 lead.

The hosts instantly turned over an Arsenal counter attack on half way and Kane’s reverse ball sent Son clear to bend a super effort past Bernd Leno.

A shell shocked Arsenal were unable to muster a response to Son’s stunner as Spurs kept them at arms length before Kane doubled their lead just before the break.

Son swapped places with the England skipper this time as his neat pass cut the Arsenal defence in half and Kane slammed home.

Mikel Arteta’s side did look to force their way back in after the break as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed over and Hugo Lloris denied Alexandre Lacazette with an instinctive stop.

However, with two goals and three points already in the bag Mourinho was only to happy to run down the clock and continue his brilliant

Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium it’s Tottenham 2 Arsenal 0

Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Arsenal

Mikel Arteta’s side make the short trip across the capital without a league win in over a month and with the hosts currently riding high at the top of the table.

Mourinho rested some of his star names for the midweek draw at Linz and he’s expected to bring Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon back into the starting XI tomorrow.

However, skipper Hugo Lloris looks certain to miss out due to a muscle injury, meaning that Joe Hart could start his first Premier League game since Boxing Day 2018.

For Arteta, he is also expected to rotate after Europa League action, but the Spaniard is still without two key players through injury.

Thomas Partey and David Luiz will both miss this one as they edge back to full fitness with striker Nicolas Pepe serving the second match of a three-game ban

And we are all set to go in North London with a 4.30pm kick off on Sunday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Arsenal

Mikel Arteta’s side make the short trip across the capital without a league win in over a month and with the hosts currently riding high at the top of the table.

Mourinho rested some of his star names for the midweek draw at Linz and he’s expected to bring Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon back into the starting XI tomorrow.

However, skipper Hugo Lloris looks certain to miss out due to a muscle injury, meaning that Joe Hart could start his first Premier League game since Boxing Day 2018.

For Arteta, he is also expected to rotate after Europa League action, but the Spaniard is still without two key players through injury.

Thomas Partey and David Luiz will both miss this one as they edge back to full fitness with striker Nicolas Pepe serving the second match of a three-game ban

And we are all set to go in North London with a 4.30pm kick off on Sunday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs continue chase of Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Everton are also interested in the Denmark international, with the Toffees reported to have offered close to £20m for the midfielder’s services.

Tottenham have only offered £15m, but it’s understood the player prefers a move to Spurs.

A switch to North London may suit Southampton better as the selling club, particularly as defender Kyle Walker-Peters has been on loan at St Mary’s this season and Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to secure him on a permanent basis.

However, as is to be expected, there are negotiations over fees, and it isn’t out of the question that both Spurs and Southampton could agree a cash-plush-player deal.