Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Arsenal

  • Aaron Ramsey flicks home Hector Bellerin's pass on 38 minutes.
  • Francis Coquelin sent off for second booking.
  • Toby Alderweireld equalises with third goal of the season.
  • Harry Kane curls home a stunner to put Tottenham in front.
  • Alexis Sanchez scores first goal since November to level.
Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez levelled to give Arsenal a point at Tottenham.Getty Images

Full time: Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal

A fine game at White Hart Lane ends and neither side will be overly content after both throwing away opportunities to take all three points. Aaron Ramsey put the Gunners ahead and they were comfortable until Francis Coquelin's red card saw them reduced to 10 men. Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane scored in as many minutes to put Spurs on course for victory but Alexis Sanchez levelled as the points were shared. Advantage Leicester City? You would think so.

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BT Sport has become the scourge of the internet as their feed temporarily goes down. We're back and Arsenal almost win it but Ramsey is denied by Wimmer's tackle.


Into four added minutes at White Hart Lane.


Gabriel almost puts through his own goal with a horrible clearance which loops onto the roof of his own net. Incredible moment in an increasingly thrilling game.


Free-kick for Arsenal around 25 yards from goal and it is pushed clear by Lloris. Both teams going for the win here.


David Ospina to the rescue again as he keeps out Eriksen's dipping effort with an acrobatic save. Spurs piling on the pressure.


Mathieu Flamini on for Danny Welbeck. Arsenal have something to defend and it looks like that will be the policy in the closing minutes.


That is frankly unbelievable that Dier has escaped being sent off there. We should be 10 vs 10 in these last eight minutes. Ryan Mason's shot is deflected wide as Tottenham look to re-take the lead for a second time.


Eric Dier somehow escapes a second booking for first hauling down Giroud and then tackling him to the floor. Michael Olivier refrains from dishing out any punishment. Amazing decision in such a big game.


Goal: Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal (Alexis Sanchez)

A goal out of nothing and Arsenal are level at the Lane. Spurs are caught a little high and Sanchez collects the ball goal-side of Mousa Dembele and finds the corner. Will there be another twist?


Olivier Giroud getting ready to come on for Arsenal, though it is the action of another of their Frenchman in Francis Coquelin which has swung both this game and the title in the direction of Mauricio Pochettino's men. On such minor details do title races hinge.


Eric Dier now denied by Ospina. Arsenal hanging on for dear life here.


Goal: Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal (Harry Kane)

And just like that Spurs are level and what a goal by their premier marksman. Dele Alli pickpockets Mertesacker and backheels the ball to Kane, who comes inside and hits a stunner beyond Ospina from a tight angle in off the post. Stunning comeback.


Goal: Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal (Toby Alderweireld)

Tottenham advantage of their numerical supremacy almost immediately. Erik Lamela beats Gabriel to a corner and Alderweireld hammers home the loose ball. Arsenal have fallen apart.


Spurs have been reinvigorated by that red card and they come within a millimeter of levelling. Harry Kane peels to the back post and takes the ball down, shoots and Ospina - curiously far behind his line - palms it clear. Replays show the ball was fractions from being completely over the line such was the Colombian's awkward positioning. Over half an hour remaining.


Bit moment in this far and the title race. Francis Coquelin is given a second booking for a crazy challenge on Harry Kane down on the touchline. Mad decision from the Frenchman, who was booked for handball in the opening 45 minutes.


Red card: Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)


Slow start to the half but Tottenham spring the first attack when Kyle Walker waltzes through and forces a good save from Ospina.


Players out for the second half and we're under way in a pivotal 45 minutes in determining the destination of the title. No changes at the break.


Half time: Tottenham 0-1 Arsenal

This Premier League season continues to baffle. Arsenal lead Tottenham at the break through Aaron Ramsey after a half in which for long periods they were second best. Spurs controlled the first half an hour but from the visitors' first shot on target they took the lead. Mauricio Pochettino looks seething on the touchline and he will demand better in what is now a pivotal second half.


Danny Rose takes aim from 25 yards and it goes hopelessly wide. An effort which looks hopeless from the outset. Half time approaching.


Welbeck's turn to spurn an opportunity as his flicked header finds the gloves of Lloris. Spurs have unraveled here and have lost complete control of a game in which they were totally in the ascendancy.


The Gunners threaten again as Danny Welbeck escapes clear again but his first touch lets him down and Tottenham clear. The visitors go again but Welbeck can't make contact with Sanchez's cross.


Goal: Tottenham 0-1 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey)

Arsenal have been tight and compact in this opening 38 minutes and now they have a lead to defend. Danny Welbeck gets away from Wimmer and tees up Bellerin, who instead of shooting plays the ball inside to Ramsey who delightfully flicks the ball goalwards beyond Hugo Lloris.