Hugo Lloris drops huge clanger as Arsenal take the lead against Tottenham Hotspur
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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a huge mistake to gift Arsenal the lead in the North London derby.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side were on top from the get-go as they looked to score the opener.
Lloris produced an initial mistake in the seventh minute but made up for it by making a fine save to deny Eddie Nketiah.
However, in the 14th minute, Lloris was punished for a piece of questionable goalkeeping.
The ball was swept out to the right-hand side beautifully into the path of Bukayo Saka who drove into the Spurs penalty area.
Saka then unleashed a tame effort towards the near post, Lloris got his hands to it but only managed to divert the ball into the back of his own net.
Arsenal strike first in the North London derby and it's a moment Hugo Lloris will want to forget! 😯 pic.twitter.com/VvKBUX4BdN— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 15, 2023
A truly embarrassing moment for the 2018 World Cup winner as Arsenal take the lead in the derby.
Fans were quick to react to Lloris’ howler.
One said: “Hugo Lloris is actually shocking.”
Another tweeted: “Why couldn’t Hugo Lloris chuck one in his own net at the World Cup?”
A third fan added: “Hugo Lloris, your time is up at Tottenham Hotspur.”
Someone else wrote: “Frozen in Hugo Lloris’ embarrassment.”
Arsenal continued to dominate as the half went on as Spurs looked slow and lethargic.
Eventually, Arsenal made it 2-0 thanks to a stunning long-range effort from captain Martin Odegaard.
What a finish this is! 💥— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 15, 2023
Take a bow, Martin Ødegaard 🔥 pic.twitter.com/d4qZMhCoVm
The Gunners went into the interval with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
This North London derby is a must-win for Arteta's men as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points after Manchester City were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs meanwhile are looking to close the gap to fourth-placed United, they are currently five points off Erik ten Hag's side and a victory will take them within two points of the Red Devils.
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Topics: Hugo Lloris, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Premier League, Bukayo Saka