Tottenham Bottle North London Derby After Being 2-0 Up In 45 Minutes
Spurs surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in a scintillating North London derby at the Emirates.
Mauricio Pochettino's side were out the traps quickly and went 1-0 up through Christian Eriksen after Erik Lamela's tame effort was palmed straight into the Dane's path by Bernd Leno.
Then, in the 40th minute, the visitors extended their lead when Granit Xhaka stupidly dived in on Heung-Min Son inside the area. Harry Kane leathered in the spot-kick for his tenth in North London derbies, thus equalling the all-time goalscoring record in the fixture.
But those who have seen this game play out before knew that it was never game over. Alexandre Lacazette reduced the deficit on the stroke of half-time with a superbly taken goal before his strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deservedly pulled Arsenal level 20 minutes from time.
Both sides had their moments to grab the all-important winner in an pulsating, end-to-end finish to the game but the points were shared for a record 23rd draw in Premier League meetings between the two bitter rivals.