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Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur: match thread & how to watch

The North London Derby comes at a great time for Spurs.

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Thursday’s comfortable 2-0 over Dinamo Zagreb was yet another quality performance from Tottenham Hotspur, who is now 5-0-0 over its past five matches. Not only did this win help keep spirits up for a team that was reeling badly, it makes next week’s tie in Croatia more or less wrapped up (barring a huge collapse).

This means full attention can be placed on Sunday’s North London Derby, though that would have been the case regardless. Spurs enter the contest seven points ahead of their rivals, and a victory would make it a full 10-point gap with 10 matches remaining for both sides in the league.

The reverse fixture in December was a fun one. Heung-Min Son launched a strike from well outside the box in the 13th minute to put Tottenham up 1-0, and a Harry Kane goal right before half just about sealed the win in front of the jubilant fans who were fortunate enough to be among the reduced-capacity crowd.

Arsenal is not too impressive right now, but form is not the most reliable indicator heading into derbies. Still, it is clear which of these two sides is in rhythm right now, and it certainly seems like Spurs have much more to play for. Tottenham have never taken six points from Arsenal in the Premier League; perhaps that changes today.


How to Watch

Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. GMT
Location: Emirates Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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