A brace from Son Heung-min helped Tottenham Hotspur fight back from behind twice, to claim a 2-2 draw away at rivals, Arsenal, on Sunday. In an entertaining north London derby at the Emirates Stadium, the hosts took the lead twice but were pegged back both times by the clinical Son.
Arsenal made the early running and went ahead in the 26th minute when Bukayo Saka’s shot deflected in off Cristian Romero. However, Son equalised for Spurs just before half-time with a composed finish.
The Gunners retook the lead early in the second half after Romero conceded a penalty for handball, which Saka converted. But once again Son responded immediately, capitalising on a mistake by Jorginho to make it 2-2 after 55 minutes.
Both sides had chances to find a late winner as substitutes were introduced, including Richarlison for Spurs, but a winner eluded them and the points were shared when 10 extra minutes of added-on time failed to deliver a winner from either of the pair north London clubs.
The 2-2 draw means both teams remain unbeaten after six games as they look to mount title challenges this season, with Spurs in 4th and Arsenal in 5th on the early League table with just goal difference separating both. Arsenal will be disappointed not to make home advantage count against their local rivals in this first Derby.