Harry Kane nets equaliser for Tottenham in a feisty derby
Nov 09 2016 by Marjorie Miles
Spurs drew 1-1 at north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday, four days after losing 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.
Kane had already equalised from the penalty spot, but they haven't scored from play since Dele Alli's late equaliser against West Brom in mid-October.
An Arsenal victory would have sent them top but they were pegged back after Harry Kane, returning from seven weeks on the sidelines, fired home a second-half penalty after the Gunners had taken the lead through a Kevin Wimmer own goal.
While Spurs remain the only unbeaten side in the division - their best start to a campaign since winning the title back in 1961 - and showed character to fight back from a goal down, they are still without a win in any competition since before the last global break.
"I think our level dropped and we were a bit too stretched as well".
Wenger is now without a win in five attempts against Spurs and admits his side's fatigue, along with their defensive nervousness and a lack of creativity in attack, played a factor in the 1-1 draw.
The goal reflected Arsenal's growing threat, but within six minutes of kick-off in the second half their lead had vanished.
"There was high intensity where I felt in the first half like we could always score", Wenger said.
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Spurs were unhappy as it looked like two oncoming Arsenal players were offside when the cross came over. "Obviously the Champions League was very disappointing but I think it's a amusing crisis if you're unbeaten in the league".
"He's ready. He's fully fit", Pochettino said.
Also contributing with one clearance and three successful tackles, Dembele's defensive performance in front of a three-man Spurs back-line was also crucial as it limited the clear-cut opportunities that Arsenal managed to create in the game. "Arsenal was on a very good run".
"These games are about working hard for the team, maybe we will look back on it as a good result".
Wimmer headed the ball into his own net to open the scoring. A few fouls, the elbow on Walcott for example.
"We gave everything but were not as sharp physically as we can be in the final part of the game".
"'He [Wanyama] was lucky to stay on the pitch", said the Frenchman.
On the Spurs penalty, he added: "The referee has made a decision, we can't change that now".