Erik Lamela went from hero to zero in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
The Argentina playmaker, who had come on as a first-half substitution for the injured Heung-min Son, opened the scoring with an outrageous ‘rabona’ objective within the 33rd minute on the Emirates.
Nonetheless, following objectives from Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette, Lamela let his frustration get the higher of him when he picked up a second yellow card for showing to hit Kieran Tierney within the face with 14 minutes remaining.
The consequence inflicted a primary defeat on Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss as his aspect suffered a giant blow of their pursuit for a high 4 spot.
Spurs are six factors beneath fourth-placed Chelsea as Arsenal closed the hole on their north London rivals to 4 factors.
Nonetheless, Martin Odegaard’s equaliser and Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty inflicted a primary defeat on Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss.
Emile Smith Rowe despatched the primary warning of the match when he struck the crossbar from 20 yards within the 16th minute.
Lacazette was main the road for Arsenal rather than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was dropped to the bench for reportedly arriving late for the north London derby.
And the Frenchman fluffed his strains early on when he sliced a cut-back from Kieran Tierney.
Lamela’s second of brilliance got here when he scored his second ‘rabona’ objective in a Tottenham shirt.
It was his first objective towards Arsenal and was fairly a option to mark his 250th look, which additionally ended a run of 36 Premier League video games with out scoring.
Gareth Bale’s change of play discovered Sergio Reguilon, who picked out Lucas Moura within the field.
The Brazilian did effectively to put the ball off to Lamela, who netted suberly from 12 yards, earlier than wheeling off in celebration with a dumbfounded Reguilon.
Arsenal tried to hit again instantly after Lamela’s objective as Cedric Soares hit the publish.
However the Gunners did get their equaliser a minute earlier than half-time as Odegaard’s deflected shot from a Kieran Tierney cut-back beat Hugo Lloris.
The second-half had been evenly unbalanced earlier than Davinson Sanchez clumsily fouled Lacazette contained in the field as referee Michael Oliver pointed straight to the spot.
Lacazette, who was the Arsenal captain for the day, despatched Lloris the fallacious option to give Mikel Arteta’s males a vital lead.
Lamela went for an early bathtub to make Tottenham’s job of discovering an equaliser even more durable.
However Tottenham virtually discovered that elusive leveller as Harry Kane had a objective dominated out for offside with seven minutes to go.
And Kane got here shut once more when his long-range free-kick struck a publish within the 90th minute, earlier than Sanchez noticed his goal-bound shot headed away by Gabriel.