A bonus North London derby this year.
Arsenal and Tottenham, matched up in the quarterfinals of the League Cup.
And a gem at midfield, from Harry Kane.
A pass back to the keeper, a clearance to midfield, onto the chest of Harry Kane—knowing exactly where he’s going with it.
A touch on the ground as he controls it and turns, and then, looking up only as he’s mid-strike, the ball floated almost magnetically onto the feet of Dele Alli.
Finishing with the touch, the chip, the world class sangfroid.
Kane is insane what a pass omgggg. Dele are you fucking mad. Are you fucking mad. That is ice cold.
— Haaris (@HaarisCOYS) December 19, 2018
Here’s another angle of it:
Super goal by #Tottenham to double their lead against #Arsenal! Great control and pass by Harry Kane, and a brilliant dinked finish by Dele Alli. 2-0 in the #CarabaoCup quarterfinal.#ARSTOT #THFC #Golazo 👌👌 pic.twitter.com/ADvyll4ibw
— Joga Bonito USA (@Jasoninho10) December 19, 2018
Later in the game, a fan threw a water bottle at Alli’s head…
And he responded, as you’d expect:
Like Mr. Sangfroid, once again.
“2-0,” he says with his hands. “Check the scoreboard.”
Dele Alli’s response after being hit by an object thrown by an Arsenal fan! ✌🏼👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/fYownjd4WZ
— Sam Ramm (@SamRamm) December 19, 2018
Harry Kane rushing over to diffuse things even more, both keeping things cool.
The faces of a Tottenham team that’s been growing in stature every year for a decade.
With a brand new stadium on the way, set to open in mid-March.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Dele Alli gives his initial reaction to being hit by a bottle from an Arsenal supporter:
"It made my goal a little bit sweeter!"
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) December 20, 2018
So—a vintage win today, for Spurs.
Alli with a beautiful assist to Son for the first goal…
And then Kane to Alli, almost identically, for the second.
Son and Alli score to lead Tottenham over their North London rivals! pic.twitter.com/VTsLMF8F1O
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 19, 2018
Moving on to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Playing Chelsea, for a chance at the final:
January 8th at Wembley.
January 24th at Stamford Bridge.