Watch the video of Bernd Leno making a tremendous double save to deny Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal were totally dominant in the reverse fixture and continued their superiority against Tottenham Hotspur by opening the score through their attacking midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Mauricio Pochettino’s main man Harry Kane scored the spot-kick to equalize the score
Both the sides started the game on a high tempo, but the first half got differentiated when the Gunners broke through a counter attack. Alexandre Lacazette’s through ball to find Aaron Ramsey was enough as the Welsh man ran from halfway to score past Huge Lloris.
The #NorthLondonDerby ends with the points being shared…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 2, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur kept on putting pressure on the resilient Arsenal defence which did not give much chance until the shot-stopper Bernd Leno bailed them with a fantastic double save to keep the hosts in check.
In the second half, Arsenal’s skipper Laurent Koscielny handled the ball which resulted in a penalty. Spurs number 10 Harry Kane took the spot kick to equalize the score for the first time in the game.
It was a fairly balanced second half and both the sides would be content to take away a point until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the penalty to only miss it during the 89th minute. Hugo Lloris’ guess to dive to one side was perfect and he saved it with such ease. From the rebound, Alex Iwobi squared the ball, but Jan Vertonghen’s heroics to clear the ball over the post gave a sigh relief for the home supporters.
Lucas Torreira, at the end, was sent off for a poor challenge on Danny Rose during the injury time. The Uruguayan International had no complaints whatsoever for that foul with full studs up.
Unai Emery must be fuming be fuming about this result having produced a really good display and went toe-to-toe with Tottenham Hotspur despite having to enter this game with no recognized right-back.
The former Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper who joined the English outfit in the summer transfer window proved to be the difference in the first half. When Harry Kane looped the ball over the defence to find Christian Eriksen, the Danish International’s shot was saved when Leno rushed down the field.
However, the second save has received plenty of appreciation for that immense reflex show. After the ball ricocheted off the goalkeeper and went straight to Moussa Sissoko, the French International was present to score the ball from the rebound. Leno, who was wrong-footed got a strong hand to deny Tottenham Hotspur.
LENO’S INCREDIBLE DOUBLE SAVE:
Watch the video of Bernd Leno pull off an unreal save to stop Tottenham Hotspur.
— Arsenal (@AFCvideosHD_) March 2, 2019
— GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) March 2, 2019
Of course, Twitter applauded that moment of magic from Bernd Leno who saved his side from losing the game.
Wow what a double save that was from Bernd Leno 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #ARSTOT
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 2, 2019
🐱 Bernd Leno may have just pulled of the save of the season!
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) March 2, 2019
#AFC | Terrific first half from Arsenal, but can we just take a moment to give credit to Bernd Leno for that magnificent double save…wow.
— Chris Davison (@cdavison_afc) March 2, 2019
I’m only here to see all of the “If De Gea did what Leno just did…” tweets
— Andy Castell (@AJ3) March 2, 2019
That’s incredible by Leno, to be fair.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) March 2, 2019
Incredible piece of goalkeeping from Bernd Leno to complement Aaron Ramsey’s fine, composed finish. Arsenal doing the business in both boxes and have been relentless without the ball. Spurs too passive, uncertain for too long and so easily shredded for the opener.#TOTARS #NLD
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) March 2, 2019
North London Derby has witnessed some wonder goals. That Leno save deserves to be remembered up there with them. It was humanly outstanding
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 2, 2019
What saves @Bernd_Leno 👏🏻
— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) March 2, 2019
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 2, 2019
Following this disappointing result, the Gunners will travel to France to face Stade Rennais in the Europa League Round of 16 before they take on Manchester United in a pulsating contest as both the sides battle out for a place in the top four.