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Carabao Cup: Arsenal 0:2 Tottenham – coverage, line-ups, forecast and Live Commentary

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The North London’s Derby will be in the frames of Carabao Cup Quarter-finals.

Unai Emery’s Arsenal will host Tottenham under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino for the second time in a few weeks.

The Cup game of two London giants will be the 184th in the history of their meetings. The statistics in this pair is on the side of Arsenal, 77 victories, with 49 peaceful outcomes and 57 wins of Tottenham. The goal difference is also on the side of the Gunners (284-244).

The teams have already met this season, most recently, on December 2, Arsenal won the Spurs (4:2 ) at Emirates.

Alexander Lacazette, Lucas Torreira and double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured an important win for Arsenal’s side, while Eric Dyer and Harry Kane scored from Pochettino’s squad.

Prediction: 1:1

Time: 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET

Venue: Emirates Stadium

(Reporting by Denys Glushko, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)

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90+4′ FULL-TIME! Tottenham continue their way in the Carabao Cup! 0:2

90′ We will see this battle for another 4 minutes. 

89′ Arsenal agreed with a role of victims… 

87′ Fans are starting to flood out of the stadium. 

85′ Yellow card for Dele Alli. So stupid card…

82′ AMAZING SAVE BY CECH! The Spurs could lead 0:3, but Peter helped his team. 

79′ Replacement by Arsenal: Erik Lamela is on the field instead of Son Heung-Min. 

76′ Emery’s squad got 2nd yellow card. Granit Xhaka was booked. 

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73′ Arsenal have almost 65% of the ball possession in the 2nd half, after the Spurs enjoyed the greater possession in the 1st.

71′ The hosts are pressuring the guests’ side, Xhaka sent the ball forward, but without any result. 

69′ Arsenal had a moment after the corner, but they lost the ball and Nacho was caught with a fault. 

65′ Nketiah comes on to replace Guendouzi from Arsenal

64′ STATS. Corners: Arsenal made 2, while the guest 6. 

61′ GOOOOOALLLLL! Dele Alli! Spurs lead 2-0! Kane not only scores goals!

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58′ Alexandre Lacazette is replacing Alex Iwobi.

58′ Harry Kane is replacing Lucas Moura for Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium.

55′ Soooon left the ball for Sissoko, but Cech saved. 

51′ STATS. The hosts are showing great possession skills! It’s equal! 50% vs 50%

48′ Arsenal are attacking since the start of the half. Iwobi made a good shot. 

46′ So, 2nd half is startingSubstitution by Emery: Henrikh Mkhitaryan out, Laurent Koscielny in

45+2′ HALF-TIME. 0:1

45+2′ Mattéo Guendouzi got a yellow card

45′ 2 minutes of added time. 

43′ Gazzaniga made two saves. 

41′ Arsenal are attacking, and again they can’t end moments in the final third.

37′ So lazy game is going now. Both squads offed their speed. 

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35′ STATS. The Spurs are mostly controlling the ball: 35% vs 65%. 

32′ Lucas Moura also risks to get a damage. But, he is ok. 

31′ It looks like Mkhitaryan got an injury. 

30′ Good run by the Spurs, they could make it 2:0. But, unfortunately, Pochettino’s squad failed to end. 

27′ Aubameyang received a pass from Guendouzi, but didn’t know what to do with it and lost. 

24′ Son was in an offside position.

22′ Mkhitaryan’s misses two potential moments. 

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20′ GOOOOAAAAALLLL! Son Heung-Min after two passes from the goalkeeper and Arsenal’s mistake in the middle. So bad defense the Gunners have. 0:1

17′ STATS. Arsenal have two times less passes than Tottenham: 53 vs 101. 

15′ The Spurs are on Arsenal’s half. There are a few passes near the box. 

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12′ Mkhitaryan and Ramsey had a good opportunity to score a goal, but they failed to beat Gazzaniga! 

10′ This battle is the most played in the EFL Cup history (14 times as well as games between Arsenal and Liverpool).

8′ Iwobi sent Ramsey in the centre of the field, but without a result. 

6′ Alli found a good position near the penalty area, trying to start an attack, but Torreira and Guendouzi stopped him. 

3′ Mkhitaryan stroke Trippier. 

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2′ First corner for Arsenal. 

1′ So, we are starting. 

0′ Both team are ready for starting this battle. 

Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Xhaka, Monreal; Torreira, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan; Ramsey, Aubameyang, Iwobi

Tottenham starting XI: Gazzaniga; Trippier, Alderweireld, Davies, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Eriksen, Dele, Lucas; Son.

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