Thomas Partey Scores Superb North London Derby Goal Against Tottenham Hotspur

Thomas Partey has scored for Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Saturday.

WHAT HAPPENED? Partey broke the deadlock in the 20th minute with a superb strike.

Bukayo Saka did well in holding onto the ball before he released it to Ben White, who later found the Ghanaian outside the box.

Partey – with his right foot - found the top corner to give the Gunners the lead on their own turf. Hugo Lloris could do little to save Spurs from going down as the home side took a deserved lead in the first half.

However, Arsenal were pegged back as Harry Kane equalised for the visitors from the spot in the 31st minute.

Two goals in the second half – Gabriel Jesus’s 49th-minute strike and Granit Xaka’s 67th-minute one – eventually ensured Arsenal defeated their North London rivals to emerge 3-1 winners and move four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Partey started for Arsenal just after the international break, in which he was not available for Ghana.

The midfielder returned to England after he picked up a knock as Ghana prepared to take on Brazil and Nicaragua in friendlies.

His place in the Black Stars squad had to be filled by Iddrisu Baba.