Heading into half-time of Saturday's north London derby, Antonio Conte must have been the happier of the two managers.

Tottenham fell behind at the Emirates Stadium after being penned in for much of the opening 25 minutes, but responded brilliantly by leaning on Arsenal's youthful overexcited nature. Amid the chaos, Richarlison won a penalty for Harry Kane to score and Spurs went in having made the better chances.

But minutes after the restart, Hugo Lloris spilled a cross back against Cristian Romero's shins, was unable to adjust himself accordingly and Gabriel Jesus poked the Gunners back in front from all of one yard.

As Tottenham tried to mount the strength and find another equaliser, Emerson Royal put in a ridiculously high challenge on Gabriel Martinelli's Achilles, earning himself a red card. Granit Xhaka iced the game with a well-taken strike soon after.

It's a victory that has handed Arsenal a) bragging rights and b) fresh belief that they are in fact in a Premier League title race.