Tottenham Hotspur pushed off Liverpool to move back into third place in the Premier League table after a 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were both on target for Arsenal as they comfortably beat Watford at the Emirates Stadium.
Bournemouth started brightly and might have opened the scoring after just four minutes at the Vitality Stadium. A quick break saw Lys Mousset square for Junior Stanislas, who managed to beat Hugo Lloris but hit the crossbar.
Stanislas was quick to make amends as he chested the ball down and fired home just three minutes later after good work from Adam Smith. ESPN FC’s Dan Kilpatrick said Spurs were suffering a European hangover:
There was more misery for Spurs to follow as Kane departed with an ankle injury after half an hour.
Erik Lamela replaced the England international, and within minutes Spurs were level. Serge Aurier crossed for Dele Alli, and he bundled the ball home from close range.
Alli then turned creator in the second half, crossing for Son to volley the ball into the ground and past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
Son grabbed this second late on as he put the finishing touch to a quick break. Christian Eriksen won possession in his own half and then sent Son racing clear on goal. The South Korean showed real composure to calmly round the goalkeeper and fire home.
Aurier then finished Bournemouth off after Begovic could only parry Kieran Trippier’s cross into his path as the visitors leapfrogged Liverpool in the table.
It’s a morale-boosting win for Spurs after their exit from the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. However, the injury to Kane is a real worry, and they will be hoping it is not too serious.
The Arsenal game
Arsenal’s mini-revival continued as they followed up their Europa League victory over AC Milan with another win. However, the Arsenal supporters made their feelings known by staying away.
Shkodran Mustafi gave the hosts an early lead as he found himself unmarked at the far post and headed home Mesut Ozil’s free-kick.
Arsenal continued to have the better of the first half but could not add to their lead, and Watford looked bright after the break. However, the Gunners managed to double their lead on the hour mark, which ended the match as a contest.
Mkhitaryan surged forwards before slipping the ball to Aubameyang. The striker then rounded goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis and tucked the ball into an empty net.
Watford had a glorious chance to pull one back almost immediately from the penalty spot after Roberto Pereyra was fouled. Troy Deeney stepped up, but his kick was poor and allowed Petr Cech to make the save.
It was a first penalty save in Arsenal colours for Cech and a rare miss from the spot by Deeney.
Mkhitaryan then added the third with a low shot after a pass from Aubameyang. It’s a first Premier League win since early February for Arsenal although they remain 12 points off Liverpool in fourth place.
Sunday’s Premier League Results
Arsenal 3-0 Watford
Bournemouth 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur