Arsenal and City held to draws


Harry Kane scored after being played onside by Laurent Koscielny

Kieran Gibbs was Arsenal’s hero as he scored to cancel out Harry Kane’s Tottenham opener and earn the Gunners a 1-1 North London derby draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Spurs went ahead through Kane with the England international breaking a weak offside trap 32 minutes in before slotting past Petr Cech.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side wasted a number of second-half chances and were made to pay as substitute Gibbs volleyed home 76 minutes in after a superb Mesut Ozil cross for a share of the points.

Manchester City remained top of the table despite being held to a goalless draw at rock-bottom Aston Villa as Remi Garde began his reign with a positive result.

Villa had lost all but one of their 10 league games since beating Bournemouth on the opening day, and last collected a point in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Aug. 28.

However, they were able to frustrate City, who also saw striker Wilfried Bony suffer an apparent hamstring injury in the first half, despite having to fend off a host of chances.

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne both passed up clear opportunities for the visitors, while Fernando headed against the crossbar in injury time and Fabian Delph sent the follow-up just wide.

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