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Spurs knock Arsenal out of League Cup

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Tottenham’s Dele Alli, right, scores his side’s second goal during the English League Cup quarter final soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Heung-min Son and Dele Alli scored classy goals as Tottenham Hotspur recorded a measure of North London Derby revenge with a 2-0 defeat of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in League Cup quarterfinal play on Wednesday.

Spurs last won the League Cup in 2008, finishing as runners-up in 2009 and 2015.

Dele was struck with a bottle late in the game, and reacted by flashing a 2-0 sign to the crowd (and hearkening back to Theo Walcott celebrating with a similar derby gesture while being taken off the field on a stretcher).

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Spurs opened the scoring with a team goal coming out of the back, as goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga’s goal kick was soon at the feet of Dele Alli. His pass found Son for a neat finish and an early lead.

Lucas Moura’s sliding intervention near the top his own 18 cued up Spurs for a counter attack, and Moussa Sissoko blazed the business end of a 1-2 over the Arsenal goal.

Dele got a deserved marker with a terrific finish around the hour mark. Another play that began with Gazzaniga, Harry Kane played Dele over the top of the Arsenal back line and Dele made amends for a slight mis-touch with a quick flick of the ball with the outside of his right boot. It

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