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30th Apr, 2017 | 6:23pm

Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Tottenham win against Arsenal with odd compliment

By Dominic Toner

Gary Lineker has described Tottenham as the new Arsenal following their victory over their north London rivals on Sunday.

Spurs managed to beat Arsenal 2-0 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League and that ensured they maintained the four-point gap behind leaders Chelsea.

The derby sprung to life in the second-half as Mauricio Pochettino’s side scored two quick-fire goals to seize the initiative.

Dele Alli continued his remarkable season by opening the scoring in the 55th minute, while Harry Kane struck a penalty just moments late after he had been fouled in the box.

Lineker compared the victorious Spurs team to the Arsenal of old, who became renowned for destroying teams with bursts of goals in a short space of time.

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Pochettino’s team have frequently done that this season and have proved too hot for oppositions when they get ahead of steam.

“Well that escalated quickly. Dele and Kane strike yet again. Spurs are the new Arsenal,” Lineker wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Spurs were under pressure in the north London derby as they had momentarily slipped seven points behind Chelsea, who beat Everton 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

However, they managed to keep their composure and once again reduced the gap to just four points adrift of the league leaders.

Pochettino’s team now have just four games remaining to overturn the deficit, but continue to keep fighting for their first ever Premier League title.

Spurs have now won their last nine consecutive league games and are certainly the in-form team in the division.

In other Tottenham news, Frank Lampard believes that Harry Kane is a self-made talent.

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