In North London derby history, Harry Kane became the top scorer and scored 250 career goals when he supported Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Arsenal.
On Sunday, Jose Mourinho’s side returned in style to the Premier League summit, with Kane’s first-half stoppage-time strike bringing them two goals ahead at the culmination of a superb counter-attack.
With the South Korea star having opened the scoring with a sensational 13th-minute effort, Son Heung-min teed up Kane’s landmark goal-the 11th against Arsenal by the England captain.
After the break, Arsenal dominated, but the damage was already done, and Hugo Lloris eventually only had two saves to make, both from the headers of Alexandre Lacazette, as the team of Mikel Arteta slumped from four games to a third-league loss.
When Arsenal’s Thomas Partey, returning from a month-long injury lay-off, lashed wide, and they were sent into raptures moments later, a vociferous, socially-distanced crowd of 2,000 Tottenham fans had early cause for cheer.
Having evaded a bunch of red and white shirts, Kane played Son, who cut a sublime long-range shot from the left and curved it into the top-right corner.
With a thumping shot that Bernd Leno held out, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg tried his luck from space, but it was 2-0 on the half-time stroke.
Spurs caught Arsenal on the counter with the injured Party off the pitch-Giovani Lo Celso finding Son, who teed up Kane from a close angle to drill in a record-setting goal off the bar.
Until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nodded over, Lacazette’s header from Bukayo Saka’s free-kick forced Lloris into his first save.
Dani Ceballos helped Arsenal wrest control in midfield after replacing Partey, with the Gunners holding well over 70 percent of possession in the second half.
Lloris made another smart stop to deny Lacazette, but the assault of Arsenal, which this season has accumulated only 10 league goals, was again found to be lacking as their comeback efforts proved fruitless.