In the 61st minute of today’s mammoth Premier League clash between North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, Michael Oliver pointed to the spot after a reckless challenge by Davinson Sanchez.
Nicolas Pepe had played Alexandre Lacazette through with a lovely pass, leaving the Frenchman to drive forward before letting off a left-footed strike.
Just as the striker pulled the trigger, Spurs centre-back Sanchez dove in with an attempt to block the ball, but he clearly took the man with him after the contact, leaving a penalty to be awarded.
Lacazette stepped up and remained cool, calm and composed as he tucked the ball into the bottom right corner with a fine spot-kick, sending Hugo Lloris the wrong way.
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Arsenal lead from the spot – but was it a penalty?
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Lacazette is starting today as a result of strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang facing the wrath of Mikel Arteta for arriving late to the Emirates Stadium.