The crowd roars with excitement as the players walk onto the pitch. It’s a classic London derby, Arsenal vs Tottenham at White Hart Lane on a dull miserable day. The chants from the crowd grow louder and louder as the players get into their positions. – each chant making the players more eager to get the game started.
The referee blows his whistle to get the game under way; the noise inside the stadium starts to get louder and louder with the cheering of the fans. As the players begin to pass the ball around, anticipation grows. Ten minutes in, Arsenal begin an attack: Danny Welbeck sprints down the wing, past the defense. He passes the ball to Giroud, Giroud takes a quick glance to his left, he sees Ozil is unmarked and passes the ball to him. Ozil smashes the ball to the back of the net with a mighty kick. The Arsenal fans go crazy; cheers and chants fill the stadium as they show their excitement. At the other end of the stand, Tottenham fans begin to chant, motivating their players as they kick off again.
Despite their best efforts, Tottenham struggle to score as the first half comes to an end. The referee blows his whistle . Fans applaud the players as they head towards the dimly lit tunnel, eager to reach their dressing rooms. The noise inside the brightly lit stadium dies down as fans get ready in their various ways before the second half begins.
The players look keen and fresh as they exit the tunnel and make their way on to the pitch, ready to start. The referee signals and the crowds show their admiration and support with deafening shouts of encouragement.
Fifty six minutes into the second half, Tottenham win a corner. Erik Lamela crosses the ball straight into Ospina, who parries it straight into the path of Harry Kane. The fans burst with excitement. Harry Kane touches the ball and scores for Tottenham making the fans go berserk. After Harry Kane’s goal, the team seem motivated more than ever to score another goal.
Arsenal struggle to keep up with Tottenham as they keep applying pressure. The fans’ reactions keep motivating the home side which creates the lead up to Harry Kane’s second goal in the eighty sixth minute. Nabil Bentaleb lobs the ball into the box finding Harry Kane; with an almighty kick he puts Tottenham into the lead.
The chants of annoyance and disappointment from the Arsenal fans can be heard clearly over the cheers of ecstasy from the other end of the stands, where a sea of white and navy flags held by elated Tottenham supporters sway in the breeze.
The final whistle is blown, Arsenal players drop their heads in their hands in disappointment knowing that they have just lost the local derby. The sweet taste of victory is clear for all to see on the faces of the home team. White Hart Lane is drowned in chants and yells of triumph from the supporters showing their appreciation for the winning side.
By Justin Liu Kai Kit