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Jose Mourinho reacts to north London derby result

Jose Mourinho reacts to north London derby result

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Jose Mourinho describes north London derby as funny and emotional

Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as both funny and emotional.

The Capital giants settled for a 2-2 draw in an open fought contest at the Emirates Stadium and speaking after the game, Mourinho said that the match could have paved towards one side with a little more discipline.

"Funny. Emotional. Good to watch. It was counter attack after counter attack. The game went out of control. If one of the teams had more brains or tactical sense, they’d have won it," he told Sky Sports.

Arsenal were fancied to have the upperhand in the derby at home but they found themselves 2-0 down after just 41 minutes following goals from Heung-min Son and Harry Kane.

However, they made a strong comeback starting with Alexandre Lacazette's goal before the break and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang thereafter levelled the scores in the 71st minute.

Both teams had their chances to win the game towards the end but ultimately, some rash finishing and good goalkeeping skills from Hugo Lloris and Bernd Leno meant that they settled for a thrilling draw.