Spurs fan attacks Ramsdale after climbing advertising boards as security step in

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    A Tottenham fan kicked Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after climbing over the advertising boards following the final whistle of their Premier League encounter on Sunday afternoon.

    The England international clashed with Richarlison after the 2-0 victory for the league leaders with fans kicking off after he left the pitch to collect his water bottle from behind the goal.

    With some fans shouting at the rival player, one jumped on top of the advertising boards and threw a kick at Ramsdale with security as well as fellow players and fans trying to calm things down.

    READ MORE: 3 things Mikel Arteta got right as Arsenal beat Spurs 2-0 and extend Prem lead

    Co-commentator Gary Neville called the match-goer an idiot with others on social media calling for a life-time ban for kicking Ramsdale, who had just been named man of the match after keeping a clean sheet.

    Mikel Arteta ran over to the sidelines and was seen laughing has he dragged away Granit Xhaka and a fuming Ramsdale, who couldn't quite believe what had just happened.

    Speaking after the game, Ramsdale said: "The Spurs fans gave me some throughout the game.

    "I was giving some back. The people I did give it to greeted it sportsmanlike but one fan tried to give me a little punch on the back.

    “It is a shame as it is just a game of football at the end of the day.

    "Both sets of players tried to bring me away but thankfully nothing too drastic happened. It is a sour taste but I’m sure we will enjoy it when we go back into the dressing room."

    A fan said: "If a fan of any team runs on the pitch and kicks a player… I don't care which team… They deserve a lifetime ban."

    A second added: "Give that fan a lifetime BAN."

    As a third agreed: "Fan is very stupid, he’ll get a lifetime ban I suspect."

    With Arsenal completing a Premier League double over their rivals for the first time since 2013/14, they also went eight points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.

    Ramsdale said of the performance: "We deserved the two-goal lead and maybe deserved more. We played the way we wanted to play in the first half and got the deserved lead."

    Next up for Arsenal is another big test in the visit of Manchester United, which is followed by an FA Cup fourth round clash against City at the Etihad.


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