Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham missed an opportunity to step up their Premier League title challenge after failing to beat 10-man Arsenal in a pulsating 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino’s side remain in second place, five points behind leaders Leicester.

Alexis Sanchez’s 76th-minute equaliser ensured Arsene Wenger’s side escaped with a point, despite having Francis Coquelin red carded.

“At 11 against 11 I think we deserved more and were unlucky in the way we conceded the first goal,” Pochettino said.

“But there are a lot of games ahead; nine games and a lot of points. It is true we missed a big opportunity but in the same way I think Arsenal is a very good team.”

Arsene Wenger admitted Coquelin was rightly dismissed.

“He knows. He knows he made a big mistake.” – Agence France-Presse

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