Real are top moneymakers LONDON (AP): Real Madrid are football’s biggest moneymakers for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to their lowest position in eight years. Madrid’s revenue of US$628 million in 2014-15 kept them top of the Football Money League compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte. The revenue of the world’s top 20 clubs, which are all European and include nine from the Premier League, grew 8 percent year-to-year to US$7.2 billion. European and Spanish champions Barcelona regained second place by generating US$609 million, displacing Manchester United, who made US$560 million while still struggling on the pitch in the post-Alex Ferguson era. French champion Paris Saint-Germain climbed to fourth by generating US$522 million, followed by Bayern on US$515 million. Napoli coach Sarri banned MILAN (AP): Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has been banned for two Italian Cup matches and fined US$22,000 for “directing extremely insulting epithets” toward his Inter Milan counterpart, Roberto Mancini. Sarri was sanctioned after making anti-gay slurs to Mancini during Napoli’s 2-0 loss in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Napoli says yesterday’s decision “formally clarifies” that Sarri’s comments were delivered in anger but were not driven by racist or anti-gay discrimination. The club says it hopes Mancini “can accept the apologies which have repeatedly been offered.” Mancini was fined US$5,422 for “an intimidating attitude toward the coach of the opposing team, who had insulted him” and for being “disrespectful” toward the fourth official in the dressing room after the match. Chelsea player joins Werder Bremen on loan BREMEN, Germany (AP): Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season. The Bundesliga club announced the deal yesterday without giving financial details. Werder Bremen are 16th in the Bundesliga and face a struggle against relegation when the campaign resumes this weekend after the winter break. The club needed a defender after the departure of Assani Lukimya for China. Djilobodji could make his debut on Sunday at Schalke. He arrived in Chelsea last summer from the French club Nantes and made only one brief League Cup appearance in September.
It was the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in seven league games against the club who rejected him as a youngster.Kane’s latest heroics also made it sweet revenge for Tottenham after they were beaten at Arsenal earlier this season.Harry Kane celebrates scoring the only goal of the north London derby alongside Spurs’ Dele Alli at Wembley on Saturday. Photo/DAILY MAILIn the first north London derby at Wembley for 25 years, Tottenham extended their recent mastery over Arsenal, who have won only once in the last eight league meetings with their hated neighbours.Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine league matches and remain in a good position to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.In stark contrast, this was another dispiriting day for Arsenal in a season already marred by too many painful moments.Arsenal’s first defeat in 10 visits to Wembley is a huge blow to their hopes of returning to the Champions League.Jack Wilshere evades the challenge of Dembele and drives forward with the ball but neither side found the net in the first half. Photo/DAILY MAILThe Gunners, winless in 16 Premier away league games against the top five, fell seven points behind Tottenham and are six adrift of the top four.From the start, it was clear Tottenham would be the aggressors in the latest meeting between these eternal rivals in front of a Premier League record crowd of 83,222.Kane’s clever flick sent Dele Alli racing clear and when he whipped over a low cross, Shkodran Mustafi poked an attempted clearance towards his own goal, forcing Petr Cech to plunge to his right to spare his team-mate’s blushes.That incisive raid was part of a sustained spell of early pressure from Tottenham.Adopting an unusually cautious approach, Arsenal were rendered impotent for long periods, leaving club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chasing lost causes.– Potent Tottenham –Eriksen makes his way down the touchline with the ball at his feet while Monreal tries to battle him for possession at Wembley. Photo/DAILY MAILKane wasted a golden opportunity to open the scoring midway through the first half when he headed over from Christian Eriksen’s pin-point cross.Hector Bellerin made a well-timed burst onto Mesut Ozil’s pass, but despite being in acres of spaces, the Arsenal defender couldn’t keep his long-range effort on target.It was a miscue in keeping with Arsenal’s failure to find their rhythm as new signings Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan struggled to replicate last weekend’s dazzling displays against Everton.Pochettino’s team were doing all the pressing and were finally rewarded in the 49th minute.Alexandre Lacazette had the chance to make Tottenham pay for missing chances but wasted Arsenal’s best opportunity in the dying seconds of the North London derby© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONWhen Ben Davies swung over a dangerous cross, Kane who reacted quickest, showing more desire than Laurent Koscielny as he towered above the Arsenal defender to guide a fine header past Cech.Kane’s 32nd club goal of the season — his eighth in his last seven games — shifted the momentum even further toward Tottenham and the England striker should have doubled his team’s lead when he stooped to head wide from Kieran Trippier’s cross.Arsenal had no answer to Kane’s muscular presence and clever movement and he forced a good save from Cech with a stinging drive from the edge of the area.Cech had to be at his best again moments later to tip over an Eriksen free-kick curling towards the top corner.Alexandre Lacazette almost levelled the scores at the death when he raced in on goal and fired a shot past Lloris. Photo/DAILY MAILThe anonymous Mkhitaryan was hauled off after 65 minutes before Arsenal at last had a shot on target when Jack Wilshere’s long range effort tested Hugo Lloris.However, it was Tottenham who remained the more potent force and Alli clipped a good chance wide before Cech saved well from Erik Lamela and Trippier.Cech had kept Arsenal in the game and in the final seconds they could have snatched an undeserved point.But, extending his current miserable form, France striker Alexandre Lacazette scuffed wide with just Lloris to beat.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham were waseful, but Harry Kane headed the only goal they needed to beat Arsenal© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Harry Kane tormented Arsenal again as the Tottenham striker’s clinical finish sealed a 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday.Kane’s header early in the second half gave Tottenham the victory their enterprising display deserved as Mauricio Pochettino’s side climbed to third in the Premier League.