Then it was relentless as Spurs went for the kill, but were unable to score any more goals.
Kane soared above the Arsenal defence to head home his 32nd goal of the season four minutes into the second-half to move Pochettino's men above Liverpool and Chelsea into third in the Premier League fight for Champions League places.
His importance to the Tottenham side can not be overstated, and after the comfortable victory over Arsenal, Pochettino said of his superstar, as quoted by Marca: "He's the present and future of this club".
Steve Bower: "The added spice to the North London derby mix is the Champions League chase, and the first Wembley meeting in nearly 25 years since a Tony Adams goal won an FA Cup semi-final for Arsenal". We need to analyse, need to make sure we don't make the same mistakes and we've still got quite a few games to play.
They have met 194 times in all competitions, with Arsenal leading by 81 wins to Tottenham's 62.
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With that went Arsenal's final chance of snatching an equaliser, as the final whistle sounded nearly immediately thereafter. "At Wembley you play special games where you are under pressure to perform and we responded well to it every time". We kept them quiet until the last five minutes when they piled on the pressure. However, this win sees Tottenham take seven points from United, Liverpool and Arsenal ahead of Tuesday's UCL clash against Juventus.
"It's massive, it's a big stage in our season and we've come out in flying colours", Kane said.
It is The Lilywhites' form against the rest of the top six in which we normally see them struggle.
Swansea City edged further away from the Premier League relegation zone as Ki Sung-yueng scored a late goal to beat Burnley 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium.
"First half both teams had good energy but they were so compact it was hard to find the space".
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal this time around will be nothing but a fierce pacy game. We missed opportunities on counter-attacks that are not missable at our level with the final ball. "We can only look at ourselves", he added.