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Arsenal battle back to humble Tottenham

Published: Sunday 26 February 2012, 18.49CET
Arsenal FC rallied from 2-0 down to win a pulsating north London derby 5-2 against Tottenham Hotspur FC, while Ryan Giggs struck late on to seal victory for Manchester United FC.

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Published: Sunday 26 February 2012, 18.49CET

Arsenal battle back to humble Tottenham

Arsenal FC rallied from 2-0 down to win a pulsating north London derby 5-2 against Tottenham Hotspur FC, while Ryan Giggs struck late on to seal victory for Manchester United FC.

Arsenal FC are back up to fourth place on goals scored after completing a remarkable comeback to overwhelm Tottenham Hotspur FC 5-2.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp stated before kick-off that the third-placed visitors were still on the title trail and, after a confident start, his side boasted a two-goal lead. Louis Saha opened the scoring with just four minutes gone and former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor doubled the deficit from the spot half an hour later.

The hosts responded swiftly, however, with a Bacary Sagna header and Robin van Persie’s 23rd league goal of the campaign levelling the scoreline at the break. Tomáš Rosický then gave Arsène Wenger's men the lead shortly after the restart before Theo Walcott’s quick-fire double (65, 68) secured a morale-boosting triumph for Arsenal, who returned to fourth spot.

A bad day for Tottenham was compounded by the 87th-minute dismissal of Scott Parker, who will miss his side’s meeting with Manchester United FC next Sunday. Spurs will go into that match eight points behind United – and ten shy of leaders Manchester City FC – after Ryan Giggs hit an added-time winner in his 900th appearance for the Red Devils at Norwich City FC, Grant Holt having cancelled out Paul Scholes' early strike with seven minutes left.

Also on Sunday, Stoke City FC ended a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats by downing Swansea City AFC 2-0, Matthew Upson and Peter Crouch making the difference via headed goals.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.03CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 06/03/2012 13:41 CET

26/02/2012

StokeStoke2-0SwanseaSwansea

Upson 24, Crouch 39

Venue: Stoke

26/02/2012

NorwichNorwich1-2Man. UnitedMan. United

Holt 83

Scholes 7, Giggs 90+2

Venue: Norwich

26/02/2012

ArsenalArsenal5-2TottenhamTottenham

Sagna 40, Van Persie 43, Rosický 51, Walcott 65, 68

Saha 4, Adebayor 34 (penalty)

Venue: London

25/02/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-0BlackburnBlackburn

Balotelli 30, Agüero 52, Džeko 81

Venue: Manchester

25/02/2012

QPRQPR0-1FulhamFulham

Pogrebnyak 7

Venue: London

25/02/2012

ChelseaChelsea3-0BoltonBolton

David Luiz 48, Drogba 61, Lampard 79

Venue: London

25/02/2012

NewcastleNewcastle2-2WolvesWolves

Cissé 6, Gutiérrez 18

Jarvis 50, Doyle 66

Venue: Newcastle

25/02/2012

West BromWest Brom4-0SunderlandSunderland

Odemwingie 3, 48, Morrison 41, Andrews 90+1

Venue: West Bromwich

25/02/2012

WiganWigan0-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Venue: Wigan

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