Arsenal Vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2012 Premier League: Louis Saha Gives Tottenham Lead

We're up and running at the Emirates Stadium, where Tottenham Hotspur, in white, have kicked us off. The visitors have a nine point lead in the table on Arsenal and immediately go on the attack with a foray into the Gunners half. It's stopped temporarily when Mikel Arteta gives Scott Parker a good kicking and then the offensive is broken up for good after a misplaced pass by Younes Kaboul. Tomas Rosicky responds by a searching pass, although in this case what it's searching for is some sort of target.

Spurs go forward again, with Luka Modric playing Kyle Walker down the right touchline. The England right back, spoiled for choice thanks to the runs of Emmanuel Adebayor and Louis Saha, chooses to pass instead ti Niko Kranjcar and the chance is lost... but not for long. Spurs grab the lead thanks to some hilariously bad play by Arsenal!

I'm not entirely sure what Thomas Vermaelen was doing there, but the Belgian centre back left acres of space for Saha to run onto in the middle, and the striker was played in my an excellent pass from Adebayor. Vermaelen tries to make up for his error, but all he can do is deflect Saha's shot past Wojciech Szczesny to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. That's really really awful defending there.

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