Just as Arsenal look to be settling into a groove, Tottenham Hotspur show their stuff with a slick counterattack. Once again, the home side's centre backs go completely missing, and Louis Saha is able to play Emmanuel Adebayor right through the middle with only left back Kieran Gibbs able to stop him. With Gibbs tracking the striker, Gareth Bale, alone on the right, was probably a better option, but it went to Adebayor regardless and Gibbs was just about able to scramble it away, and which point Kyle Walker belted a long-range effort wide.
Things are getting pretty feisty at the Emirates, where Mike Dean is having a hard time keeping hold of the game. He's let about three awful tackles in a row go, but he can't allow Scott Parker to go in studs up on van Persie, so he shows yellow to the England midfielder and then Luka Modric for kicking the ball away (before he blew his whistle). The free kick is blocked, and then Laurent Koscielny joins the Spurs pair in the book for a foul on Parker... and now there's a penalty for Tottenham!