Well, that's the reply Arsenal were looking for. Bacary Sagna has taken advantage of some awful Tottenham Hotspur defending to halve the deficit, converting Mikel Arteta's cross with a powerful header that left Brad Friedel totally helpless. Just why Sagna had a free header is an open question - Gareth Bale should have been right on top of him but simply didn't bother marking him.
So that made it 2-1 to Tottenham, but there was more to come before half time. Robin van Persie, who had hit the post before the Sagna goal, was given a chance to shoot yet again and this time he took advantage of the opportunity, sending in a wonderful curling effort that a diving Friedel couldn't quite reach. That 2-0 lead lasted all of five minutes before the home side brought things back up to level pegging, and Spurs only have themselves to blame for some dire defending.