Arsenal Vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2012 Premier League: Arsenal Strike Twice, Draw Level

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.

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