Victory sends Gunners above Spurs

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A moment of madness from Emmanuel Adebayor sparked a spectacular Tottenham collapse as Arsenal romped to a 5-2 victory in Sunday's entertaining north London derby at the Emirates Stadium.

Adebayor scored against his former employers to give Tottenham a 10th-minute lead, but he straight red seven minutes later for a horrific sliding tackle on the excellent Santi Cazorla. Tottenham struggled to cope with the numerical disadvantage thereafter and it only took a few minutes for Per Mertesacker to equalise.

Lukas Podolski's strike, and Olivier Giroud's fifth goal in his last five games gave Arsenal a comfortable two-goal cushion by half-time. Gareth Bale scored a consolation after Cazorla killed the contest, before Theo Walcott grabbed a deserved goal in injury time, as Arsenal jumped above Spurs in the table.

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