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ARSENAL 3, SPURS 0

Posted on 2 December 2006  - 12:00

All the action from Saturday afternoon's derby clash in the Barclays Premiership at the Emirates Stadium.

All the action from Saturday afternoon's derby clash in the Barclays Premiership at the Emirates Stadium.

Robbie Keane partnered Dimitar Berbatov up front and Teemu Tainio returned in midfield for Tom Huddlestone, who joins Jermain Defoe on the bench. Ledley King shrugged off a virus to start.

THE KEY ACTION...

3mins: Early possession from Arsenal came to nothing, Dawson heading away from Ljungberg, who claimed a foul, we then broke away, Tainio to Lennon who darted past Clichy, cross to near post cleared.

5mins: Van Persie tried sneaky shot from a free-kick at a tight angle, defensive wall did its job.

7mins: Rosicky pass through the middle intended for Van Persie, straight race with King, Van Persie went over, all appeals waved away.

10mins: CHANCE. Malbranque released Berbatov down the left, he held of challenge of Eboue and cut back for Malbranque, who had raced forward to support, decent chance in left channel of area, 12 yards out, poked it wide of the target.

15mins: Ljungberg off for treatment after challenge with Assou-Ekotto.

17mins: Keane flicked lay-off into path of Tainio, had to take shot early and sliced wide.

20mins: GOAL - ARSENAL. Toure nicked ball off Berbatov and released Adebayour - borderline offside call but pass sent him 30 yards clear, steadied himself and side-footed home one-on-one against Robinson.
Arsenal 1, Spurs 0

23mins: Ljungberg cross from the right cleared back to him by Dawson, this time Ljungberg snatched shot wide.

29mins: Ljungberg fed in Fabregas behind Assou-Ekotto, Zokora back to block cross.

30mins: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Assou-Ekotto for foul on Ljungberg.

32mins: CLOSE. Van Persie drilled in cross-shot free-kick from right side of box, Djorou elected to jump over the ball when a flick would have diverted it home, Toure couldn't reach at far post.

34mins: CHANCE. Clichy dart down the left, slipped around Chimbonda and cut back for Adebayour, time to pick his spot from 16 yards but hit tame shot at Robinson.

42mins: PENALTY/GOAL. Passing move from Arsenal ended with Fabregas releasing Rosicky into box, Chimbonda slid in and appeared to flick ball away but penalty awarded, Gilberto stuck spot kick away into bottom corner even though Robinson dived right way.
Arsenal 2, Spurs 0

Half-time: Arsenal 2, Spurs 0

Half-time: SUBS - SPURS. Jenas and YP Lee for Malbranque and Assou-Ekotto. Tainio goes to the right, Lennon to the left and Jenas into central midfield.

46mins: Van Persie slid pass through to Adebayour, Robinson out quickly to save at feet.

55mins: SUB - ARSENAL. Hleb for Rosicky.

58mins: Jenas whipped in free-kick from left, caused a moment's panic in home defence but Gilberto's clearing header hit Dawson and went out for goal kick.

61mins: CHANCE. Jenas let fly from 30 yards, ball swerved a bit and Lehmann could only parry out to Lennon, needed to take it first tme but closed down and ball cleared for corner.

68mins: Jenas lashed high and wide from 30 yards.

70mins: YELLOW CARD - ARSENAL. Gilberto for foul on Chimbonda.

71mins: PENALTY/GOAL - ARSENAL. Van Persie managed to get between King and Jenas and onto Ljungberg's long pass down the left, looked like Jenas tripped him in box, penalty awarded and Gilberto rolled spot kick into corner, Robinson diving the wrong way this time.
Arsenal 3, Spurs 0

79mins: Clichy curler straight at Robinson.

80mins: SUB - ARSENAL. Baptista for Van Persie.

80mins: SUB - SPURS. Defoe for Tainio.

86mins: SUB - ARSENAL. Walcott for Adebayour.

87mins: SAVE. Eboue burst into box, right side, powerful strike palmed away by Robinson.

89mins: Clever dink from Lennon for Defoe to try and latch onto, Lehmann out quickly to take ball at his feet.

Full-time: Arsenal 3, Spurs 0

THE LINE-UPS

Arsenal: Lehmann, Eboue, Clichy, Toure, Djorou, Fabregas, Rosicky (Hleb, 55), Ljungberg, Van Persie (Baptista, 80), Gilberto, Adebayour (Walcott, 86). Subs: Almunia, Hoyte, Walcott.

Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, Assou-Ekotto (YP Lee, 46), Dawson, King, Lennon, Zokora, Tainio (Defoe, 80), Malbranque (Jenas, 46), Keane, Berbatov. Subs: Cerny, Huddlestone.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr G Poll. Assistants: Mr D Babski, Mr I Gosling. Fourth official: Mr D Gallagher.

THE ATTENDANCE

60,115