Gunners battle back for derby glory

Last Updated : 26 Feb 2012 15:47

Arsenal completed an incredible comeback as they recovered from a two-goal deficit to thrash north London rivals 5-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

Spurs had looked set for victory as early as the fourth minute when Louis Saha's shot deflected off Thomas Vermaelen and looped in. Harry Redknapp's side doubled their advantage in the 34th minute when former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor slotted home a penalty on his 28th birthday.

Robin van Persie fired home three minutes after Bacary Sagna had pulled one back as the Gunners went in level at the break. Tomas Rosicky gave them the lead six minutes into the second half and Theo Walcott's brace wrapped up the resounding victory and to make matters worse for Tottenham, influential midfielder Scott Parker was sent off late on.

Source: PA