Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur  5 - 2

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Minute   Description
90' +3 Dawson stops it from being six as he does well to cut out Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross from the right. The hosts will have one last corner to try for a sixth...
90' +1 T. Walcott has scored a goal for Arsenal! Assist by A. Oxlade-Chamberlain.
IT'S FIVE FOR THE GUNNERS!!! Walcott has moved into the central position following Giroud's departure, and finds a finish from 12 yards after a bulldozing run from Oxlade-Chamberlain. It was always likely - see my comment in the 86th minute if you don't believe me. A great day for Walcott and for Arsenal, who have ripped the visitors apart today.
88' Dempsey's failed to get into the game today and has seemed off the pace as he gives the ball away yet again - the American has been disappointing up alongside Defoe today, and will struggle to get a place in Spurs' starting XI with more performances like this.
86' A. Oxlade-Chamberlain enters the game and replaces O. Giroud.
After a difficult start to his Arsenal career, Olivier Giroud is fast becoming a fan favourite here, and receives a standing ovation as he is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. What's the bet on the youngster hitting Spurs on the counter for a fifth?
83' Vermaelen is through on the left in the box, but can't quite shape his body to finish and can only scuff his finish wide of Lloris' right-hand post. The French keeper has done well today, and can't really be faulted for any of the goals.
82' The home crowd are (almost) beginning to cheer passes made by their side - they're beginning to believe their side are close to victory. Are there any more surprises in store in the last 10 minutes though? It would take something truly special from Villas-Boas' men.
80' L. Podolski gets yellow.
André Santos enters the game and replaces L. Podolski.
Podolski leaves the pitch to a hero's reception, and is replaced by Andre Santos - the Brazilian not particularly popular with Arsenal fans at the moment, but is still welcomed as Wenger looks to see this game out.
78' Spurs are doing all the pressing now, but are caught on the counter following a Spurs corner. It's three on two, but Ramsey wastes it by floating a ball into the area which Lloris collects. Wenger will be furious, as the last thing Arsenal need to do now is needlessly cede possession. He should have just held on the ball.
77' Defoe is completely unmarked at the back post as a corner flies in, and as the ball reaches him, he miscues horribly and miskicks it wide. Big chance for Spurs.
75' The Emirates crowd has gone quiet as Spurs look to push for the unlikeliest of comebacks here, but you've got to feel their best chance of doing so may have been and gone with Bale's rush of blood to the head there. Did he choose the shot because he had scored just before? Perhaps, but a truly world-class player needs to know when to shoot and when to pass, regardless of talent.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +43 89
2 38 +32 78
3 38 +36 75
4 38 +35 73
5 38 +20 72
6 38 +15 63
7 38 +28 61
8 38 -4 49
9 38 -4 46
10 38 -8 46
11 38 -17 44
12 38 -10 43
13 38 -11 42
14 38 -11 41
15 38 -22 41
16 38 -23 41
17 38 -13 39
18 38 -26 36
19 38 -30 28
20 38 -30 25