LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Emmanuel Adebayor has scored, but has also been sent off for Tottenham midway in the first half in London derby clash against Arsenal here at the Emirates Stadium.
Adebayor bounced on a lose ball pushed away by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who returned to the starting line-up for the Gunners – to send Tottenham ahead in the 10th minute of play.
However, the former Arsenal forward was given a red card eight-minutes for a poor and unnecessary tackle on Santi Cazorla.
The Gunners fans have now found new life and are encouraged by the way the home side is playing.
Arsenal are beginning to dominate the game now with the extra man and have pulled a goal back through Per Mertesacker, who head home a corner by Theo Walcott in the 24th minute.