MOTD halftime- Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Arsenal

The North London derby is halfway through, and despite Arsenal having more chances and possession, Tottenham are winning 2-0. Arsenal started the match on top, and won a few early corners and Tottenham looked like they would have a tough game ahead of them. But Arsenal just couldn’t make the final pass and their only good chance came in the sixth minute when a Jack Wilshere corner found the head of Oliver Giroud. But his header was almost straight at Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Loris and was an easy save for the Frenchman. After the opening ten minutes Tottenham started to settle into the game, but Arsenal kept intercepting their passes and the Tottenham players started to get a bit frustrated and threw in some rash challenges earning themselves a few yellow cards.

But despite Arsenal dominating the opening twenty minutes, Tottenham started to slow down the tempo of the game and possessed in their own half. Then amazingly, Tottenham got themselves in front in the thirty-seventh minute when the Arsenal defense fell asleep and allowed a Gylfi Sigurdsson through ball to reach Gareth Bale. Bale took the ball into the Arsenal penalty area, and beautifully chipped the ball over Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and into the back out the net to make it 1-0. But then incredibly, just two minutes after scoring their first goal, Tottenham got another in an almost identically fashion when a Scott Parker through ball found the run of Aaron Lennon just outside the Arsenal penalty box. Lennon rounded Szczesny, and amazingly passed the ball into the net to make it 2-0. After the second goal, Tottenham started to defend, but Arsenal couldn’t create any chances and the first half ended 2-0. But the second half is sure to be exciting, so look out for my full time report, right here on Football Every Day!

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