Arsenal show mettle,thrash Tottenham

Ryan Giggs enjoyed a dream 900th appearance with a 90th minute winner in Manchester United's 2-1 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League

Written by Reuters | London | Published: February 27, 2012 2:24 am

Ryan Giggs enjoyed a dream 900th appearance with a 90th minute winner in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday while Arsenal came from behind to thump Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 in an astonishing North London derby.

United went ahead with a seventh minute header from Paul Scholes but Grant Holt levelled seven minutes from time before Giggs had the last laugh to keep the champions two points behind leaders Manchester City,who beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 on Saturday.

Spurs are third on 53 points but endured a miserable day after taking a 2-0 lead at their arch-rivals with a fourth minute goal from Louis Saha and a 34th minute penalty from ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Arsenal were level by halftime thanks to goals from Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie,who took his season’s tally to 29. The Gunners then added three more in the second half with Theo Walcott scoring twice and Tomas Rosicky grabbing the other. Arsenal ended the day in fourth place on 46 points,above Chelsea having scored more goals.

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