Billige Nike Air MaxArsenal knocks out Tottenham in FA Cup
When the draw for the third round of the FA Cup was made, one match particularly enticed -- Arsenal versus Tottenham.
With Arsenal leading the Premier League and Tottenham rejuvenated under new manager Tim Sherwood, the encounter between the north London rivals indeed promised much.
But in the end it was mostly one-way traffic and the Gunners prevailed 2-0 at home to advance in football's oldest knockout competition.
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And even then, Villa's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United wasn't that big of a surprise since Villa boss Paul Lambert said this week the FA Cup was a distraction.
Manchester City will still be favored to beat Blackburn in a replay following their 1-1 draw but the quadruple chasers are facing a stack of fixtures in January.
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Arsenal maintained the pressure in the second half and doubled the advantage when Tottenham fullback Danny Rose was dispossessed by Tomas Rosicky near the halfway line,[url=http://www.oksko.com/nike-shox-34]Nike Shox[/url].
Rosicky coolly beat Hugo Lloris in the 62nd minute to preserve manager Arsene Wenger's streak of never losing in the third round,[url=http://www.oksko.com/nike-free-38]Nike Free Run[/url].
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The lone bad news for Arsenal was a leg injury to Theo Walcott, another player in form.
Walcott left the pitch in controversial fashion,[url=http://www.oksko.com/]Nike Norge[/url], telling Tottenham fans -- with his hands -- what the score was.
Wenger said he was told it was the England international's reaction to being hit with coins.
"What he did was not offensive," Wenger told reporters.
"I don't think the FA will take any action. I have seen the pictures and he is not being aggressive. He is smiling."
Tottenham was unable to build on its 2-1 win at Manchester United in the league on Wednesday and was eliminated from a Cup competition for the second time in about two weeks,[url=http://www.oksko.com/nike-free-38]Nike Free[/url].
With Sherwood at the helm, then as a caretaker, Spurs lost to West Ham at White Hart Lane in the League Cup quarterfinals.