Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 in Saturday's FA Cup Third Round North London Derby, thanks to a lovely strike (in acres of space) from Santo Cazorla and a terrible defensive mistake from Danny Rose which allowed Tomas Rosicky to double the advantage in the second half.
Tottenham rarely looked like the Magic of the FA Cup was on their side — or that any decent player were on their side either — with recent hero Emmanuel Adebayor going completely missing and Arsenal having to do relatively little to secure a place in the fourth round.
With around ten minutes to go, Theo Walcott picked up an ankle injury, which eventually resulted in his exit on a stretcher. As he was carted past the visiting Tottenham fans, the speedy winger rubbed his hands together with glee, plastered a huge grin on his face and held up his hands to display the scoreline.
The Spurs fans obviously felt that the big screen was enough of a reminder of their plight and proceeded to throw coins at him. (Because apparently a trip to the Emirates isn't expensive enough without throwing even more money at players who have aggrieved you.)
An Arsenal steward collected up some of the currency and has stated his intention to put them towards a good cause:
The Spurs fans were obviously behaving in an idiotic manner by throwing coins and debris, but unless Walcott can convince the FA that he was simply playing a game of rock, paper, scissors with himself, he might face a charge for inciting violence.
On an unrelated note, The Guardian produced a statistic before the game that will give hope to Gunners supporters: the two sides have met five times in the FA Cup, and the winner has gone on to the final on the last four occasions — three times winning the trophy.
Check out the goals below:
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- Theo Walcott
- Tomas Rosicky
- Emmanuel Adebayor