Welcome to Golden Goals - a FREE video series on USA.Arsenal.com which showcases some of the finest goals in Arsenal's history.
Each of our weekly clips will feature footage of a classic goal plus expert analysis from former Gunner Stewart Robson and Arsenal.com editor Richard Clarke.
Our series continues with Emmanuel Adebayor’s top-corner strike against Tottenham in 2008.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Emmanuel Adebayor v Tottenham (A) 01-22-2008
The Gunners went into their 2008 Carling Cup Semi-Final second leg with a proud record against their North London rivals. Tottenham had not beaten Arsène Wenger's team in 21 attempts but, for once, they were the ones celebrating at the final whistle.
Spurs simply dominated Arsenal that night and were already up 4-0 - and 5-1 on aggregate - when Adebayor scored the goal which earns him a third appearance in our Golden Goals countdown. His strike was the one bright spot for Arsenal on a dark night.
The move started with Justin Hoyte on the left and involved a slick exchange between Eduardo and Cesc Fabregas. The Croatian striker eventually found Adebayor lurking on the edge of the Spurs box where he was facing Ledley King. Adebayor let the ball roll between his legs to throw King off before setting himself for a venomous strike which whistled into the top corner.
It silenced the home fans - at least temporarily. With only 20 minutes left Adebayor’s goal was too little, too late. But it did show the Togolese striker at his best. He went on to score 30 times that season.5 Jan 2011