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Vintage Arsenal cruise to win


Vintage Arsenal cruise to win

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored two headed first-half goals and Tomas Rosicky a late volley to give the Gunners an excellent 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

After only 19 minutes the Togo international rose above Dejan Stefanovic to nod home from Arsenal's first meaningful chance.

Rosicky, back in the Gunners' side after recovering from a viral infection, played a reverse ball to overlapping full-back Gael Clichy on the left-hand touchline. The pacy Frenchman, with bags of time, hit a first-time cross which found the head of Adebayor, whose neat header left Antti Niemi with no chance of saving.

Lightning struck twice for Fulham as six minutes before the interval the Togo forward used his head to good effect again, though this time around his supply was from the right-hand side. Alex Hleb's driven ball pin-pointed Adebayor, who again jumped higher than his opponents. Captain Aaron Hughes was the guilty party for goal number two.

Rosicky scored his side's third and final goal in a flaccid second half, sliding in after a superb dribble and pull-back by Brazilian-born Croat Eduardo, who impressed again.