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Arsenal overpowers Tottenham 2-0 in FA Cup third round

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Thomas Rosicky scored Arsenal's second goal on a breakaway in a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup.

LONDON (AP) - Arsenal overpowered north London rival Tottenham 2-0 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, a significant scalp in the quest to end a nine-year trophy drought.

Santi Cazorla swept in Arsenal's opener in the 31st minute as Tottenham was run ragged at the home of it fiercest rival.

Arsenal's derby supremacy wasn't reflected in the scoreline, with Tomas Rosicky taking until the 62nd to score the second, charging forward from the halfway line after Tottenham gave the ball away before lifting it into the net.

The victory maintained Arsenal's bright start to 2014, a year when Arsene Wenger will hope to produce the team's first trophy since the 2005 FA Cup.

The Gunners are also top of the Premier League.

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