Bradford City Beat Arsenal: Penalty Shoot-out Win for League Two Side
Bradford City 1-1 Arsenal - Bradford win 3-2 on penalties
League Cup Quarterfinal live commentary (full time result)
Garry Thompson (BRD) 16', Thomas Vermaelen (ARS) 87'
Doyle scored, Cazorla missed, G. Jones scored, Chamakh missed, Darby missed, Wilshere scored, Connell scored, Oxlade-Chamberlain scored, R. Jones missed, Vermaelen missed.
Bradford: Duke, Darby, McHugh, McArdle, Meredith, Thompson (Ritchie Jones), Doyle, Gary Jones, Atkinson (Turgott), Hanson, Wells (Connell).
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Cazorla, Ramsey (Rosicky), Wilshere, Podolski (Oxlade-Chamberlain), Coquelin (Chamakh), Gervinho.
That's it, we're calling it a day for what has been a mammoth live coverage tonight—thanks for joining me as always and hope you've enjoyed the coverage, though you're excused from that if you are an Arsenal fan.
I'll be back with more live action from the top flight at the weekend, where no doubt the country's best teams will be relieved that no League Two sides lurk.
Massive congratulations to Bradford City for their place in the last four of the League Cup—Aston Villa got there this evening too remember—and commiserations to Arsenal. By the looks of Twitter, the inquest starts here.
Full time in the League Cup:
Bradford City 1-1 Arsenal (a.e.t., Bradford win 3-2 on penalties)
What else can you say?
Arsenal took an age to get going, left it late to drag themselves back into the game, looked like they might push on to win it—and then let it slip on penalties.
Bradford defended magnificently for the whole game but they more than played their part for the first hour in an attacking sense too, and they certainly deserved their victory by the end of the game for the effort and determination showed.
For Arsene Wenger it's a big opportunity missed to progress to the semifinals and try to end that long-running trophy void.
Absolutely incredible scenes at Valley Parade as the fans invade the pitch, the management, coaching staff, players and everybody else embrace each other—they are overcome with emotion and pride.
Arsenal take something of a walk of shame, they have been knocked out by League Two side Bradford City.
THOMAS VERMAELEN HAS HIT THE POST!!!!!
ARSENAL ARE OUT OF THE LEAGUE CUP AND BRADFORD CITY PROGRESS TO THE SEMIFINALS!!!!
FULL TIME RESULT: BRADFORD 1 ARSENAL 1, BRADFORD WIN 3-2 ON PENALTIES
ARSENAL MUST SCORE - IT'S VERMAELEN
RITCHIE JONES SEES HIS SPOT KICK SAVED BY SZCZESNY!
If Bradford score, they've won.
OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN SCORES! 3-2 BRADFORD.
ARSENAL MUST SCORE. It;s Oxlade-Chamberlain
ALAN CONNELL SCORES! TOP CORNER, 3-1 BRADFORD
WILSHERE SCORES FOR ARSENAL! FINALLY OFF THE MARK. 2-1 BRADFORD AFTER 3 PENS EACH
It's Stephen Darby.... IT'S SAVED BY SZCZESNY! Still 2-0
CHAMAKH HITS THE POST!!!! 2-0 TO BRADFORD STILL
Marouane Chamakh up now for Arsenal...
JONES SCORES! 2-0 BRADFORD
It's Gary Jones next...
SANTI CAZORLA SEES HIS SHOT SAVED BY DUKE!!!!! STILL 1-0 BRADFORD!
DOYLE SCORES! Szczesny gets a hand to it, but the ball finds the corner. 1-0 BRADFORD
It's Bradford City first, Nathan Doyle to take it.
Right. This is it. Bradford City vs. Arsenal is about to go to a penalty shootout. Hold onto your hats, this could be epic either way.
Who is the pressure on most now? On Arsenal, because they are still expected to win? Or on Bradford, who have come so far and done so well but still need to rely on a little bit of luck to go through?
So it's penalties then. Bradford have already won three times in shoot-outs this season, over Hartlepool and Wigan Athletic amongst them.
Full time at the end of extra time
Bradford City 1 Arsenal 1
Penalty shoot out will decide the tie
ET 30+1'—Gibbs whips over a cross which reaches Cazorla; his shot is deflected and Duke races 10 yards to keep the ball in.
One minute added on at the end of extra time.
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