Bradford City 1 - 1 Arsenal

Match info: EFL Cup - Qtr at Coral Windows Stadium

Date: 11/12/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: M Dean Att: 23,971

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Garry Thompson 16



Thomas Vermaelen 88

FT (ht: 1-0)

Bradford win 3-2 on penalties

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  • It is a remarkable night and it is difficult to argue Bradford do not deserve it after a gutsy display. Arsenal's players choked in the shoot-out. Pressure on Wenger will now be immense and it was only Vermaelen's late header in normal time, which cancelled out Garry Thompson's effort which saved the Premier League club. The scenes of celebration will go on for a long time at Valley Parade. Is this the greatest night in Bradford's history? What now for Wenger and Arsenal?

  • A thrilling night ends in Bradford's ninth successive penalty win. They win the shoot-out 3-2 and reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.

  • Vermaelen hits the post! Bradford win (3-2)!!!

  • R.Jones' penalty is poor and Szczesny saves. Arsenal live on (3-2)

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain had to score or it was all over. He does not fail (3-2). Next penalty can win it for Bradford.

  • Connell keeps his cool and scores (3-1)

  • Wilshere makes no mistake with a low spot-kick (2-1)

  • Darby sees Szczesny save his poor spot-kick when diving low to his left (2-0)

  • Chamakh hits the post and also misses (2-0)

  • G.Jones hits his penalty to Szczesny's right and beats the goalkeeper (2-0)

  • Cazorla has his spot-kick saved by Duke (1-0)

  • Doyle scores despite Szczesny getting a hand to the ball (1-0)

  • Remember, Bradford have won their last eight penalty shoot-outs. They defeated Wigan on spot-kicks in the last round.


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  • ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of one minute added time before the match goes to penalties.

  • Mertesacker handles the ball just inside the Bradford half to give away a free-kick. That might be enough to see Bradford to penalties.

  • Turgott is refusing to give Vermaelen any rest at the back and is chasing every ball even if it is a lost cause.

  • What a waste from Rosicky as he hits a cross out of play when putting too much power on the ball. Arsenal's crossing tonight has been poor. The one time they got it right, Vermaelen scored.


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