Bradford Dump Arsenal Out of League Cup

12 Dec 2012

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Bradford players celebrating their shock victory


League Two Bradford stunned Arsenal on penalties to book their place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals, while Aston Villa also needed penalties to get the better of Norwich on Tuesday night.

Bradford twice failed from the spot but Santi Cazorla, Marouane Chamakh and Thomas Vermaelen missed with their efforts to the delight of the Bantams, reports the BBC.

The home side took the lead when Garry Thompson met a free-kick from the right with a sidefoot volley.

With seconds of normal time remaining, Vermaelen headed in from two yards to send the match into extra-time.

And Aston Villa reached their second League Cup semi-final in four years by beating Norwich City and in turn handed boss Paul Lambert victory on his first visit back to his former club.

Steve Morison gave Norwich the lead by clipping over Shay Given before Brett Holman's drive levelled matters.

Both sides had a number of chances to take the lead in a frenetic tie.

But substitute Andreas Weimann's late double and a tidy Christian Benteke strike saw Villa through.

Lambert's return to Norwich, the club he left to join Villa, provoked little anger from the Carrow Road faithful, who most likely still hold the Scot's feat of back-to-back promotions in higher regard than the fact he walked away from the club in the summer.

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