12 Dec 2012

Arsenal knocked out of League Cup

11:54 am on 12 December 2012

Arsenal have been knocked out of English football's League Cup, going down to fourth tier Bradford City 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals.

The Premier League club needed an 88th minute goal from captain Thomas Vermaelen to force the game into the extra period but failed to make their superiority tell and it was Vermaelen who missed their final spot kick to send the minnows through.

In the night's other quarter-final, Andreas Weimann scored two late goals as Aston Villa booked a place in the last four by coming from behind to beat Norwich City 4-1 away.