Reading 5- Arsenal 7: alive League Cup
Arsenal experienced a day of infarction in the round of 16 of the English League Cup and qualified for the quarterfinals after an epic game against Reading, who did not know how to manage 4-0 in your favor and ended up losing in extra time 5-7.
Arsene Wenger's team was about to suffer a good scare against a team that is struggling to stay in the Premier League. The French coach decided to dispense with two key pieces such as the Spaniards Santiago Cazorla and Mikel Arteta, who were not summoned by their coach to give minutes to players like Andrey Arshavin.
Wenger's play was about to go wrong, that at the end of the first half he saw how his team lost 4-1. But nevertheless, the reaction came in the second act, in which two goals from Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott in the minutes 89 Y 90, respectively, they sent the game to extra time. in overtime, madness broke loose and Marouane Chamakh did the 4-5, Pavel Pogrebnyak equalized in the minute 116 y Walcott, at 120, and again Chamakh avoided some penalties that seemed insurmountable in a match that will go down in history.
One of the surprises of the day was suffered by Southampton, which continued its negative trend in the Premier League in the League Cup, in which he fights not to descend. His erratic march this year was extended with the defeat against Leeds United, what, despite playing in the English second division, won 3-0 to a theoretically superior rival.
Wigan falls to a third
Roberto Martínez's Wigan also suffered a competition in which anything can happen. El Bradford, a team from the third tier of English football, eliminated the Spanish coach's team on penalties after a goalless draw.
The other striking result of the day hurt Sunderland, that lost 0-1 con el Middlesbrough, a team participating in the second tier of English football. A solitary goal from McDonalds in the minute 39 enough to “Boro” to advance to the quarterfinals. While, Aston Villa suffered to eliminate Swidon Town, a third division club, what, after managing to draw a 0-2 against, saw how the Belgian Christian Benteke, in the minute 90, was in charge of ending the dream of the team led by former Italian soccer player Paolo Di Canio.