Arsenal Stunned As Bradford Win Cup Shoot-Out
Arsenal suffered an embarrassment of epic proportions as they lost 3-2 on penalties to a battling Bradford side whose achievement should rank among football's all-time giant-killing feats.
Phil Parkinson's League Two players did not just beat Arsenal in this Capital One Cup quarter-final, for much of this match they outplayed Arsene Wenger's woeful Gunners to reach a first ever semi-final. The spot-kick specialists won their ninth successive penalty shoot-out 3-2 after Thomas Vermaelen struck the post.
The Arsenal skipper had earlier appeared to rescue the Gunners with a header three minutes from normal time to equalise Garry Thompson's first-half volley. But keeper Matt Duke defied the Premier League side to send the tie to a shoot-out - and glory for Bradford.
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