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Gunners off to Wembley

25 Jan 2011 23:00:04

Gunners off to Wembley

Arsenal booked their place at Wembley as they finally broke down Ipswich to win 3-0 in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium.The npower Championship club were protecting a slender 1-0 lead from a fortnight ago in Suffolk, and defended resolutely to frustrate the Gunners for more than an hour.However, Nicklas Bendtner finally ended their resistance with a fine individual goal.A quick ball from Jack Wilshere out to the left was brought down superbly by the Dane, who then cut inside with a deft backheel before curling a low shot into the bottom right corner.Laurent Koscielny headed in a second when Marton Fulop came to punch a left-wing corner from Andrey Arshavin but got nowhere near the ball and the defender headed in from six yards.And captain Cesc Fabregas kept Arsene Wenger's men on course for a first trophy since 2005 when he slotted home after being played in by Arshavin following a surging 40-yard run.


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