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  • Date:30 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:23,980
After Extra Time
  • Roberts (11) Laurent Koscielny - og (17)
    Leigertwood (19) Hunt (36)
    Pogrebnyak (115)
  • Walcott (45) Giroud (63)
    Koscielny (88) Walcott (90) Walcott (90) Chamakh (102) Walcott (120) Chamakh (120) Chamakh (120)
Goal!

Live Commentary

122:49 +2.49

A goal is scored by Marouane Chamakh from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 5-7 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Theo Walcott.

122:29 +2.29

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, save by Damian Martinez.

120:08 +0.08

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Nicky Shorey gets a block in. Theo Walcott scores a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Reading 5-6 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Andrey Arshavin.

119:41

Chris Gunter crosses the ball, Damian Martinez makes a comfortable save.

119:03

Olivier Giroud produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

117:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francis Coquelin on Hal Robson-Kanu. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

117:25

The ball is crossed by Carl Jenkinson, clearance made by Sean Morrison.

116:20

Hal Robson-Kanu fouled by Thomas Eisfeld, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Eisfeld is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

114:55

A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu. Chris Gunter crosses the ball, Pavel Pogrebnyak finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Reading 5-5 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Chris Gunter.

114:17

Jernade Meade crosses the ball, Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.

113:00

The ball is crossed by Hal Robson-Kanu. Damian Martinez is given a yellow card.

111:30

The ball is crossed by Andrey Arshavin, clearance made by Nicky Shorey.

109:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Morrison on Jernade Meade. The referee books Sean Morrison for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jernade Meade.

107:41 +2.41

Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Olivier Giroud results in a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss takes the free kick.

107:33

Johan Djourou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Church. Nicky Shorey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel. Sean Morrison is caught offside. Damian Martinez restarts play with the free kick.

107:06 +2.06

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Jernade Meade coming on for Ignasi Miquel.

106:30

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line, Sean Morrison has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

105:35

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

104:45

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. Save made by Damian Martinez.

104:02

Olivier Giroud sends in a cross, clearance made by Nicky Shorey.

103:29

The ball is delivered by Theo Walcott, save by Adam Federici. Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.

102:29

Goal scored by Marouane Chamakh from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 4-5 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Andrey Arshavin.

100:45

Foul by Chris Gunter on Marouane Chamakh, free kick awarded. Ignasi Miquel takes the direct free kick.

100:08

Unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Marouane Chamakh results in a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

99:28

Theo Walcott crosses the ball.

97:51

Andrey Arshavin takes a inswinging corner.

95:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Chamakh on Pavel Pogrebnyak. The ball is crossed by Nicky Shorey, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Sean Morrison goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

95:03 +5.03

Theo Walcott gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 4-4 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Marouane Chamakh.

94:58

Andrey Arshavin crosses the ball, Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.

93:46

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter.

93:23

Centre by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

92:28 +2.28

Jason Roberts goes off and Simon Church comes on.

92:03

Effort from the edge of the box by Andrey Arshavin goes wide of the left-hand upright.

91:46 +1.46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak by Laurent Koscielny. Direct free kick taken by Jay Tabb.

91:22 +1.22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Theo Walcott, Pavel Pogrebnyak manages to make a clearance.

91:22

The referee blows for offside against Simon Church. Carl Jenkinson takes the indirect free kick.

91:05 +1.05

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

90:29

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Damian Martinez.

89:46

Unfair challenge on Jason Roberts by Laurent Koscielny results in a free kick. Jobi McAnuff takes the free kick.

88:37

Inswinging corner taken by Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 4-3 Arsenal.Assist by Theo Walcott.

86:12

Laurent Koscielny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Roberts. Laurent Koscielny is given a yellow card. Nicky Shorey produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Damian Martinez.

85:54

Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Chris Gunter gets a block in.

85:02

Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

84:32

Thomas Eisfeld takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss. Carl Jenkinson delivers the ball, clearance by Jobi McAnuff.

83:39

Jason Roberts is caught offside. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

83:19

Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Francis Coquelin results in a free kick. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.

81:16

Shot by Andrey Arshavin from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

79:08

Andrey Arshavin takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Marouane Chamakh misses to the right of the goal.

78:58

The ball is swung over by Andrey Arshavin, Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

78:10

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey, Sean Morrison produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

76:54

Thomas Eisfeld sends in a cross, Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. Foul by Olivier Giroud on Kaspars Gorkss, free kick awarded. Olivier Giroud receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

75:31

Shot from outside the box by Thomas Eisfeld goes wide right of the target.

73:45

Thomas Eisfeld fouled by Pavel Pogrebnyak, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Olivier Giroud from the free kick.

72:56

Noel Hunt leaves the field to be replaced by Pavel Pogrebnyak. (Reading) makes a substitution, with Jobi McAnuff coming on for Garath McCleary.

72:38

The ball is crossed by Ignasi Miquel.

71:54

Olivier Giroud has an effort at goal. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss. Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

69:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Eisfeld by Mikele Leigertwood. Mikele Leigertwood booked. Theo Walcott fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

68:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johan Djourou by Jason Roberts. Free kick taken by Carl Jenkinson.

66:50

The referee blows for offside against Jason Roberts. Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.

66:16

Ignasi Miquel crosses the ball, clearance by Sean Morrison.

63:23

Outswinging corner taken by Theo Walcott from the right by-line, Olivier Giroud scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Reading 4-2 Arsenal.Assist by Theo Walcott.

62:54

Noel Hunt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

61:29

Olivier Giroud replaces Emmanuel Frimpong. Thomas Eisfeld joins the action as a substitute, replacing Serge Gnabry.

60:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Roberts on Johan Djourou. Johan Djourou takes the free kick.

59:17

Andrey Arshavin sends in a cross.

57:19

Andrey Arshavin fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Theo Walcott takes the free kick.

56:54

The ball is swung over by Carl Jenkinson, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

56:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Andrey Arshavin. Francis Coquelin restarts play with the free kick.

55:28

The ball is swung over by Carl Jenkinson, Close range shot by Theo Walcott misses to the left of the goal.

55:02

The referee blows for offside against Jason Roberts. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

54:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Chamakh on Chris Gunter. Marouane Chamakh goes into the book. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

52:58

Shot from close range by Serge Gnabry misses to the right of the goal.

52:03

Noel Hunt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Emmanuel Frimpong takes the free kick.

51:09

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Andrey Arshavin takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Noel Hunt.

50:56

Garath McCleary delivers the ball, blocked by Ignasi Miquel.

50:20

Effort on goal by Mikele Leigertwood from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

48:45

Johan Djourou challenges Jason Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Shorey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Laurent Koscielny. Chris Gunter produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal. The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. Damian Martinez takes the indirect free kick.

47:38

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line, Foul by Sean Morrison on Damian Martinez, free kick awarded. Damian Martinez restarts play with the free kick.

47:08

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line, clearance by Ignasi Miquel.

46:59

The ball is crossed by Mikele Leigertwood, Ignasi Miquel makes a clearance.

46:41

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey.

46:40 +1.40

Theo Walcott finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 4-1 Arsenal.Andrey Arshavin provided the assist for the goal.

46:09

Ignasi Miquel concedes a free kick for a foul on Garath McCleary. Free kick crossed by Chris Gunter. Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Save by Damian Martinez.

44:58

Jay Tabb is caught offside. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

44:14

Carl Jenkinson produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

43:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrey Arshavin from the right by-line. Emmanuel Frimpong has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

42:44

Serge Gnabry takes a shot. Blocked by Mikele Leigertwood.

41:41

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

41:21

The ball is sent over by Ignasi Miquel, blocked by Garath McCleary.

40:34

Foul by Jason Roberts on Laurent Koscielny, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Damian Martinez.

38:00

Johan Djourou challenges Jason Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

36:25

The ball is crossed by Garath McCleary, Noel Hunt finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Reading 4-0 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Garath McCleary.

35:36

Garath McCleary crosses the ball, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

34:33

Carl Jenkinson produces a cross, save by Adam Federici.

34:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Roberts. Johan Djourou restarts play with the free kick.

32:47

Ignasi Miquel is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

32:04

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Damian Martinez.

29:22

The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.

24:13

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

22:41

Chris Gunter fouled by Serge Gnabry, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

19:45

Mikele Leigertwood scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Reading 3-0 Arsenal.Assist by Jay Tabb.

19:24

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line, Ignasi Miquel manages to make a clearance.

19:10

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

17:45

Chris Gunter produces a cross, blocked by Laurent Koscielny. Laurent Koscielny scores an own goal. Reading 2-0 Arsenal.Chris Gunter provided the assist for the goal.

16:36

Andrey Arshavin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu. Free kick crossed by Nicky Shorey.

15:52

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey, Ignasi Miquel makes a clearance.

15:40

Garath McCleary produces a cross, blocked by Serge Gnabry.

15:17

Chris Gunter delivers the ball, clearance by Ignasi Miquel.

13:41

Nicky Shorey takes a outswinging corner.

12:53

Chris Gunter delivers the ball, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

11:32

Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu, Jason Roberts gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Reading 1-0 Arsenal.Assist by Hal Robson-Kanu.

9:16

Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss. Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Gunter. Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line, save by Adam Federici.

7:58

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line, Noel Hunt challenges Damian Martinez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damian Martinez.

7:40

Jay Tabb takes a shot. Save by Damian Martinez.

5:34

Outswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the right by-line.

4:54

Jay Tabb gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Frimpong. Direct free kick taken by Emmanuel Frimpong.

3:29

Unfair challenge on Francis Coquelin by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrey Arshavin.

1:50

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey, Headed effort from inside the area by Sean Morrison strikes the post.

1:37

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball, blocked by Carl Jenkinson.

0:30

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Shorey, clearance made by Johan Djourou.

0:15

Foul by Chris Gunter on Serge Gnabry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ignasi Miquel.

Match Preview

McDermott praises Wenger record Reading boss Brian McDermott played down the significance of Arsenal's trophy drought as he plotted to extend it in his first meeting with his former club. Former Gunners midfielder McDermott hailed opposite number Arsene Wenger's "phenomenal achievement" of leading the club into the Champions League for 15 consecutive seasons, backing the Frenchman's claim it was the equivalent of winning silverware. The latter is something Arsenal have not done in what has been seven increasingly-agonising years, a run McDermott was determined to lengthen in their Capital One Cup fourth-round clash. "We'll do our best to progress," he said. "We'll plan, we'll prepare, and then we'll see what the game brings." Wenger and the Arsenal board have come under fire for the club's lack of tangible success, with their own fans become increasingly restless. But McDermott said: "The big thing for the top teams is to qualify for the Champions League and Arsene Wenger's done that over the last - what - 14 years. "In his early years, he won so many trophies. "I'm sure they want to win trophies - of course they do - but they always qualify for the Champions League, which is a phenomenal achievement in itself." McDermott, who started his playing career at Arsenal in 1977, has never faced them since leaving the club in 1984. "It's my first time as a first-team manager playing against them," he said. "I really had a good time there and the way they do things there and the way they conduct themselves, the word I'd use is class - they've got a real class about them. "I'm looking forward to it, really looking forward to it. "I was lucky, really, to be brought up at a fantastic club like that." The Reading boss denied reports of a bust-up with Danny Guthrie following the midfielder's axing for the side's 3-3 draw with Fulham. McDermott rubbished suggestions Guthrie had been told to stay away from the club's training ground following his reaction to being dropped ahead of Saturday's clash at the Madejski Stadium. The Royals manager confirmed he and Guthrie had spoken about the 25-year-old's exclusion from the squad but insisted there were no heated words exchanged. McDermott said: "There's no bust-up. He wasn't selected to play for the game. So, I don't know where the reports are coming from. Danny was training on Sunday." Meanwhile, Serge Gnabry hopes to continue generating headlines in his native Germany by starring for Arsenal. The 17-year-old winger was given his Gunners debut last month and will make his fourth appearance in the Capital One Cup clash. Born in Stuttgart to a German mother and Ivorian father, Gnabry has been attracting attention back home since breaking into the first team. "My mum is in Germany and she called me the other day to tell me that the telephone went crazy after I made my debut," the Germany Under-16 and 17 international told the Arsenal matchday programme. "The media knew of me when I was in Stuttgart, but since I joined Arsenal their interest increased. "I hope I can create some chances or score goals and that will give them more to talk about." Arsenal forward Gervinho is unavailable for the game because of an ankle injury. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny remains out with his ankle problem, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is sidelined with a hip injury. Boss Arsene Wenger will select a blend of youth and experience as he continues to use the competition to expose his second string to first-team action.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Adam Federici
  • Chris Gunter
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Sean Morrison
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Jay Tabb
  • Garath McCleary
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Jason Roberts
  • Noel Hunt
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  • Stuart Taylor
  • Alex Pearce
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Simon Church
  • Ian Harte

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