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Brad Guzan saves four PKs
October 28th, 2009 7AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Brad Friedel's understudy Brad Guzan made the most of a rare appearance for Aston Villa, saving one penalty kick in regulation time and three PKs in the tiebreaker in a win over Sunderland that sends Villa to the English League Cup quarterfinals. In Scotland, DaMarcus Beasley saw his first action of the season.

Guzan thwarted Kenwyne Jones' 85th minute spot kick to preserve the scoreless tie that sent the game into overtime and to a penalty-kick shootout, in which he saved three of the four PKs he faced, from Andy Reid, Lorik Cana and Jordan Henderson.

The 25-year-old keeper who joined Aston Villa from Chivas USA in 2008 also made spectacular saves on a Kieran Richardson shot in overtime and a volley from Henderson in the first half.

"We deserved to go through but their goalkeeper's had one of them nights he's going to remember for the rest of his life," Sunderland coach Steve Bruce told the Guardian.

"He was excellent." Aston Villa coach Martin O'Neill said, "No one's more euphoric than Mr. Guzan. His was a fabulous, fantastic performance. He's got everything and he's as brave as they come. Friedel has been terrific for us but Guzan was immense tonight. I can't remember the last time a keeper saved four penalties but, by the end, I was almost expecting him to save them."

Goalkeeper Tim Howard, the current U.S. national team starter whom Guzan backs up, lost 2-0 with Everton to Tottenham.

In Scotland, DaMarcus Beasley saw his first action of the season, starting and playing 75 minutes in Rangers' 3-1 League Cup win at Dundee.

In Portugal, Freddy Adu watched from the Belenenses bench as it was eliminated from the League Cup with 1-1 tie against Gil Vicente.

 



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