Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Gervinho shanks sitter as Arsenal exits League Cup
by Samuel Charles, December 12th, 2012 12:11AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A shocking miss fromGervinho got magnified when Arsenal was eliminated by fourth division Bradford City on Tuesday, in one of the biggest upsets in League Cup history.

Bradford, currently in England’s fourth division, League Two, delighted the 24,000 fans at Valley Parade in West Yorkshire by beating Arsenal, 3-2 on penalties, after the game ended 1-1 after overtime.

Coach Arsene Wenger played his first team at Bradford, but none were impressive, and Garry Thompson’s early goal put the home team up. Thomas Vermaelen, who scored Arsenal’s only goal, the equalizer in the 88th, also clanged the final penalty, which would’ve tied it, off the post, causing the stadium to erupt.

Arsenal hasn’t won a single trophy since the 2005 FA Cup, and it won’t be winning the 2013 Capitol One Cup, after this tap-in for Gervinho that was completely and utterly flubbed just before halftime, leaving fans longing for the days of Thierry Henry.


bcgermiss by dm_50b679010ce88



1 comment
  1. Kent James
    commented on: December 12, 2012 at 8:48 a.m.
    And that, young players, is why you learn to be comfortable kicking with both feet. Instead of simply using his right foot and letting the ball rebound into goal, he tried to use his left, which was much more difficult (evidently too difficult). Oops.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Johansson returns in crushing Bremen defeat    
Aron Johannsson returned to action in the Bundesliga for the first time in 11 months, starting ...
USA names roster for U-17 Women's World Cup    
Coach B.J. Snow has named the USA's 21-player roster for the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup ...
MLS Countdown: Vanney gives TFC reminder    
Toronto FC waited through many seasons and head coaches before finally reaching the playoffs last year. ...
Bundesliga 2016-17: Half the teams have a U.S. player    
From age 17 to 28, from newly promoted RB Leipzig to four-time defending champion Bayern Munich, ...
WCQ Callups: USA battles injuries and suspensions    
The roster for the U.S. national team's World Cup 2018 qualifiers against St. Vincent & the ...
NWSL: Olympians back in fold, mostly    
Off for 26 days because of the Olympics -- except for one make-up game -- the ...
What They're Saying: Laura Harvey    
"It's about someone’s livelihood. It’s about their career. Irrelevant of what the decision is and who ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"The players don't control any of the consequences that happen, that are enforced by U.S. Soccer. ...
TV Report: MLS and NFL to air joint lineup    
On Sept. 18, Fox Sports will air two live MLS matches -- Sporting Kansas City-LA Galaxy ...
MLS Countdown: Timbers' health improving    
Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle and Portland meet Sunday at Providence Park for the second time in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives