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Gervinho shanks sitter as Arsenal exits League Cup
by Samuel Charles, December 12th, 2012 12:11AM

TAGS:  england, video


[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A shocking miss from Gervinho 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.

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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.

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