Reading at Madejski Stadium after 37 minutes of the game in the Capital One Cup against Arsenal had (it seemed capital) 4-0 advantage, but players of Reading have managed to lost the match,after extra time with 5:7. The Gunners in injury time of the second overtime have scored two goals.
Theo Walcott was the most prominent player in this goals galore match: He has enrolled a hat-trick with two assists. All goals Walcott has scored in crucial moments: the last minute of the first half, injury time after the regular 90 minutes,and in the first minute after the compensation time expired.
It seemed that the idea to sent a young players as the top clubs in the Premier league have habit to do in Cup matches,will bounce back to coach Wenger,because against Reading, Wenger has sent to pitch a completely different team than the one that played on the weekend against QPR.
At the goal of Arsenal was Damian Martinez, a 20-year old Argentine youth team goalkeeper, who in the first half was at the firing range.
However, the Gunners until the end of the regular time have equalized and secured overtime with two goals of Walcott, while Giroud and Koscielny added one also. Walcott, as we have already pointed out, scored a goal for 4-4 in the fifth minute of injury time.
Chamakh before the end of the first overtime period has brought brought a complete turnaround to Arsenal, from 0:4 to 5:4, but early in the second overtime, Pogrebnyak aligns to 5:5.
The match still was not over,because Walcott and Chamakh have scored in 121st and 123rd minute for one of the most brilliant comebacks in recent history of football.
Match Highlights : Reading – Arsenal 5:7
(Roberts 12, Koscielny 18-ag, Leigertwood 20, Hunt 37, Pogrebnjak 116 / Walcott 45, 90+5, 120+1, Giroud 64, Koscielny 89, Chamakh 103, 120+3)
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