Aston Villa held off a spirited Swindon Town fightback to progress to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.
Villa held a 2-0 lead at half-time after Christian Benteke dived between two Town defenders to head in and Gabriel Agbonlahor fired in a low shot. Swindon hit back through 18-year-old substitute Miles Storey, who netted two quick goals from inside the area to give Town hope. But their efforts proved to be in vain as Benteke lashed home a late shot.
Paolo Di Canio's Swindon were looking to continue their destructive form against higher opposition, which has seen them win eight of their last 11 meetings against teams sitting above them in the Football League. And they almost caused another upset against Paul Lambert's Villa side, who have won just one Premier League game this term. It was Swindon who looked the most lively early on but they lacked the cutting edge up front, with former Villa youngster James Collins scuffing wide from Matt Ritchie's cross.
Villa survived a scare at the back as Paul Benson's shot on the turn was forced off the line by Matthew Lowton, and the visitors immediately hit back on the break.
Stephen Ireland provided a cross for Benteke to nod past Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham.
Villa found themselves further ahead thanks to Agbonlahor's superb solo effort, which saw him cut inside from the left flank and power home from the edge of the area.
Swindon had a number of chances after the restart - Gary Roberts poked wide from two yards out and Benson could not latch on to Ritchie's inswinging cross while Foderingham did well to stop Benteke's effort with his feet at the other end. Di Canio introduced Andy Williams and Storey to the game and the substitutes invigorated his side.
Storey, a product of Swindon's academy, bundled home Raffaele De Vita's cross and flicked in a second three minutes later from Williams's volley to send the home crowd wild.
Both sides pushed to find the all-important third and it was Villa who kept their nerve to make the breakthrough as Benteke found himself unmarked in the area and slotted home with ease.
Fantastic: Drama 12 goals Arsenal qualify for the fourth League Cup at the Madejski Stadium, Coming from behind four goals in the first, Arsenal eventually won 7-5 over Reading in the League Cup fourth round at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday (30/10/2012) night.
Arsenal's three goals also pass to the next round Marouane Chamakh and Walcott scored in extra innings after the two teams drew 4-4 for 90 minutes.
Status as host, Reading took the initiative to attack first in the early minutes of the game. In fact, the game has been running for three minutes, Arsenal almost conceded when Sean Morrison's header hit the crossbar goalkeeper Damian Martinez.
In the 12th minute, Jason Roberts really made the home fans cheered as Martinez through the net. Getting cross from Robson-Kanu things, he then headed the ball can be driven without Martinez. Score 1-0 changed to Reading.
Six minutes later, Reading managed to double the advantage to 2-0 after an own goal by defender Koscielny. Aiming to cut Chris Gunter crosses the ball from Koscielny effort into his own net instead. Score 2-0 changed to Reading.
Behind two goals quickly affect mental Arsenal play with some young players. Less than a minute, Reading again increase the coffers of his goal in the 20th minute. This time, turn the perfect goalkeeper Martinez dismissed Mikele Leigertwood shot from inside the box as the ball right into his own net. Score 3-0 changed to Reading.
Arsenal tried to get out of pressure. However, the middle row of "The Gunners" loses the ball while trying to build an attack. Chronology of attacks led by Theo Walcott and Andrei Arshavin is not perfect so successful Reading player easily broken.
Arsenal Want to minimize the position, it was Arsenal again conceded after Hunt scored the fourth goal Reading on the 37th minute. Utilizing a cross from Garath McCleary mature, he then butt the ball to increase the advantage to 4-0 Reading.
Arsenal managed to cut the gap to 1-4 in injury time through Walcott. Getting feedback breakthrough, agile player and then poke the ball can be driven without goalkeeper Adam Federici. The first half ended with the score 4-1.
In the second half, Arsenal game increases. Arsene Wenger should change the strategy to include replacing Serge Olivier Giroud Gnabry to add the power on his side in the 61st minute.
Changes that occur as planned as Giroud scored the second goal Arsenal in the 64th minute. Receiving feedback corner, he gore ball into the net Reading once again fell to 2-4.
Two minutes before the game ended, Koscielny repay his mistake after successfully reduced the score to 3-4. In injury time, Walcott was forced Reading to continue the game into extra innings after scoring his second goal in the 90th minute +6.
In extra innings, Arsenal continued to press Reading. At minute 103, Chamakh make room cheering fans after successfully forcing goalkeeper Federici picked up the ball for the fifth time from the internet, as well as reverse the position to be 5-4 to Arsenal.
Reading tried to respond in the second half of extra time. Trying to succeed after Pogrebnyak scored his fifth goal of "The Royals" in the 115th minute to level 5-5.
However, the score did not last long because Walcott and Chamakh scored again managed to turn the scoreboard to 7-5 to Arsenal. Score that lasted until the extra period ends.
Big Match Chelsea vs Manchester United, fans appear spooky. Midweek Chelsea will entertain Manchester United. For the game, Chelsea asked his supporters to come to Stamford Bridge with spooky makeup to "scare" Manchester United player.
After going through a match full of controversy in the Premier League at the weekend, Chelsea and Manchester United will face again in a different arena.
Chelse may still feel the sting of defeat received at the weekend. Not just because there is some controversy plus also an incident involving two players with the referee, Mark Clattenburg who accused the words inappropriate.
The Blues will not wait long to avenge the defeat in the Premier League last week to the 9's. Both teams are currently placed first and second in the Premier League will meet at the Capital One Cup event (formerly called the Carling Cup), aka the League Cup round of 16 at Stamford Bridge.
Game coincides with Halloween, a tradition of evening celebration on October 31, where the people used to use to celebrate spooky costumes.
"Chelsea will entertain Manchester United on Wednesday night in the League Cup and this is definitely going to be an incredible game, but it also happens on Halloween night spooky all year!" Chelsea adverb told goalscoresoccer.com.
"We want all Chelsea fans who have tickets for this game to come early and dressed in his best Halloween costume so we can 'scare' the players United and helped the Blues to win."
"Let's dress up as possible - it will be spooky! Said the statement.
RobertoMancinisayshisteam'swin beforethe international breakmidweek.Cityhavewon one oftheir previous six matchesinall competitionsbutbeatSunderlandwith afirstclean sheetthis seasonto sitsecondin the rankingsstandings.
"Every gameistoughat the moment butwe are happy toclean sheet." SincebeatingQPR3-1 onSeptember 1, the City only takemaximum pointsfromany oftheir threetop flightgames.Theylost toRealMadridanda draw withBorussiaDortmundin the Champions League.
"Maybewe madesome mistakesbut I'mhappy thatour performancein generalwas really good," said Mancini. "We are disappointeddefensivelythis seasonbutwe are lookingstrong nowsincethe international breakwehaveplayed well.."
AleksandarKolarovopen earlyscoring with afree-kickand substituteSergioAgueromadethe secondgoaland closedJamesMilner
SunderlandbossMartinO'Neillhas no argumentswith the result."We werewell beatenby asuperiorteam, I haveveryfewcomplaints," he said. "My complaint is clearlywith us.
"We were attackedtoo rareandthe second goalwas a great momentbecause it allowsthemtogoand show alltheir skillswithoutconcernofconceding a goal." They deserved to winThey're much, much better thanus.."
Olivier Giroud scored his first Premier League for Arsenal as the Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham.
West Ham took the lead when Mohamed Diame beat Vito Mannone with a curling shot. Giroud equalized before the break when he poked Lukas Podolski's cross at the near post. Kevin
Nolan missed two chances for the hosts and were made to pay when Theo
Walcott came off the bench to make it 2-1 with Santi Cazorla third hit.
Walcott, who replaced Gervinho disappoint, helping the Gunners to take advantage in the last half hour as West Ham tired. But
after being on top for most of the game, it was no more than the team
Arsene Wenger deserve because they extend their unbeaten run against
West Ham to nine games and moved into fifth place in the Premier League.
Allardyce's side had to defend assertive throughout the game but they
came up against another midfield run by Cazorla impressive. and
disappointment they lost their first Premier League home games this
season compounded by injuries to forward Ricardo Vaz Te, who went with
suspected shoulder dislocation. Walcott
and Cazorla final destination within six minutes gave the scoreline a
gloss adds Andy Carroll caused concern in the visitors' defense on the
first start since suffering a hamstring injury striker
the result was the perfect response to defeat the Gunners' by Chelsea
last weekend and that means only one league defeat of the season so far.
also underlined the value of when he spent much of the first 20 minutes
as the Hammers defense reinforce Arsenal squandered a promising
almost scored within the first two minutes when Jussi Jaaskelainen
tipped his shot round the post and Carroll's goal-bound effort blocked
the French striker then in the first round. So, when the West Ham goal came on 21 minutes it was something of a surprise. Diame
fed by George McCartney to the left and skipped past Senegal player
Aaron Ramsey before curling finish into the far corner for fun Palu his
first goal. Referee
Phil Dowd booked the midfielder Diame for celebration and perhaps lucky
to stay on the field as soon as he dropped Mikel Arteta.
just as Carroll began to become more influential in the attacking half,
Diame has a pocket to take in midfield led to the equalizer. The
ball was swept to Podolski on the left and Giroud exploded near post
cross to tuck in Germany for the purpose of a true hunter. Having
got themselves back on level terms, Arsenal took the time to warm up on
the same theme as the strike of the first period. At
that point, Carroll almost made it 2-1 but his header from a long
diagonal ball wide with only Mannone beaten until delivery, while Nolan
wasted a great chance when clean through.
began to assert their authority on the game, Giroud Walcott latched
onto a through ball is just 16 minutes after coming on to score his
fourth goal of the season with a shot near the right goal. Another
chance fell to Nolan, but he was fired from the edge of the box, and
that loss proved costly once Cazorla broke out in the third Arsenal from
20 yards to cap an outstanding individual performance score 1-3 to
concern is for Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, who left the field in
the second half with what Wenger described then as "thigh problem".
Highlights Manchester City 3-0 Sunderland. Manchester City won a convincing victory at home to Sunderland in the Premier League continued at Etihad Stadium on Saturday (06/10/2012). The Citizens hit his guest with the score 3-0.
City ahead quickly through Aleksandar Kolarov after just five minutes. Score changes finished 2-0 at Sunderland goalkeeper Sergio Aguero in the 60th minute, or five minutes after he entered the field replaces Mario Balotelli. James Milner scored the cover is completed ahead of the game with a free kick.
This victory became the first City game where they managed to record a clean sheet, once in 10 matches in all competitions they have always conceded a goal. An additional three points were ushered protégé Roberto Mancini has moved up to second place standings with 15 points.
As for Sunderland, this is his first defeat in the Premier League this season. Previously they were one win and four draws.
New sentence minutes walk game City were able to break into the Sunderland goal. Starting from offense to Carlos Tevez by Carlos Cuellar. City were awarded a free kick that was executed perfectly by Kolarov and the ball lodged in the right corner of the goal for the visitors.
In the 10th minute Sunderland trying to threaten the City goal but a hard shot Stephen Sessegnon still floated over the crossbar. Pablo Zabaleta in the 20th minute almost brought the City keep the lead after a measured pass to Tevez. Zabaleta fired a shot in the penalty box but can still be pushed Mignolet. 37th minute Tevez had the opportunity through a little kick from outside the penalty box but still not meet the target. Until the first half ended no more chances being created so that City still lead 1-0.
In the second half City immediately pressed to find additional goals. Kick in the 49th minute Sunderland players Micah Richards terhadang right at the goal line. Three minutes later Joe Hart turns the rescue as he dispels a hard kick Steven Fletcher
Mancini on 55 minutes to pull out and replace it with Aguero Balotelli. The Argentine striker took just five minutes for Sunderland goalkeeper. Kolarov diagonal grabbed the bait, hard kick to change the position finished 2-0.
David Silva almost made City added advantage curling shot if he did not remove the post terhadang in 69 minutes. While other efforts to Richards as he kicks off an acrobatic also fruitless.
In the 88th minute City eventually increase the advantage to 3-0. Got a free kick on the edge of the penalty area, Milner hard kick past Sunderland players living fences and no power driven goalkeeper Mignolet.
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Barry, Y. Toure, Silva, Balotelli, Tevez