Arsenal record remarkable 7-5 League Cup win over Reading
Published on Oct 31, 2012 6:41 AM
(REUTERS) - Arsenal remarkably came back from four goals down to move into the quarter-finals of the League Cup with a pulsating 7-5 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday.
Reading, third from bottom in the Premier League, notched four goals in the opening 37 minutes thanks to Jason Roberts, Mikele Leigertwood, Noel Hunt and a Laurent Koscielny own goal.
Theo Walcott gave the Gunners hope just before the break and impressive substitute Olivier Giroud made it 4-2 on 64 minutes with a classy header.
Koscielny made up for his earlier error with another headed goal in the 89th minute before Walcott bundled the equaliser in from close range deep into injury time.
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