Tuesday October 30, 2012 4th Round Finished Madejski Stadium

Reading 5 - 7
AET
Arsenal

  • Roberts 12’
  • Koscielny 19’ (o.g.)
  • Leigertwood 21’
  • Hunt 37’
  • Pogrebnyak 116’
  • Walcott 45’, 90’, 120’
  • Giroud 64’
  • Koscielny 89’
  • Chamakh 103’, 120’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:120'
    • Reading
    • Arsenal
    • 120+4 Full time. It was 4-0 Reading. It was 5-4 Arsenal. It was 5-5. It ended 7-5 Arsenal. One of the finest games you'll ever see in this competition!
    • 120+3 Reading going all out for ANOTHER leveller but Arsenal hoof it forward and Chamakh is one-on-one! Lobs the out-of-position Federici! 7-5!
    • 120' WALCOTT! HAT TRICK! SIX FIVE ARSENAL! Counter attack sees them outnumber five to four and after an initial cross-shot is blocked off the line, Walcott smashes his third in!
    • 119' Giroud! Low shot narrowly wide with seconds left of extra time!
    • 115' GOAL! Pogrebnyak makes it 5-5! Insane stuff! Gunter chests down an errant cross from the left and his half-volley at goal finds the Pog at the far post for the headed finish.
    • 113' Both Reading's Morrison and Arsenal's Martinez (time-wasting) have seen yellow. Still 5-4 Arsenal.
    • 109' Set piece for Reading and Morrison with a header at the far post from a yard out! Saved! Flag was up, actually...
    • 106' Half-time serves just to switch sides and we are back underway where Walcott almost has a hat-trick! Static defending from Reading and Walcott nips in, only for Federici to deny him a third!
    • 105' One minute of added time on the first period of extra time. Miquel has succumbed to a bad case of cramp. Jernade Meade is on in his place and that's all six subs made. Reading had brought Simon Church on for Roberts in ET as well.
    • 102' CHAMAKH! Arsenal lead! From 4-0 down they are 5-4 up! Fantastic, vicious, unstoppable ;low drive from 20 yards between the defender's legs!
    • 99' Action is the quietest it's been in sometime. Fatigue surely setting in for both Reading and Arsenal after a breathless contest.
    • 93' McAnuff embarks on a great run into the Arsenal box early on and forces a fine parry from Martinez!
    • 91' Extra time period one underway now at the Madjeski.
    • 90+5' Full time and extra time is coming up between Reading and Arsenal. Who would have bet on that?
    • 90' GOOOOOAAAAL! It's 4-4! Arsenal have done it! Walcott's strike after Giroud's flick-on went over the line but Jenkinson follows up the clearance in vain to make absolute sure. From 4-0 down we have extra time at the Madjeski!!
    • 89' GOAL ARSENAL! Koscielny nods in a corner to have one at each end and with stoppage time left, Arsenal are just one behind. 4-3!
    • 86' Giroud again the action man up top for Arsenal and it takes two defenders to stop him keepy-uppy'ing his way into a goalscoring chance but time is ticking with still two goals between the sides.
    • 80' Arsenal corner is flicked on at the near post by Chamakh to Giroud! Just wide of the far post!
    • 78' Early ball from the left met by Giroud! Another header which this time is well saved by Federici!
    • 74' Giroud has a pair of shots stopped in succession and now a double change for Reading as Hunt and McCleary make way for Jobi McAnuff and Pavel Pogrebnyak.
    • 71' Leigertwood is booked for a challenge which gives Arsenal a tasty free-kick 20 yards out, just to the right, which Walcott stands over. He skies it tamely over.
    • 65' GOAL ARSENAL! The lead has been halved as Giroud makes an instant impact, stylishly heading a corner kick in. 4-2 Reading.
    • 62' Frimpong and Gnabry make way for Thomas Eisfeld and Olivier Giroud.
    • 61' Gnabry fizzes a ball from the left over and beyond the box. Arsenal are preparing multiple changes.
    • 57' Arsenal on top nonetheless and a fluid movement ends with Jenkinson's low cross being inches away from the feet of a sliding Walcott yards from goal.
    • 55' Chamakh is absolutely furious when he appears to be stopped from meeting a loft pass over the top by the hand of a Reading defender . It's Chamakh who is booked for his protests, however.
    • 51' Walcott looking dangerous for Arsenal and again leaves three defenders chasing him as he bears down on goal, albeit this time at an awkward angle and he has to settle for a corner off Federici.
    • 47' Almost a fifth for Reading early in the second! A raking ball is headed on by Hunt and Leigertwood forces a good save from Martinez. Shouts of handball in the box from the ensuing corner but the visitors hold off the threat.
    • 45+3' And moments after Walcott's goal, the half-time whistle sounds. 4-1 Reading. Who had money on that?
    • 45+2' GOAL ARSENAL! Lifeline for the Gunners before the half-time whistle as Walcott latches onto a neat Arshavin through-pass and lifts his seventh of the competition over Federici. 4-1.
    • 44' Jenkinson overlaps forward before cutting inside to drive just over in one of Arsenal's closest chances of a miserable first half.
    • 37' GOAL! READING MAKE IT FOUR! They find it far, far too easy going forward and after winning a 50-50 in the middle of the park, McCleary casually dinks a ball in for Hunt to head in off the near post. And at 4-0 after 37 minutes, there are away fans leaving ALREADY.
    • 20' GOAL! Reading have a third! A corner is just not dealt with by Arsenal and after the ball pinballs around static away players, Leigertwood has a dig from just inside the box and 20-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Damian Martinez makes a hash of it, pushing the ball further into his net. That's a Leigertwood goal though and at the 10th attempt the Royals look set to finally beat the Gunners. 3-0!
    • 18' GOAL! It's two for Reading! Koscielny has put the home side two up! A cross from the right-hand side after the red shirts once again failed to deal with attacking pressure and it's 2-0!
    • 12' GOAL READING! Roberts puts the Royals ahead against Arsenal! Arshavin gives the ball away to Shorey, who lays on Hunt to deliver an excellent cross which the striker volleys with style into the roof of the net. 1-0
    • 8' Another close call for Arsenal as Reading bomb forward where Robson-Kanu tees up Jabb to force a good parry from Martinez in the Gunners goal at the expense of another home corner, which ends with a foul and an Arsenal free-kick.
    • 3' Speaking of bright starts, a pair of early corners for Reading lead to Morrison heading the second flag kick towards goal, where Frimpong is back to deflect the on-target effort onto the far post!
    • 19:20 TEAMS - Reading: Federici, Gunter, Shorey, Gorkss, Morrison, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Roberts. Subs: Taylor, Harte, Pearce, McAnuff, Church, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak. /// Arsenal: Martinez, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Djourou, Miquel, Coquelin, Frimpong, Walcott, Arshavin, Gnabry, Chamakh. Subs: Shea, Meade, Squillaci, Bellerin, Yennaris, Eisfeld, Giroud.
  • Summary

    • 120+3 Reading going all out for ANOTHER leveller but Arsenal hoof it forward and Chamakh is one-on-one! Lobs the out-of-position Federici! 7-5!
    • 120' WALCOTT! HAT TRICK! SIX FIVE ARSENAL! Counter attack sees them outnumber five to four and after an initial cross-shot is blocked off the line, Walcott smashes his third in!
    • 119' Giroud! Low shot narrowly wide with seconds left of extra time!
    • 115' GOAL! Pogrebnyak makes it 5-5! Insane stuff! Gunter chests down an errant cross from the left and his half-volley at goal finds the Pog at the far post for the headed finish.
    • 109' Set piece for Reading and Morrison with a header at the far post from a yard out! Saved! Flag was up, actually...
    • 106' Half-time serves just to switch sides and we are back underway where Walcott almost has a hat-trick! Static defending from Reading and Walcott nips in, only for Federici to deny him a third!
    • 102' CHAMAKH! Arsenal lead! From 4-0 down they are 5-4 up! Fantastic, vicious, unstoppable ;low drive from 20 yards between the defender's legs!
    • 99' Action is the quietest it's been in sometime. Fatigue surely setting in for both Reading and Arsenal after a breathless contest.
    • 93' McAnuff embarks on a great run into the Arsenal box early on and forces a fine parry from Martinez!
    • 90' GOOOOOAAAAL! It's 4-4! Arsenal have done it! Walcott's strike after Giroud's flick-on went over the line but Jenkinson follows up the clearance in vain to make absolute sure. From 4-0 down we have extra time at the Madjeski!!
    • 89' GOAL ARSENAL! Koscielny nods in a corner to have one at each end and with stoppage time left, Arsenal are just one behind. 4-3!
    • 86' Giroud again the action man up top for Arsenal and it takes two defenders to stop him keepy-uppy'ing his way into a goalscoring chance but time is ticking with still two goals between the sides.
    • 80' Arsenal corner is flicked on at the near post by Chamakh to Giroud! Just wide of the far post!
    • 78' Early ball from the left met by Giroud! Another header which this time is well saved by Federici!
    • 65' GOAL ARSENAL! The lead has been halved as Giroud makes an instant impact, stylishly heading a corner kick in. 4-2 Reading.
    • 61' Gnabry fizzes a ball from the left over and beyond the box. Arsenal are preparing multiple changes.
    • 57' Arsenal on top nonetheless and a fluid movement ends with Jenkinson's low cross being inches away from the feet of a sliding Walcott yards from goal.
    • 51' Walcott looking dangerous for Arsenal and again leaves three defenders chasing him as he bears down on goal, albeit this time at an awkward angle and he has to settle for a corner off Federici.
    • 47' Almost a fifth for Reading early in the second! A raking ball is headed on by Hunt and Leigertwood forces a good save from Martinez. Shouts of handball in the box from the ensuing corner but the visitors hold off the threat.
    • 45+2' GOAL ARSENAL! Lifeline for the Gunners before the half-time whistle as Walcott latches onto a neat Arshavin through-pass and lifts his seventh of the competition over Federici. 4-1.
    • 44' Jenkinson overlaps forward before cutting inside to drive just over in one of Arsenal's closest chances of a miserable first half.
    • 37' GOAL! READING MAKE IT FOUR! They find it far, far too easy going forward and after winning a 50-50 in the middle of the park, McCleary casually dinks a ball in for Hunt to head in off the near post. And at 4-0 after 37 minutes, there are away fans leaving ALREADY.
    • 20' GOAL! Reading have a third! A corner is just not dealt with by Arsenal and after the ball pinballs around static away players, Leigertwood has a dig from just inside the box and 20-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Damian Martinez makes a hash of it, pushing the ball further into his net. That's a Leigertwood goal though and at the 10th attempt the Royals look set to finally beat the Gunners. 3-0!
    • 18' GOAL! It's two for Reading! Koscielny has put the home side two up! A cross from the right-hand side after the red shirts once again failed to deal with attacking pressure and it's 2-0!
    • 12' GOAL READING! Roberts puts the Royals ahead against Arsenal! Arshavin gives the ball away to Shorey, who lays on Hunt to deliver an excellent cross which the striker volleys with style into the roof of the net. 1-0
    • 8' Another close call for Arsenal as Reading bomb forward where Robson-Kanu tees up Jabb to force a good parry from Martinez in the Gunners goal at the expense of another home corner, which ends with a foul and an Arsenal free-kick.
    • 3' Speaking of bright starts, a pair of early corners for Reading lead to Morrison heading the second flag kick towards goal, where Frimpong is back to deflect the on-target effort onto the far post!
    • 19:20 TEAMS - Reading: Federici, Gunter, Shorey, Gorkss, Morrison, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Roberts. Subs: Taylor, Harte, Pearce, McAnuff, Church, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak. /// Arsenal: Martinez, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Djourou, Miquel, Coquelin, Frimpong, Walcott, Arshavin, Gnabry, Chamakh. Subs: Shea, Meade, Squillaci, Bellerin, Yennaris, Eisfeld, Giroud.

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