Carling Cup Highlights 28th October

October 28, 2009 | Filed Under: Blog, UK Box Update 

nicklas_bendtner_goal Arsenal got the better of liverpool tonight with wins also for chelsea and manchester city in the last of the carling cup games this week.More below

Arsenal clinched their place in the last eight of the Carling Cup after a great battle with liverpool tonight as both teams gave their youngsters a run out.

The first goal came from a mistake and arsenal took full advantage of a Andriy Voronin’s poor pass to fire a shot in off the post and claim his first senior goal for the Gunners.

Reds left-back Emiliano Insua levelled with a dipping  stunning volleyall of 25 yards , but Nicklas Bendtner lashed home the winner from a narrow angle .Babel should have scored from a Kuyt cross but he missed the ball completely as Liverpool did push on in the end but arsenal played some good football all match and held off  liverpool until the end.A plus point for liverpool Alberto Aquilani came on in the second half  and had a good shout for a penalty.Arsenal continued their impressive record of not losing to Liverpool at home since February 2000

Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool – Benitez interview    Arsene Wenger  interview

Chelsea 4 Bolton 0

Chelsea maintain their home record this season with a comfortable win over Bolton in the fourth round of the Carling Cup tonight.

Salomon Kalou headed in the first after 15 minutes crossed from Paulo Ferreira .Florent Malouda made it two 10 minutes later yet another cross this time from kalou .

Bolton had almost levelled when Matthew Taylor’s effort was saved by the face of Hilario, but any hopes of a comeback were ended by Deco’s neat finish to make it 3-0 .Nine minutes later, Drogba rose above the Bolton defence to head a Cole cross in to provide the gloss finish to Chelsea’s eight successive home victory

 Gary Megson was far from happy


Man City 5 Scunthorpe 1

Santa Cruz headed his first goal for Manchester City as Mark Hughes’s side stormed Scunthorpe to reach the Carling Cup quarter-finals.

Stephen Ireland drilled the hosts ahead but the Iron delighted their 4,000 fans when Marcus Williams set up Jonathan Forte from close range .

 Santa Cruz marked his first start for City since his £18 million summer move from Blackburn Rovers with his first goal since February, while Johnson, who has missed the best part of a year with a multitude of injuries, came off the substitutes’ bench to complete the romp.Joleon Lescott nodded in a third and Carlos Tevez got a fourth  before Michael Johnson netted .

City have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight games but still a great win for the blues.
Man City 5-1 Scunthorpe – Highlights here

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