Thu, Nov 01, 2012 - Page 18 News List

Gunners rally to win 12-goal thriller

GOALFEST:Arsenal were 4-0 down in the first half at the Madejski Stadium, but then Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick as they fought back to win 7-5 after extra-time


“It was really disappointing,” Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill said. “We started off brightly in the game, but Middlesbrough forced their way into the game and in truth we didn’t create enough.”

It was a nervy night for Aston Villa, who only eliminated third-tier club Swindon Town 3-2 after Christian Benteke’s 90th-minute goal.

Villa appeared to be cruising to victory after goals from Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor before halftime, but Swindon substitute Miles Storey scored twice after the break to make it 2-2, before Benteke turned in a cross from Eric Lichaj.

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