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Bees sting Everton in League Cup shock

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 22 Sep 2010


Third tier Brentford knocked Premier League Everton out of the English Football League Cup on penalties in the shock result of the third round on Tuesday.

The Bees, 19th in League One, came from a goal behind against the Merseysiders to fight back to 1-1 at full-time.

Extra-time could not separate the sides and come the penalty shoot-out Brentford held their nerve, with the west London team on target with all four of their kicks and Everton missing twice to spark a joyous pitch invasion at Griffin Park.

Jermaine Beckford and Phil Jagielka were the unfortunate players who failed from 12 yards for David Moyes’s men.

Full-back Seamus Coleman had earlier given Everton a sixth-minute lead but Gary Alexander headed Brentford level four minutes before half-time.

Penalties also played their part across the capital as Samir Nasri scored twice from the spot in extra-time as Arsenal beat North London rivals Tottenham 4-1.

Henri Lansbury had given the Gunners a first-half lead at White Hart Lane, Robbie Keane equalised just after the interval.

Nasri struck twice after he had been brought down by Sebastian Bassong and Marouane Chamakh pulled back by Steven Caulker.

Andrey Arshavin added a fourth goal.

Burnley, now in the Championship, made it an unwelcome return to Turf Moor for former manager Owen Coyle as they beat his Premier League Bolton side 1-0 thanks to Wade Elliott’s 45th minute volley, ruled a goal after the linesman informed referee Mark Clattenburg the ball had crossed the line.

Stoke beat Fulham 2-0 after goals from Danny Higginbotham and Kenwyne Jones while another all Premier League clash saw West Ham win 2-1 away to Stoke City.

Nigeria international Victor Obinna gave West Ham their first victory over Premier League opposition this season with a 2-1 win at Sunderland.

The 23-year-old struck 14 minutes after the break after Sunderland’s record signing Asamoah Gyan had earlier cancelled out Frederic Piquionne’s opener for the visitors.


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