Bradford City's Rory McArdle celebrates after scoring
against Aston Villa during their English League Cup
semifinal match in Bradford, northern England.
Fourth tier Bradford City have continued their heroics
with a 3-1 home victory over Premier League Aston Villa in the
Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg.
Bradford, who had already disposed of Wigan Athletic and
Arsenal, took the lead when Nahki Wells scored from close
range in the first half before Rory McArdle doubled the
advantage after the break.
Villa squandered several good chances with substitute Darren
Bent guilty of arguably the worst miss of the night heading
over an open goal in the second half before Andreas Weimann
pulled a goal back late on for the visitors.
It proved to be a brief ray of light on a grim evening for
Villa, however, as Carl McHugh added gloss to the scoreline
with two minutes remaining.