Minnows Bradford City stun Aston Villa, into League Cup final

For Paul Lambert's Villa, it was the latest embarrassment in a disappointing season that has seen them thrashed 8-0 by Chelsea and slip to within one place of the Premier League relegation zone.

updated: January 23, 2013 11:12 IST
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Birmingham: Fourth-tier Bradford City continued their League Cup fairytale by completing a sensational 4-3 aggregate semi-final win over Aston Villa on Tuesday that sent them into the final.

James Hanson cancelled out Christian Benteke's opener for Villa and although Andreas Weimann's 89th-minute goal gave the hosts a 2-1 win, it could not stop Bradford from qualifying for a first major final since they won the 1911 FA Cup.

League Two side Bradford, who had previously accounted for Arsenal and Wigan Athletic in the competition, become the first team from England's fourth level to reach the League Cup final since Rochdale in 1962.

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