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Arsenal humbled by Bradford in League Cup

Updated: December 11, 2012, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Arsenal was eliminated in the League Cup quarterfinals with an embarrassing loss to fourth-tier Bradford, falling 3-2 in a penalty shootout Tuesday.

Thomas Vermaelen failed to convert the decisive spot kick for the Premier League giants, having earlier scored an 87th-minute equalizer to take the game into extra time. The match finished at 1-1 after 120 minutes, despite Arsenal fielding a near full-strength team.

Aston Villa joined Bradford in the semifinals by beating Norwich ...

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