[Updated - Bradford City dramatically booked their place in the Capital One Cup Semi-Finals with a penalty shoot-out victory over Arsenal]
] Bermuda’s Nahki Wells and his Bradford City team mates will face Premier side Arsenal in the League Cup quarter-finals today [Dec 11].
The game will begin soon, and for those that are home please tune into CableVision channel 22/ESPN to watch the 22-year-old Bermudian in action. As of 3.30pm ESPN is showing a pre-game show.
Update 3.44pm: For anyone stuck at work, you can follow live updates on the Guardian’s blog, where they have posted Bermuda’s Nahki Wells is the “one to watch in the City side”
Update 3.45pm: Nahki Wells has a mention even before the game begins, with the ESPN commentator saying “All eyes will be on Nahki Wells.”
Update 3.53pm: Wells fired on goal in the first few minutes.
Update 4.01pm: Bradford has scored, they are now up 1-0. Goal was scored by Garry Thompson, and came from a free kick drawn by Wells.
Update 4.29pm: The game has gone to half time with the score remaining 1-0. Wells received numerous mentions, with the ESPN commentators being extremely flattering about his football skills.
Update 4.47pm: The second half is about to get underway, and in the first half recap the ESPN commentator said “The Bermudian Nahki Wells has impressed.”
Update 4.55pm: Score remains 1-0. ESPN continues to lavish praise on Nahki Wells, this time saying his “reputation has been enhanced by his performance” thus far.
Update 5.13pm: Wells received a yellow card
Update 5.17pm: Wells has been taken off, receiving a well deserved standing ovation from the crowd. As he went off the ESPN commentator said: “He’s been nothing but superb for Bradford tonight…”
Update 5.32pm: Arsenal have equalized, the score is now 1-1.
Update 5.41pm: The score was 1-1 and the end of 90 mins, and the game has now gone into extra-time
Update 6.14pm: Extra time ended 1-1, it will now go to penalties
Update 6.22pm: Arsenal has missed 1 penalty, and had another saved.
Update 6.24pm: Game over…Bradford has beaten Arsenal!
- Bradford – Nathan Doyle – Scored
- Arsenal – Santi Cazorla – Saved
- Bradford – Gary Jones – Scored
- Arsenal – Marouane Chamakh – Missed
- Bradford – Stephen Darby – Saved
- Arsenal – Jack Wilshere – Scored
- Bradford – Alan Connell – Scored
- Arsenal – Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain – Scored
- Bradford – Ritchie Jones – Saved
- Arsenal – Per Mertesacker – Missed
Update 6.53pm: ITV reports “Arsenal suffered an embarrassment of epic proportions as they lost on penalties to a battling Bradford side whose achievement should rank among football’s all-time giant-killing feats.”
“The 23,971 sell-out crowd, Bradford’s biggest since 1960, had groaned as the teams were read out but they were soon cheering when their top-scorer Nahki Wells out-muscled Vermaelen and forced a sprawling save from Wojciech Szczesny.”