Below I have embedded some video highlights of the crazy record-breaking match that took place last night at the Madejski Stadium.
Credit must go to Reading, who put in a strong performance in the first half and gave Arsenal a major scare. Brian McDermot could have just played a boring, defensive game and hoped to nick a winner, but Reading really went at us from the start and took advantage of some truly terrible defending.
At 4-0 down after 37 minutes I don’t think that anybody could have predicted an Arsenal comeback, but Theo Walcott put in a stellar performance and the introduction of Olivier Giroud had a huge impact. There was even a good performance from Maroune Chamakh, who may yet prove to play an important part in the Arsenal team this season.
Reading 5-7 Arsenal(Capital One Cup)