Arsenal 5 – 1 Sunderland
Stunning Arsenal held nothing back in tearing Sunderland into shreds in the Quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners’ fine run of form continued with another stellar performance, which earned them a ticket to the Semifinals of the England League Cup against the White Cats.
This makes it consecutive four wins for the Emirate Kings after the disbanding of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the captain by the side’s coach, Mikel Arteta.
Pepe’s 11th minute’s effort could only be deflected to the cross-bar. However, Eddie Nketiah put the Gunners ahead in the 17th minute with a loose corner kick effort by the White Cats, before Pepe doubled the lead ten minutes later via a deflected shot that found the roof of the net. The match ended up as 2-1 in the first half after N. Broadhead put one back for the League One side in the 31st minute. That made it six goals in six consecutive matches for the striker.
Nketiah doubled Arsenal’s lead in 49 minutes. The second goal for Nketiah made it his 9th goal in Carabao Cup in 9 appearances. He eventually secured his hattrick in the 58th minute with his back-heel. C. Patino crowned it all for the home side, also, scoring his first in red and white in the 91st minute when he Pepe nutmegged a Sunderland player and eventually passed the ball to him in the final yard of the box.
As Eddie Nketiah was celebrated for recording his first hattrick for the gunners, Folarin Balogun found himself in the book for a rough tackle on a Sunderland player. He was shown a yellow card in the 54th minute.This victory over Sunderland is a passage for the Gunners to the Semifinals of the competition
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