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Wednesday 30 November 2011

Man City and Liverpool progress in Carling Cup

Sergio Aguero helps Man City edge Arsenal, while Liverpool beat Chelsea

Sergio Aguero's goal secured a first win at Arsenal since 1975

Manchester City and Liverpool both booked their place in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup with away wins on Tuesday.

Sergio Aguero scored a late goal as City edged out Arsenal to go through to the last four.

Arsenal had their chances before substitute Aguero's goal in the 83rd minute to seal victory for the Barclays Premier League leaders.

It was City's first win at Arsenal in all competitions since the 1975-76 season when they won the League Cup.

 Man City won at Arsenal for the first time since the 1975-76 season

Two second-half goals from Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly saw Liverpool win 2-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Andy Carroll missed a penalty in the first half for Liverpool but Kenny Dalglish's side recovered to beat the Blues for the second time in 10 days.

In Tuesday's other Carling Cup match, Blackburn lost 2-0 at Championship high-flyers Cardiff.

Manchester United host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Wednesday in the last of the quarter-final ties.

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Key Points

  • Sergio Aguero scores late winner for City at Arsenal
  • Liverpool score twice after break to win at Chelsea
  • Blackburn knocked out by Championship side Cardiff