By Tony Attwood
On 31 January 2007 Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1 in the League Cup semi final second leg, to win the tie 5-3. Jeremie Aliadiere scored the winner in extra time to help Arsenal to a Carling Cup final against Chelsea.
For the first goal Emmanuel Adebayor slipped in Tomas Rosicky’s pass just 13 minute before the end. Mido headed a goal to equal the aggregate scores. But in extra time Pascal Chimbonda scored an own goal. It gave Arsenal their first League Cup final under Arsene Wenger.
Tottenham came at the game in true Tottenham style, and Phillipe Senderos had to come off to have stitches in a head wound. Then Ghaly had a go at Diaby at the start of the second half, as Arsenal took control with Walcott causing confusion in the Tottenham defence, and Denilson coming close.
For Arsenal’s second Aliadiere latched onto a slip from Rocha to score before Rosicky had a terrific run. His shot bounced off the post and in off Chimbonda seven minutes from time.
Arsenal: Almunia, Hoyte, Toure, Senderos, Traore (Clichy 63), Walcott (Rosicky 63), Denilson, Silva, Diaby (Fabregas 79), Aliadiere, Adebayor.
Subs Not Used: Poom, Flamini.
Booked: Denilson, Diaby.
Goals: Adebayor 77, Aliadiere 105, Chimbonda 113 og.
The main series