May 19, 2019

Birmingham City 2-1 winners over Arsenal in Carling Cup

Awful mistake between Wojciech and Koscielny leads to Birmingham goal - Don't worry, be happy.

Obafemi Martins has become an instant folk hero in Birmingham City after his last gasp goal saw Birmingham defeat Arsenal 2-1 in the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

An awful defensive mix-up Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and defender Laurent Koscielny saw the ball fall to martin’s to tap it in for the winner, two minutes from time.

The victory is Birmingham’s only piece of silverware since 1963, and earns them a place in next seasons Europa League. Europe eh? Newswarped thinks it might be the first time some of those Birmingham fans will have been out of the country. We are sure they will be marvelous cultural ambassadors for England.

Earlier Nikola Zigic had given Birmingham the lead but Robin van Persie’s equalised before half time with a spectacular volley.