Bradford stuns Villa, books place at Wembley

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Bradford AFC made history on Tuesday becoming the first fourth-tier side in over 50 years to reach the League Cup final after defeating Premier League Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday.

Villa were unable to claw back the 3-1 deficit from the first leg of the Capital One Cup encounter even though leading scorer Christian Benteke put them in front before halftime.

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This is one of the things I enjoy about soccer, the Cup competitions where your team could wind up playing anyone, anywhere. The other is relegation, which I find completely fascinating as well. Don’t think it would work in the US, mostly because of stadium costs, minor league affiliations and ownership groups, etc., but it would be fun to watch a last place MLB team battle it out with a AAA team for a place in the MLB the next season, no?

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