Supreb Nketiah hat-trick sends Arsenal to League Cup semi-finals – SPORT NEWS PEDIA

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Eddie Nketiah continued his prolific Carabao Cup form with a clinical hat-trick when Arsenal eliminated League One Sunderland to reserve his place in the semi-finals.

The forward turned from close to open the scoring after a header from Rob Holding got in his way and Nicolas Pepe soon doubled the hosts’ lead.

That seemed to have put the Gunners in control only for Sunderland to respond when Nathan Broadhead coldly cut Bernd Leno hurtling from Elliot Embleton’s superbly weighted pass.

But Nketiah deftly spun on a low cross from Nuno Tavares just after the break to reestablish the lead. However, the 22-year-old saved the best for last, tossing a pass from Pepe between his legs and past goalkeeper Lee Burge.

18-year-old Arsenal rookie Charlie Patino capped off a magnificent night for the Gunners with a fifth in injury time at Emirates Stadium.

Sunderland was competitive but despite Embleton huddling against a post from afar, the visitors struggled to contain their top-flight hosts and it was a comfortable victory for Mikel Arteta’s men.

Arsenal will discover their last four opponents on Wednesday when the draw takes place after Tottenham host West Ham.

Nketiah shines as Patiño shows potential
Arteta celebrated his second anniversary as Arsenal manager on Monday and while he has already delivered the cutlery in the form of the 2019-20 FA Cup, he feels for the first time that the Spaniard is beginning to see the philosophy take hold. desired of him.

Without the distraction of European football, the Gunners are fourth in the top flight and can now look forward to a cup semi-final as well.

Despite having Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers lost after positive Covid tests, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles absent due to illness, Arteta was still able to make nine changes from the side that beat Leeds 4-1.

League Cup specialist Nketiah was one of those who arrived and produced a scoring performance that will have him knocking on the door for more first-team participation.

The forward has now scored five in three games in Arsenal’s run to last four, but has only seen 38 minutes of Premier League action this season and reportedly turned down a new contract, with his current contract ending in summer.

Nketiah scored all three of his goals from around the six-yard area as the poacher made the first game with his knee, crossed his marker to steer the ball off Tavares for his second and then added a delicious third.

Pepe got Arsenal’s second in the 27th minute, finishing smartly after combining on the right with Cedric Soares, and it looked like Arsenal were sailing, only for Sunderland to respond four minutes later.

Embleton had nearly scored a rare own goal before, deflecting a pass to his own crossbar from his, but he measured an excellent pass on Broadhead’s way for the loan from Everton to finish off a quick counterattack.

That was the first time Arsenal conceded in competition this season and took control after the restart when Nketiah completed his hat-trick in the 58th minute.

That allowed Arteta to bring in teenage Patiño, born during the Gunners’ Invincibles 2003-04 season, and the midfielder wedged into Pepe’s corner of the ball just 11 minutes after his first appearance as a senior.

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