Posted: Tuesday December 11, 2012 5:22 PM

Villa beats Norwich 4-1 to reach League Cup semis

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LONDON (AP) - Aston Villa scored three goals in the final 11 minutes to beat Norwich 4-1 Tuesday and reach the League Cup semifinals.

Arsenal needed a late goal by Thomas Vermaelen to take fourth-tier Bradford to extra time in the other quarterfinal, which finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Andreas Weimann scored in the 79th and 85th minutes for Villa before Christian Benteke completed the victory in second-half stoppage time.

Norwich, on a nine-match unbeaten run in the league, went in front on Steve Morison's goal in the 19th minute. Brett Holman tied it two minutes later.

Villa manager Paul Lambert left Norwich in the summer and remains in a legal dispute with his former club.


ROME (AP) - Roma beat Atalanta 3-0 in the fifth round of the Italian Cup despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

Miralem Pjanic and Pablo Osvaldo put Roma up 2-0 and Mattia Destro added a goal shortly after halftime. Osvaldo drew a red card 10 minutes into the second half for an elbow on Atalanta defender Carlos Matheu.

Roma and Atalanta fielded lineups that were almost at full strength.
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