Tuesday the 30th October 2012 is a very special night in the history of English football. In a season where football has been surrounded by negative publicity regarding diving, racism and players being injured by supporters, Arsenal’s 7-5 victory at Reading last night reminded us all why we love the beautiful game as much as we do.
On the eve of Halloween, the game produced one of the freakiest score lines in the history of football in this country. The 12 goal thriller broke the record for the most amount of goals scored in a League Cup tie since its inception.
The game was incidentally not the first encounter featuring 10 goals or over in a competitive match for referee Kevin Friend. He has officiated in another of the top 10 incredible score lines in English footballing history. I will have incredible respect for those who can guess which one before encountering the list.