8 Mar 2010

Villa comeback earns them FA Cup final berth

5:48 am on 8 March 2010

Aston Villa staged a stunning second half fightback to reach the English FA Cup semi-finals with a 4-2 win at Reading.

After losing last weekend's League Cup final to Manchester United, Villa seemed to be heading for an embarrassing upset against Reading, the last remaining non-premier club in the competition, after conceding two first half goals.

But three goals within 12 minutes in the second half got them ahead, and John Carew completed his hattrick to see Villa through 4-2.

The holders Chelsea are currently hosting Stoke in the last quarter-final.