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Arsenal drew level in the 31st minute through a fine diving header from Alexandre Lacazette but City took charge after the break.

Josh Dasilva's victor took Brentford through to the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time in their history.

The England midfielder turned provider for the fourth, Laporte guiding home his lovely curling centre to leave Arteta (below) licking his wounds.

The holders were given a helping hand by Arsenals backup goalkeeper Rnar Alex Rnarsson, who fumbled a free-kick attempt by Riyad Mahrez with the score at 1-1 at the start of the second half and saw the ball squirm behind him into the net.

Newcastle, who are 12th in the Premier League with 18 points from 13 games, face Manchester City on Boxing Day before hosting champions Liverpool on December 30.

OUT on a first cup semi-final in 15 years after they slumped to a 1-0 Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat at Brentford, who reached the last four of a major cup for the first time.

Josh Dasilva fired in a brilliant volley midway through the second half to seal the win for the Bees.

Phil your boots Foden nets City’s third while Jesus enjoys his early strike
Phil your boots Foden nets City’s third while Jesus enjoys his early strike

They almost conceded again after a Christian Norgaard header after a long throw-in, only for Karl Darlow to produce a great stop.

The Tyneside club are now 12th in the Premier League.

"We have to keep our feet on the ground because there are some big teams left in the cup", Dasilva said.

'We played a Premier League team who put potentially their strongest team out and we still beat them with a better performance and made changes'.

Newcastle striker Callum Wilson forced a good save from Luke Daniels early on with a powerful shot from an acute angle. West Brom, Southampton, Fulham and now Newcastle have all come unstuck against Thomas Frank's side.

The other two quarter-finals take place on Wednesday when Tottenham Hotspur visit Stoke City and Everton host Manchester United.