28 Feb '11, 12am

Birmingham keeper Ben Foster said Arsenal's Koscielny was to blame for the Gunners' 2-1 loss in the Carling Cup

Birmingham keeper Ben Foster said Arsenal's Koscielny was to blame for the Gunners' 2-1 loss in the Carling Cup

Birmingham keeper Ben Foster said Laurent Koscielny (above) was to blame for the howler that gave his side the win over Arsenal. -- PHOTO: AFP WEMBLEY (England) - BIRMINGHAM goalkeeper Ben Foster, who made a string of key saves in the League Cup final against Arsenal, cleared counterpart Wojciech Szczesny of blame for the blunder that led to the late winner. Szczesny and Arsenal center back Laurent Koscielny both went for Nikola Zigic's long pass into the box. The ball landed at the feet of Birmingham striker Obafemi Martins, who slid it into the net in the 89th minute to give his team a 2-1 win on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Foster told The Associated Press that he believes Koscielny was at fault and that Szczesny had probably called to take the ball. 'The center half kind of just got involved when he didn't really need to,' Foster said. 'I thought the goalkeeper probably ...

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