Bradford stun Aston Villa in League Cup semis

In English football action, 

4th division side Bradford City hammered Aston Villa 3-1 in this morning's League Cup 1st leg semi-final. 

At the Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford were leading 2-0, till Andreas Wiermann pulled 1 back for Villa in the 82nd minute. 

But just before fulltime, a bullet-header from Carl McHugh gave the home side its 3rd and final goal. 

And following today's upset win, the return leg at Villa Park will take place in 2 weeks. 

Switching to regional football action, 

The 2013 Malaysian Super League got underway last night, with title favorites Darul Takzim being stunned 3-2 by Pahang. 

In Kuantan, the team coached by Fandi Ahmad and spearheaded by several big signings in the pre-season, broke the deadlock through Safiq Rahim after 11 minutes. 

Former Spanish international Dani Guiza crossed the ball for the team captain to head in the opening goal. 

15 minutes later, Guiza sets up Malaysian striker Norshahrul Idlan Talaha for Darul Takzim's 2nd goal. 

But 4 minutes after the break, Pahang who are coached by Dollah Salleh were back in the game with a goal from Fauzi Roslan. 

The Johor-based club did have 3 more great scoring chances but fluffed them, while Pahang drew 2-2 in the 72nd minute through Fauzi again. 

And 8 minutes from the end, the Darulmakmur Stadium went into a frenzy when R.Surendran fired home the winner from close range. 

Meanwhile in other results from the opening night of the MSL, 

Selangor got their campaign up and running after recording a hard-fought 1-0 win over Negri Sembilan at the Shah Alam Stadium. 

Terengganu, under new coach E. Elavarasan, had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to FELDA United. 

And Perak defeated the T-Team 1-0 courtesy of a 93rd-minute own-goal. 

Onto local sports news, 

The 5th edition of the OCBC Cycle Singapore is set to take place over 3 days in April. 

This year's event will feature a new 24 kilometre folding bike category, called the Foldies Community Ride. 

And the event organisers are hoping to attract 12,000 riders of all ages. 

There'll also be 4 criterium races for elite riders including the professional category, which was won last year by Australia's Robbie McEwen.