Chelsea 5: Manchester 4: another great game in Capitan One Cup
Chelsea signed their revenge against Manchester United in a spectacular new duel (5-4), who saw nine goals at Stamford Bridge, an endless fight, overtime included, that led Roberto Di Matteo's team to the quarterfinals of the League Cup.
After the clash between Arsenal and Reading on Tuesday, Chelsea and United, two of the most powerful clubs in the Premier, they offered a confrontation with all the essence of the competition. A single party. Bare chest. It was United that, immersed in the dynamics of last Sunday, in which he gave Chelsea his first league setback, went ahead with the goal of the Welshman Ryan Giggs to the 22 minutes.
But nevertheless, Brazilian David Luiz, when transforming a penalty, established the tie, undone on the brink of intermission by means of the Mexican Javier ”Chicharito” Hernández. The pressure from Di Matteo's team after the break paid off and Gary Cahill was back on balance. A great action by Portuguese Nani raised the euphoria of Alex Ferguson. Manchester United had victory in hand. It was considered the winner. But in the added time, Eden Hazard recovered the tension to the party, that led to the extension.
It was in overtime that Chelsea first took the lead.. Daniel Sturridge and the Brazilian Ramires put land in between. The tie took a turn. Until a new visiting effort, one final puff, gave for Ryan Giggs to score, penalty, United's room, without time or strength to overcome.
While, Michael Laudrup's Swansea left Liverpool on the road and reached the League Cup quarter-finals. The Spanish Chico Flores advanced to his team in Anfield. Nathan Dyer scored the second, Although the Uruguayan Luis Suarez gave hope to the “reds”. Finally, Canadian Jonathan De Guzman sealed Swansea's victory. An own goal by Jan Vertonghen and Simeon Jackson traced Tottenham's initial lead, through Gareth Bale, eliminated from the League Cup by Norwich (2-1). Clint Dempsey, In the last minute, scored a penalty for the London team, who was able to restore their hopes in the competition.