Chelsea has defeated Manchester United in a Capital One Cup match played at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Chelsea won the match by a close margin of 5-4 and knocked United out of the tournament. On Sunday, Chelsea was beaten by United in a Premier League match at the same venue. The Blues came into this match to take revenge and they succeeded in doing so.
At one point of time, Chelsea was trailed by 3-2 and there was only one minute left in the game. It seemed that Chelsea would have to suffer second consecutive defeat in two days, but, that wasn’t the case to be. Eden Hazard scored the leveller in the last minute of the injury time. The match was extended for the next half an hour. Chelsea scored a couple of goals in the extra time, on the other hand, United managed to find the net only once in those extra 30 minutes.
Daniel Sturridge took Chelsea ahead by scoring a goal in the 7th minute of the extra time. This goal was a result of the poor effort from Wootton. He tried to head the ball back to Lindegaard, but, he couldn’t place the ball well. Sturridge got the ball and he sent the ball past Lindegaard with a wonderful angular shot.
United got deeper into trouble when Ramires scored the fifth goal for Chelsea just a few minutes before the end of the game. Hazard set up the goal and Ramires gave the finishing touch with a clean strike.
United got a penalty in the last minute of the extra time and Ryan Giggs converted that penalty to reduce the lead to 5-4, but, that was too late for United.
Chelsea’s next match will be a Premier League encounter against Swansea City on 3rd of November at the Liberty Stadium.