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October 27, 2011 12:30 AM IST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 23070‎
 
83′ Louis Saha
 
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Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge
Chelsea FC
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Everton 1-2 Chelsea (AET): Daniel Sturridge Hits Extra-Time Winner As Both Sides Finish With 10 Men In League Cup Classic

Blues won a brilliant game that had thrills, spills, penalty misses and early baths. Anelka and Baines missed their spot-kicks, whilst Turnbull and Drenthe saw red.

By Michael Lightfoot

Carling Cup,Ross Turnbull,Lee Mason,Everton v Chelsea
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Chelsea progressed to the Quarter Finals of the League Cup at the expense of hard-battling Everton in a truly crazy encounter that saw both sides finish with ten men.

The opening stages of the game ebbed and flowed with both teams coming close to opening the scoring - Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku's second minute shot drifted wide before Everton's Louis Saha made goalkeeper Ross Turnbull work twice inside the first 10 minutes.

Josh McEachran caused mayhem in the Toffees' box after quarter of an hour, his shot was blocked by Sylvain Distin before being brought down for a penalty by Johnny Heitinga. But Nicolas Anelka missed the spot kick and gave the home side respite.

Everton responded quickly after that with Russian Diniyar Bilyaletdinov shot forcing a save from Turnbull, whilst Heitinga tried to make up for his challenge in the box by shooting from distance but his shot sailed effortlessly wide.

Lukaku and Bilyaletdinov exchanged chances before Salomon Kalou opened the scoring after 37 minutes from just outside the area after good work by Ryan Bertrand, his chipped shot was missed completely by Mucha who tried to claw it back before it went over the line but he failed.

The second-half proved to be even more entertaining than the first with Kalou and Anelka testing a nervy Mucha before his counterpart Turnbull was sent off for bringing down Saha just after the hour.

Andre Villas-Boas responded by bringing on number one goalkeeper Petr Cech - for the impressive Lukaku - just in time for the penalty and what an inspired substitution it was.

He made a double-penalty save from Leighton Baines and then moments later produced another save from Bilyaletdinov to keep his side in front.

The home side started to take control of proceedings with the one-man advantage and came close to equalising through Royston Drenthe but his shot just went over.

With seven minutes remaining Louis Saha headed in subsitute Seamus Coleman's cross - who had just come on - as the host's pressure finally paid off.

Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi both went close to putting the Toffees in front and Coleman hoofed a Florent Malouda chance away at the other end in the dying embers of the 90.

The last chance of normal time came from goalscorer Saha who shot a foot wide through a host of players.

Everton pushed hard in the first-half of extra-time looking for the all in important winning goal without really threatening the goal, whilst Chelsea relied on the pace of substitute Daniel Sturridge on the counter.

The second-half of extra time saw the hosts reduced to ten-men as well, Drenthe's over enthusiastic challenge on Bertrand giving Chelsea the impetus.

Anelka had a chance to make up for his earlier penalty miss but his shot came back off the post after Baines got back to get a sliding touch on it before Sturridge mis-cued at the wrong time following work from Branislav Ivanovic.

But Sturridge went from villain to hero minutes later, tapping in from close range after Mucha could only parry Florent Malouda's long-range drive to see the visitors in the hat for the next round.


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Everton

1
Jan Mucha
Goalkeeper
2.00
3
Leighton Baines
Defender
3.00
4
John Heitinga
Defender
2.50
15
Sylvain Distin
Defender
3.50
-
2.50
10
Royston Drenthe
Midfielder
75′ 107′
3.00
17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
3.00
18
Phil Neville
Defender
46′
3.00
25
Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder
20′
3.00
17
Jack Rodwell
Midfielder
78′
3.00
8
Louis Saha
Striker
83′
4.00

Chelsea FC

2.00
21
Ross Turnbull
Goalkeeper
58′
2.50
4
David Luiz
Defender
2.50
33
Alex
Defender
23′
3.00
23
3.00
2
3.00
6
Oriol Romeu
Midfielder
3.00
15
3.00
51
Josh McEachran
Midfielder
64′
2.50
17
3.00
8
3.00
39

Substitutes

24
0.00
2
3.00
23
3.50
20
0.00
21
Leon Osman
Midfielder
0.00
11
3.00
27
0.00

Substitutes

3.50
1
Petr Cech
Goalkeeper
60′
0.00
20
0.00
8
Frank Lampard
Midfielder
3.00
12
John Obi Mikel
Midfielder
64′ 76′
0.00
8
Juan Mata
Striker
0.00
9
3.50
15

Coach/Manager

-
0.00

Coach/Manager

 
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  • Own Goal
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  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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