18 December, 2013 - 09:12

Capital One Cup results: Sunderland shock Chelsea, Manchester City too strong for Leicester.

Capital One Cup results: Sunderland shock Chelsea, Manchester City too strong for Leicester.

Sunderland make a stunning comeback at The Stadium of Light to knock Chelsea out of Capital One Cup.

Sunderland 2-1 Chelsea

Chelsea opened the scoring on 46 minutes through Lee Cattermole who put the ball behind own goal line under pressure from Frank Lampard. The visitors were close to progressing but Fabio Borini equalized minutes from time before Ki-Sung Yueng made a brilliant effort in the dying minutes of extra time to drive the stadium mad and put Sunderland in the semis.

After the match Jose Mourinho complained about missed opportunities:
“We need to score goals to finish opponents because we feel very comfortable on the pitch. The possession of the ball becomes easy, the creation becomes easy.
“We had big chances to score goals, but we didn’t score. Every other game - here, Stoke, Newcastle, Everton - every game we have lost, every game, it’s the same story: chances and chances and football and football and not enough goals.”

The Black Cats manager Gus Poyet congratulated tsupporters with a stunning win:
“I’m pleased for the players and I’m delighted for the fans. This has been a very hard season for the fans, but when you find yourselves in the semi-finals, that’s something to enjoy.
“It’s a victory in a special manner, scoring right at the end of the game and right at the end of extra-time. It’s for them, for the players and for the fans.”

Leicester City 1-3 Manchester City

In-form Manchester City proved too strong for Championship title contenders Leicester City and were leading 3-0 courtesy of Kolarov free kick and Dzeko brace before giving away a consolation goal to Lloyd Dyer.

Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with a win:
“We knew it was not going to be an easy game because Leicester are a very good team, they were playing at home and were motivated. Leicester had possession of the ball in the last minutes but I think it was a professional performance in all senses.”

Nigel Pearson felt his side did the best possible against one of the best English teams: “We were beaten by a very good side but I think we were punished severely for one or two mistakes. I think the players deserve a bit of credit for trying to put them under pressure and we did get a goal back”.

Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham United and Stoke City face Manchester United on Wednesday.

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Author: Leon Smolski

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18 December 2013, 09:22

Why do wee managers like Mourinho or Mancini or Villas-Boas always look for excuses?? It's just never their fault!

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