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John Terry led Chelsea
to its first trophy in two
years yesterday, scoring
the opener in a 2-0 vic-
tory over Tottenham in
the League Cup final.
At the heart of
Chelsea s defence still at
34, Terry helped to suc-
cessfully contain Totten-
ham throughout the first
half and then made the
scoring breakthrough in
the 45th minute when his
strike took a slight deflec-
tion off defender Eric
Chelsea s first trophy
since the 2013 Europa
League was secured when
defender, Kyle Walker,
deflected striker Diego
Costa s shot into the net
in the 56th minute.
A decade after Jose
Mourinho started his
Chelsea managerial career
by lifting the League Cup,
the competition gave him
the first title of his second
spell in charge. And it
ended his longest trophy
drought in management,
having last won the 2012
Spanish title with Real
Madrid before rejoining
Chelsea in 2013.
The Portuguese, who
collected the League Cup
twice in his 2004-07
Chelsea reign, remains in
contention this season to
also win for the Cham-
pions League and the Pre-
mier League. What made
Sunday even better for
Chelsea was second-place
Manchester City losing to
leave Chelsea five points
in front---now with a
game in hand.
For Tottenham it is the
second cup disappoint-
LONDON---Liverpool put a huge dent in Man-
chester City's title hopes with a 2-1 victory
which dramatically enhanced their own hopes
of a top-four finish.
Chelsea s involvement in the Capital One Cup
final had given Manuel Pellegrini s side a chance
to reduce the gap at the top to two points but,
as was the case last season, they were cut down
Jordan Henderson s brilliant opener was
matched by an equally good team goal from Edin
Dzeko but Philippe Coutinho s 75th-minute win-
ner eclipsed them all.
Coutinho, who twice set up Adam Lallana to
first shoot weakly at Joe Hart and then brilliantly
finish from a narrow angle only to be judged
marginally offside, was the instigator.
Pressing hard he robbed Vincent Kompany
and rode a challenge from the City captain before
laying off to Raheem Sterling, who gave Kompany
a torrid time in the first half, and he teed up
Henderson to curl a beauty over Hart and into
the top corner in the 11th minute.
Immediately the intensity went up a notch,
with Sergio Aguero breaking free of Skrtel and
beating Simon Mignolet but not the far post
with a left-footed shot.
It was end-to-end stuff, with the creative
Coutinho and equally mercurial David Silva run-
ning the show for their respective sides, although
an honourable mention should go to the pint-
sized Joe Allen, who was a giant in midfield
against players of huge size and even bigger rep-
Silva was increasingly finding space in front
of Liverpool s back four, the area where he is
most dangerous, and from there he crafted City s
The Spain international picked out Aguero,
whose sublime ball to Dzeko was deservedly
rewarded with a goal as the Bosnian slotted past
Mignolet for his 50th Premier League goal.
Attacks continued, with Aguero heading over
20 seconds into the second half and Sterling
bundling wide a Lallana cross, but the quality
level dropped somewhat.
In an instant it was raised again, in the 75th
minute, when Coutinho cut in from the left,
dropped his shoulder and unleashed an arcing
shot which dipped over the outstretched fingertips
A frenzied final 10 minutes saw Coutinho have
another shot deflected over, Bony escape with
a yellow card after appearing to lead with an
elbow on Lallana, substitute Daniel Sturridge
roll a shot wide with only Hart to beat and Silva
flash a shot just off target with the seconds
In the other match, Olivier Giroud bounced
back from a wretched midweek performance in
the Champions League to set Arsenal on its way
to a 2-0 win over Everton that trimmed the gap
to second-place Manchester City.
The France striker, who missed several chances
and was substituted early in a 3-1 home defeat
to Monaco on Wednesday, volleyed in Mesut
Ozil s corner to give Arsenal a 39th-minute lead
at the Emirates.
Substitute Tomas Rosicky added a second goal
from a deflected shot in the 89th to seal a seventh
win in eight league games, keeping Arsenal in
third place and only four behind City.
Giroud started despite his woes against Monaco
and the striker responded with a fourth goal in
his last four games. Everton was challenging for
Champions League football last season but now
is in danger of being sucked into the relegation
scrap. With only one win in the league since
December 20, Roberto Martinez s team is six
points off the bottom three and only threatened
sporadically against Arsenal.
Liverpool puts spoke
in Man City's chase
Terry guides Chelsea
to English League Cup
ment in three days, having
exited the Europa League
at Fiorentina on Thursday.
Two months ago to the
day Tottenham stunned
Chelsea 5-3 on January 1,
but the west London club
managed to largely thwart
Christian Eriksen and
Harry Kane this time.
The suspension of
Nemanja Matic led to cen-
ter back Kurt Zouma being
deployed as the defensive
shield. Despite Zouma
seeming unsure of his role
at the time, the defense
was marshalled master-
fully by Terry.
Much of the pressing
and threat came from Tot-
tenham earlier on.
When Kane was
brought down on edge of
the penalty area by Cesc
Fabregas, Eriksen s dipping
free kick hit the crossbar.
And after Kane carried the
ball forward from the
halfway line to the edge
of the area, the break-
through star of the season
saw a low shot saved by
Although Chelsea used
the final to rest first-choice
goalkeeper Thibaut Cour-
tois, Michel Vorm lost his
usual spot in goal for Tot-
tenham s cup games in
favor of Hugo Lloris.
The captain was beaten
on the stroke of half time
having had little to do
before then. William s free
kick was half cleared by
Dier and Terry s low shot
was then helped over the
line by the defender s
Lloris did limit the
damage before the break
by collecting Gary Cahill s
header, and then saving
Fabregas overhead kick at
the start of the second
But after Fabregas
threaded the ball through
to Costa, the Spain striker
beat Lloris at his near post.
It was game over. And a
fine intervention from
Terry in the penalty area
in the 87th prevented Kane
from giving Tottenham
any hope of a comeback.
"The first half was even,
but (the) second half we
controlled it a bit better
and deserved the win,"
Chelsea's John Terry holds up the trophy as he celebrates towards his teams fans
after winning the English League Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and
Tottenham at Wembley stadium in London, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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