Chelsea revenge, Liverpool and Spurs dumped out

Updated: November 1, 2012

For the second night in a row, the League Cup dished out a dramatic night, this time at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea came from behind 3 times to defeat Manchester United 5-4. Defending champions Liverpool, were knocked out by boss Brendan Rodgers’ former side Swansea City 3-1 while Norwich City came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1.

One would have thought that Tuesday’s thrilling encounter between Reading and Arsenal wouldn’t happen again for some time, however Chelsea and United did their bit to try and emulate the excitement in a 9 goal thriller. Both sides sent out completely different teams to the clash between the two on Sunday, Chelsea because of injury and suspension, United in preparation of Saturdays big game against Arsenal.

United netted first through Ryan Giggs before David Luiz scored for Chelsea from the penalty spot. Javier Hernandez grabbed the lead back for United after another defensive mistake before defender Gary Cahill again levelled matters on 52 minutes.

United again went in front just before the hour mark thanks to Nani’s cool chip, but another penalty, this time from substitute Eden Hazard, sent the match into extra time. Daniel Sturridge, who had missed a host of chances throughout, nabbed Chelsea’s fourth by latching onto a poor backpass and there was even time for a Ramires goal and a Giggs penalty.

The draw for the quarterfinals sees Bradford take on Arsenal at home, while Leeds have been handed a home tie against Chelsea. Elsewhere, Swansea host Middlesbrough and Aston Villa travel to Norwich.