League Cup roundup: Sheffield United shocks Saints, Chelsea also moves to semifinals

Posted: December 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


Filipe Luis’ wonderful free kick was his first as a Chelsea player, and helped the Blues into the semifinals of the League Cup with a 3-1 win over Derby County on Tuesday.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Chelsea, and were up 2-0 before Craig Bryson’s 71st minute tally for the Rams provided an exciting finish. But a red card was shown to Derby’s Jake Buxton in the 78th minute, and Andre Schurrle added a goal to restore Chelsea’s two-goal lead.

Chelsea also had a scare when a head injury to defender Kurt Zouma led to his being stretchered off the field at Derby.

The Blues will be joined by the winners of Wednesday’s quarterfinal games, and Sheffield United.

[ MORE: Remembering Beasley’s USMNT career ]

That’s because the Blades continued their Cup magic with a 1-0 upset win over Southampton at Bramhall Lane on Tuesday. Marc McNulty put home a rebound…

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