2005 Football League Cup Final


2005 Football League Cup Final

The 2005 Carling Cup Final was played between Chelsea and Liverpool at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Sunday, 27 February 2005. Chelsea won the match 3–2 after extra time.

Liverpool opened the game spectacularly, with John Arne Riise scoring inside the first minute, a League Cup final record. Chelsea dominated possession and eventually equalised when Steven Gerrard headed a Paulo Ferreira free-kick into his own net. Such was José Mourinho's pleasure at Chelsea's equaliser, that he was sent from the Chelsea dugout for his over-exuberant celebration of the goal — he taunted Liverpool fans by placing his finger to his lips. Despite this, Chelsea continued their dominance into extra time and two goals from Didier Drogba and Mateja Kežman gave them a commanding lead. A scrappy headed goal a minute later from Antonio Núñez — his only ever goal in his one-season spell at Liverpool — could not prevent Chelsea's win.

This was the game that kick-started a new era for Chelsea, who won the Premier League in the same season.

Match details

footballbox
date=2005-02-27
15:00
team1=Liverpool
score=2 – 3
(a.e.t.)
team2=Chelsea
report= [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/4279679.stm (Report)]
goals1=Riise goal|1
Núñez goal|113
goals2=Gerrard goal|79|o.g.
Drogba goal|107
Kežman goal|112
stadium=Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
attendance=78,000
referee=Steve Bennett (Kent)

References

External links

* [http://www.soccerbase.com/results3.sd?gameid=445968 Match report] at Soccerbase
* [http://www.lfchistory.net/viewgame.asp?game_id=4923 LFC History Match Report]


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