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Football: Ki sinks Chelsea in League Cup thriller

Published on Dec 18, 2013 6:45 AM
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Sunderland's Ki Sung Yueng (right) celebrates scoring during their English League Cup quarter-final soccer match against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, on Dec 17, 2013. Ki stunned Chelsea as the Sunderland midfielder's first goal for the club sealed a shock 2-1 win in the League Cup quarter-finals. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - South Korea's Ki Sung Yueng stunned Chelsea as the Sunderland midfielder's first goal for the club sealed a shock 2-1 win in the League Cup quarter-finals, while Manchester City swept into the last four with a 3-1 victory at Leicester on Tuesday.

Gus Poyet's team had been on the verge of defeat at the Stadium of Light after goal-line technology was used for the first time in the League Cup to give Chelsea the lead through Lee Cattermole's own goal in the opening minute of the second half.

But Fabio Borini equalised for the Premier League's bottom club in the 88th minute and Ki sent Sunderland into the semi-finals with a cool finish two minutes from the end of extra-time.

It was Ki's first goal in 13 appearances for the Black Cats since his loan switch from Swansea, with whom he won the League Cup last season, in September.

 
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