The Straits Times
Published on Jan 10, 2013

Swansea stun Chelsea in fresh League Cup shock


LONDON (AFP) - Swansea produced the second surprise English League Cup semi-final first leg result in as many days after defeating Chelsea 2-0 at the European champions' Stamford Bridge ground on Wednesday.

If not as great an upset as fourth-tier Bradford City's 3-1 win over Premier League Aston Villa on Tuesday, Swansea's victory over their top flight rivals was still a surprise.

Both Swansea goals came as a result of two errors by Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

In-form striker Spanish striker Michu, signed for just £2 million (S$3.9 million) from La Liga side Rayo Vallecano, scored his 16th goal of the season in the 39th minute with a curling shot from the edge of the box after Ivanovic miscontrolled the ball.