Huge upset in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday as Ki Sung-Yueng’s goal in extra time gave Sunderland a shock 2-1 win in the League Cup quarter-finals over Chelsea, while Manchester City moved into the semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at Leicester.
It looked like an unimpressive Chelsea team were going to progress via a 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. He had never scored in English football since moving to Swansea from Celtic in 2012, and this was his first club goal since he netted for the Scottish giants at Hibernian in February 2012.
It was a lackluster performance by Jose Mourinho’s side, who once again looked short of ideas in the penalty box with a proven center forward.
In the other game, Man City were much too strong for the Championship side. The Premier League title challengers were on top right from the start and took the lead in the ninth minute when Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov whipped a fine 25-yard free-kick into the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel’s goal.
Leicester sit third in the Championship yet they offered minimal resistance and City increased their lead in the 41st minute. It was a sweeping move as Jesus Navas teed up James Milner and the England winger’s cross picked out Dzeko, who headed home emphatically from close-range.
Bosnian striker Dzeko struck again in the 53rd minute, this time scuffing his shot past Schmeichel from another Milner cross.
Leicester replied in the 77th minute through Lloyd Dyer’s deflected shot, but City, who haven’t reached the League Cup final since 1976, were never in danger of blowing their lead.
On Wednesday, the other two quarter-finals see Tottenham host West Ham in the north London club’s first match since the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas on Monday, while Manchester United travel to Stoke.