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The beleaguered boss, looking for some respite from his team’s awful form in the Premier League, found only more misery as Eden Hazard’s spot-kick was saved by Jack Butland after a 1-1 draw, giving Stoke a 5-4 shoot-out success.
The defeat was Chelsea’s fourth in their last six games in all competitions and will turn up the heat yet further on the under-fire Portuguese manager.The holders looked set to lose in 90 minutes as Jonathan Walters’ 52nd-minute goal, a fine shot on the turn from the edge of the area, put the Potters in front.
But Loic Remy, on for the injured Diego Costa before half-time, fired home in injury-time when the ball broke to him following a corner, and Stoke lost Phil Bardsley to a second yellow card shortly after.
But the hosts held on for penalties and after nine successful attempts Butland denied Hazard to send Stoke into the quarter-finals.Chelsea went into the tie with the sense of crisis around them having increased after Saturday’s trip to West Ham ended in another damaging Premier League defeat and saw Mourinho – subsequently hit once again by a misconduct charge from the Football Association – sent to the stands.
Talk has been rife of the Portuguese being on the brink of losing his job, and it will certainly be interesting to see what the future holds for him now after he failed to find any comfort in a cup competition he has won World Cup Soccer Cleats three times, including last season.
Mourinho named a Nike Womens Magista Obra strong starting XI featuring only three changes from the West Ham game, and his men made a lively start.
Butland did well to keep out a fifth-minute Costa shot, who then delivered a deflected cross which was kept out on the line by Glenn Whelan.
Oscar saw one effort palmed over by Butland and another curl across the face of goal, before Costa won a free-kick as he was sandwiched between Ryan Shawcross and Charlie Adam.
Not long after, the Spain striker, having just tried to muscle his way in as Butland punched away a Willian cross, was down on the turf while Marc Muniesa acrobatically fired on to the roof of the net at the other end.
And Women Soccer Cleats moments later – the visitors having threatened again via Ramires’ shot into the side-netting – Costa headed off and down the tunnel clutching his side, Remy replacing him.
Adam subsequently brought a save out of Asmir Begovic, before Eden Hazard’s shot was batted behind by Butland.
Begovic then made a great reaction save with his legs in first-half stoppage time to keep out a Walters strike.
The Potters forward would not be denied for long. Shortly after Nike Women Mercurial Superfly the interval – and the departure from the field of the injured Muniesa – Whelan teed up Walters, who had the space to turn and send a fantastic strike bouncing in off the underside of bar.
Kurt Zouma and substitutes Robert Kenedy and Bertrand Traore were unable to convert equaliser attempts, and Walters also missed a couple of chances to add to his effort.
Stoppage time then saw things dramatically turn in Chelsea’s favour, with Remy rifling in Zouma’s knock-down from a Willian corner and Bardsley being shown a second yellow card after a tackle on Kenedy.
The first half of the additional period saw Chelsea threaten through Hazard and a Traore header, while Marko Arnautovic looped a shot just wide of Begovic’s post.
Willian went close in the second 15 minutes and Butland saved from Traore with his feet before touching the ball away as it skidded Nike Womens Hypervenom II goalwards off Kenedy.
The England goalkeeper then proved the hero of the night – with Hazard the villain – as he made the decisive intervention in the shootout to send Stoke through to the quarter-finals.
Everton edged into the League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-3 penalty shootout win, having come from behind to draw 1-1 against Norwich City at Goodison Park.
Both goals came in the second half, with Sebastien Bassong’s opener cancelled out by Leon Osman.
The hosts then netted all four of their spot-kicks after extra-time failed to produce a winner, Wes Hoolahan seeing his penalty saved before Nathan Redmond fired over to consign the visitors to defeat.
Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku and Darron Gibson were the men to hold their nerve from 12 yards for the Toffess.
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began two months on the sidelines with a knee injury, the Everton defence was often exposed in their captain’s absence.
The backline’s uncertainty at set-pieces was punished by Bassong in the 51st minute but Roberto Martinez’s decision to introduce the creative talents of Barkley and Deulofeu in a double substitution visibly lifted his ailing team.
They were back on terms when long-serving midfielder Osman marked his second appearance of the season with a goal and the additional 30 minutes were required after Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles and his Norwich counterpart Declan Rudd both excelled.
Everton made no mistake from 12 yards with their efforts and the decisive contribution in the shootout would come from Robles, who denied Hoolahan before Redmond – influential during the match – blazed a woeful spot kick into the Gwladys Street End.
Riyad Mahrez missed the crucial penalty as Leicester City crashed out of the League Cup after a 5-4 shootout defeat at Championship side Hull City.
Mahrez, who had earlier put Leicester 1-0 up in extra-time before Abel Hernandez equalised to force penalties, took the first spot-kick of the shootout but was denied by Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.
All nine subsequent penalties were scored, with David Meyler netting Hull’s fifth and final kick to send the
Championship outfit into the League Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history with a shock victory over the Premier League high-flyers.
After a goalless 90 minutes, Leicester drew first blood when Mahrez turned home after Jamie Vardy’s initial effort had been saved in the 100th minute.
But in-form Hull striker Hernandez levelled on the stroke of half-time in the extra 30 minutes, and Steve Bruce’s players kept their cool in the shootout.