Hazard scores wonder goal winner as Blues beat Liverpool 2-1 in Carabao Cup classic

By PAUL LAGAN

Pictures by SEAN GOSLING

Eden Hazard scored a brilliant individual goal as Chelsea came from behind to inflict the first defeat on Liverpool this season at Anfield winning 2-1 in the Carabao Cup third round tonight.

Emerson evades a challenge – photo by Sean Gosling
Cesar Azpilicueta in action against Liverpool. Photo Sean Gosling
Alvaro Morata. Picture Sean Gosling
Eden Hazard against Chelsea. Photo Sean Gosling
David Luiz heads the ball clear. Photo Sean Gosling
Alvaro Morat tries to chip Simon Mignolet. Photo Sean Gosling
Willian in action. Photo Sean Gosling
Skipper Gary Cahill and team-mates celebrate win over Liverpool with a fan. Photo Sean Gosling
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri. Photo Sean Gosling
Hazard scores the wonder goal. Photo Sean Gosling

With five minutes left on the clock, and the tie finely balanced thanks to second half goals from Liverpool’s former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge and an equaliser from Emerson, the mercurial Belgium midfielder shimmed through the Liverpool defence including Henderson, Fabinho, Keira, and Moreno, twice before smashing home the ball past Simon Mignolet to the delight of the Chelsea supporters

The video assistant referee (VAR) intervened to double-check that Emerson’s equaliser was not a result of him being offside.

The two sides meet again, this time in the Premier League, on Saturday at Stamford Bridge at 5.30pm.

 


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