Newcastle send Chelsea crashing out

Newcastle send Chelsea crashing out

FT: Chelsea 3 Newcastle 4

Newcastle’s Shola Ameobi sent 10-man Chelsea crashing out of the Carling Cup with a 90th minute winner in a seven-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea, who lost Salomon Kalou and Yossi Benayoun through injury, had taken a sixth-minute lead through young left-back Patrick Van Aanholt only for United to storm back and lead at the interval thanks to goals from Nile Ranger and Ryan Taylor.

Shola Ameobi made it 3-1 to United before two goals from Nicolas Anelka (69, 86) looked to have taken the tie into extra time but Ameobi rose above Jeffrey Bruma to head the winner from a corner by Jonas Gutierrez.

In the 82nd minute, a cross from Lovenkrands was met by Ranger at the far post but Turnbull saved at the second attempt.

Chelsea sensationally equalised in the 86th minute when substitute Cheik Tiote was harshly adjudged to have fouled Alex and Anelka scored from the spot-kick.

Ferreira could have won it in normal time for the Blues in the 88th minute but his volley from a cross by Anelka smashed against the post.

But Newcastle earned a place in the fourth round when Ameobi rose above Jeffrey Bruma to head the winner from a corner by Gutierrez.

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