Michu 39 Graham 90
KO: 09/01/2013 - 19:45 | Venue: Stamford Bridge
Michu: Another Swansea goal

Michu: Another Swansea goal

Goals from Michu and Danny Graham gave Swansea a shock 2-0 League Cup first leg lead from their away tie at Chelsea.

Blues' defender Branislav Ivanovic was at fault for both goals which came at the end of each half of the game at Stamford Bridge and the Swans now have two away goals for the home leg at the Liberty Stadium in a fortnight.

Chelsea went close on 11 minutes when good build up play involving Eden Hazard and Oscar created an opportunity for Ramires but he could only toe-poke his shot at Gerhard Tremmel from inside the area.

Michu had Swansea's first strike on goal from distance on 21 minutes but it was fairly comfortable for Ross Turnbull.

Juan Mata then side-footed straight at Tremmel when in a good position on 26 minutes, before he fired just past the far post following a clever flick from Oscar just after the half-hour.

Chelsea were made to pay for their profligacy on 39 minutes when Ivanovic was caught in possession by Jonathan de Guzman and he played in Michu to coolly convert his 16th goal of the season.

Ivanovic almost made amends two minutes before the interval but his effort was parried away by Tremmel.

Chelsea struggled to find a way through a stubborn Swans' backline in the second half with David Luiz going close with a low strike from the edge of the area which Tremmel got down well to save on the line on 58 minutes.

Frank Lampard tested Tremmel from outside the area and Demba Ba failed to hit the target with two late headers.

However, Ivanovic pressed the self-destruct button in stoppage time with a back-pass straight into the path of Graham who went round Turnbull and fired into the empty net to put the Swans' a step closer to Wembley.


  1 Turnbull
  2 Ivanovic
  4 David Luiz
  24 Cahill
  3 Cole
  28 Azpilicueta
  11 Oscar sub *** (83)
  7 Ramires sub * (71)
  9 Torres sub ** (81)
  17 Hazard E
  8 Mata

On The Bench

  40 Hilario
  57 Ake
  34 Bertrand
  8 Lampard sub *
yellow card 19 Ba sub **
  21 Marin sub ***


  25 Tremmel
  6 Williams A
yellow card 4 Chico
  33 Davies
  22 Rangel
  17 Ki
  20 de Guzman
yellow card 11 Hernandez
  7 Britton
  9 Michu sub ** (83)
  15 Routledge sub * (62)

On The Bench

  1 Vorm
  16 Monk
  19 Tiendalli sub *
  10 Agustien
  26 Graham sub **
  9 Shechter
  12 Dyer
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