Chelsea claims first silverware of English season

Chelsea claimed the first silverware of the English domestic season with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the English League Cup final at Wembley Sunday.

Chelsea had suffered a chastening Boxing Day defeat to the same opposition in the English Premier League, with Harry Kane starring, but the promising young English striker was kept largely quiet in the showpiece occasion.

The first half saw Tottenham edge the possession and carry more of the attacking threat, with Dane Christian Eriksen’s free kick rattling the Chelsea crossbar.

Liverpool, looking to boost its own chances of Champions League football next season, dominated after the break and deservedly took three points after Philippe Coutinho scored a superb late winner with a curling shot which flew past Joe Hart.

Arsenal stayed third by beating Everton 2-0 with Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky scoring late in each half to give the Gunners a boost after a Champions League defeat to Monaco in midweek.

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