Football: Cole Lights Blues' Fire in Time for Final Fling ; Middlesbrough 0 Chelsea 2 Cole 38, Zenden 43 Half-Time: 0-2 Attendance: 28,686
Barnes, Scott, The Independent (London, England)
Chelsea's composure suffered a nasty shock just minutes before kick-off when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was withdrawn from the line- up, but the 18-year-old Carlton Cole steadied the nerves by scoring on his full debut as the cup finalists dismissed Middlesbrough with contemptuous ease.
Apart from Cole, who has scored 37 goals in junior teams this season, Chelsea's only other change was a rest for Eidur Gudjohnsen. Middlesbrough's injury crisis was easing, allowing them to make five changes to the side which lost at Ipswich in midweek. Alen Boksic, though, was missing as was England's Gareth Southgate, nursing a broken nose.
Kick-off was delayed for 10 minutes by a …
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Publication information: Article title: Football: Cole Lights Blues' Fire in Time for Final Fling ; Middlesbrough 0 Chelsea 2 Cole 38, Zenden 43 Half-Time: 0-2 Attendance: 28,686. Contributors: Barnes, Scott - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 28, 2002. Page number: 2. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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