Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THAT WAS FOR YOU, JT; That Victory Was for You, Terry, Says Chelsea Boss; VILLAS-BOAS DEDICATES CUP WIN TO BLUES CAPTAIN AS QPR INSIST NONE OF THEIR PLAYERS WILL TESTIFY AGAINST TERRY IN FERDINAND RACE ROW

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THAT WAS FOR YOU, JT; That Victory Was for You, Terry, Says Chelsea Boss; VILLAS-BOAS DEDICATES CUP WIN TO BLUES CAPTAIN AS QPR INSIST NONE OF THEIR PLAYERS WILL TESTIFY AGAINST TERRY IN FERDINAND RACE ROW

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Byline: Tim Rich and Julian Bennetts

CHELSEA boss Andre Villas-Boas believes his team's unity in the face of adversity helped them to reach the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup last night with a win over Everton.

Daniel Sturridge scored the vital goal in extra-time as Chelsea triumphed 2-1 at Goodison Park despite having keeper Ross Turnbull sent off. It has been a difficult week for Villas-Boas after his team lost at Queens Park Rangers and skipper John Terry became embroiled in a race row with Anton Ferdinand.

Terry did not play last night but AVB said: "It is the spirit of the players that took us through and I think all the players would like to dedicate it [the victory] to John Terry."

The England captain is currently the subject of a Football Association investigation into allegations that he racially abused Ferdinand near the end of Sunday's match at Loftus Road.

The 30-year-old insists that he did nothing wrong and was only responding to Ferdinand's suggestion that he had been abused by Terry when he appeared to call the Rangers defender a black ****. Ferdinand does not agree with Terry's version of events and told QPR officials that he only became aware of what had happened when he received text messages from friends after the match.

It was believed that three Rangers players -- Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill and Shaun Derry -- had testified on Ferdinand's behalf when FA investigators visited the club's training ground this week to start compiling evidence.

This, though, was vehemently denied by Rangers today, whose spokesman said: "There is no truth in these stories whatsoever.

"None of the three players have been Continued on Page 70

Continued from Back Page called to give evidence or will be called to give evidence."

All three are understood to be furious their names have been dragged into the saga, with Derry not even on the pitch when the alleged incident took place.

The Metropolitan Police were today also still assessing an anonymous complaint from the member of the public. …

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