Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Mourinho Inflicts More Woe on Old Rival Wenger

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Mourinho Inflicts More Woe on Old Rival Wenger

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JOSE Mourinho extended his unbeaten record over Arsene Wenger to nine games in all competitions as his Chelsea side triumphed 2-0 at the Emirates in the Capital One Cup. In what was Mourinho's 200th game in charge of Chelsea, the Blues took the lead with a touch of fortune in the 25th minute as a looping ball caused confusion in the Arsenal defence and the unlikely figure of Cesar Azpilicueta ran through to get a toe on Carl Jenkinson's poor backward header.

There was nothing lucky about the second, however, as Juan Mata showed some fine skill before lashing home a right-footed shot.

It was a second successive home defeat for Premier League leaders Arsenal who face inform Liverpool on Saturday. Revived Chelsea go to ailing Newcastle at the weekend.

Fulham's patchy form continued as they were knocked out by Leicester in a 4-3 thriller at the King Power Stadium in their fourth round clash.

Hugo Rodallega gave Fulham an early lead but Leicester scored three in quick succession either side of half-time to take control.

Wes Morgan levelled in the 41st minute after Maarten Stekelenburg failed to hold a free-kick and Chris Wood put the Foxes ahead just before halftime when a blocked clearance fell kindly.

Then Miguel Ignasi headed in a third in the second half before Rodallega's quickly responded for Fulham then Giorgos Karagounis levelled with a late freekick.

But no sooner were they level than Lloyd Dyer struck what would prove the winner.

West Ham edged out Championship leaders Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor with both goals coming from the penalty spot late on.

Matthew Taylor got the first in the 76th minute after Jason Shackell brought down Kevin Nolan while Jack Collison tucked away the second in stoppage time after being fouled by Keith Treacy, who saw red to complete Burnley's misery. …

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