Manchester United clinched a fine 2-1 victory in the Carabao Cup, Wednesday, at the Stamford Bridge to record back-to-back away wins at Chelsea for the first time since February 1998, leaving behind a sulking Chelsea boss to rue the loss.
Blues manager Frank Lampard has maintained that the Red Devils got lucky with a strike ‘out of the blues’ as his team where the better side overall.
Manchester United went through to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup after a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, thanks to two goals from Rashford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men led 1-0 at the break, with Rashford scoring from the penalty spot, however, Chelsea equalised shortly after the break, with Batshauyi scoring a terrific solo goal to make it 1-1 and it looked like the Blues would go on and win it.
However, Rashford popped up with a stunning free-kick late on, to send Solskjaer’s side into the next round of the competition.
“There weren’t many chances in the first half. In the second half we showed the energy I wanted. We created chances and dominated the game,” Chelsea boss Frank Lampard told BBC Radio after the encounter as monitored by Soccernet.ng.
“They got a bolt out of the blue to win the game. It’s an amazing goal, you can’t do anything about that. We felt like we were going on to win the game at that stage.
The loss to United halted Chelsea’s string of wins as the Blues had claimed victories in their last seven games in all competitions but Lampard knows no team can keep winning forever.
“[The winning run ending was] always going to happen. You can’t go on forever. Even [Manchester] City and Liverpool lose at some point,” he adds.
“We changed the team a lot today, made a lot of changes. I thought we were the better team in general play.”
Chelsea will now turn their attentions back to the Premier League, they travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday to face Watford. Meanwhile, United travel to Bournemouth.