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Arsenal beat Chelsea to set up final against City

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By IANS Updated: Jan 25, 2018 11:03 pm
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London, Jan. 25 (IANS): English football giants Arsenal came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final here.
After a goalless first leg, the Gunners were off to a rocky start at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday when Eden Hazard put Chelsea in front after just seven minutes, reports Xinhua news agency.
Arsenal grabbed a fortunate equaliser five minutes later when Nacho Monreal’s header from a corner deflected off both Marcos Alonso and Antonio Ruediger past the helpless Willy Caballero.
Ruediger was unlucky once again as the Gunners took the lead when Alexandre Lacazette’s cross from the right hit the Chelsea defender and went straight towards Xhaka, who poked it past Caballero.
In the final, Arsenal will face Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium on February 25.
It will be Arsenal’s eighth appearance in the final and their first since losing to Birmingham City in 2011.

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By IANS Updated: Jan 25, 2018 11:03:18 pm