The Capital One Cup Final Opponents
So Manchester United have reached the final of the Capital One Cup following the success against rivals Manchester City, winning the first leg, and then the second leg. However, the second game to determine who the Red Devils would face was played later. Chelsea v Burnley. Chelsea were doing well in the Premier League, while Burnley were second in the Championship, eager to reach the Premier League next season.
In the first leg, Burnley traveled to London to play the Blues. Charlie Austin gave The Clarets an early lead, but his goal was cancelled out just five minutes later, with Juan Mata getting his name on the scoresheet. New boy Adrian then gave Chelsea the lead on 25 minutes. The boys went into halftime with Chelsea winning 2-1, a scoreline expected by many. Adrian doubled his tally and extended the lead in London, almost putting the game to bed. Charlie Austin managed to pull a goal back, giving the club another away goal on the 72nd minute, but couldn't manage to stop the win for Chelsea.
Chelsea took a lead to Burnley, and were the clear favourites to win. They probably would. The advantage of the first leg, world class players, high morale. It lined up to be a Chelsea vs Manchester United final.
The second leg kicked off. Adrian was starting for Chelsea, hoping to get more goals, with Juan Mata only making the bench. Charlie Austin was playing for Burnley too, hoping to get the vital goals. The first half an hour was bleak. Chelsea had the possession and looked comfortable. However, a moment of magic from David Edgar, the 25-year-old Canadian, gave Burnley a 1-0 lead. Now, as it stood, Burnley would go through due to their away goals. Chelsea needed a goal.
Chelsea pushed and pushed to get that goal before half-time. It didn't come. Instead, Sam Vokes would extend the lead for Burnley and make the challenge for Manuel Pellegrini and his side even harder. Two minutes into injury time is always a good time to score, but for Burnley, it was priceless. The Blues continued to push in the second half but the goal wouldn't come. Burnley had won the game 2-0, and were in the final of the Capital One Cup.
Burnley, a championship side, would face possible Champions of England, Manchester United in the Capital One Cup Final.