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Liverpool, Chelsea 1-1 after 1st leg of League Cup semi

Sterling's brilliant solo goal earns Liverpool 1-1 draw v Chelsea in League Cup semi 1st leg

Liverpool, Chelsea 1-1 after 1st leg of League Cup semi

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- Raheem Sterling's exquisite solo goal earned Liverpool a 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the first leg of their English League Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

Sterling canceled out Eden Hazard's first-half penalty when he picked up the ball 40 meters from goal, turned and sped away from Chelsea's defense before applying a low finish in the 59th minute.

Chelsea relied on a string of fine second-half saves from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to hold onto a draw, which gives the Premier League leaders a slight advantage heading back to Stamford Bridge for next week's second leg.

Hazard won and converted a penalty in the 18th minute in one of the few sights on goal Chelsea had in a defensive display at Anfield.

Tottenham plays third-tier Sheffield United in the other semifinal.


Updated : 2021-09-26 08:37 GMT+08:00