Sunderland knocked Chelsea out of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night courtesy of an extra-time goal by
Ki Sung-Yeung to secure a 2-1 win to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 14 years.
Elsewhere, Manchester City booked their place in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a 3-1 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Mourinho made eight changes to his team after the 2-1 Premier League home win over Crystal Palace. Mark Schwarzer, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard, Kevin De Bruyne, Andre Schurrle and Samuel Eto’o all started. Branislav Ivanovic was suspended; Michael Essien, John Terry,
Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres dropped to the bench; while Petr Cech, Ramires and Juan Mata were all rested.
Gus Poyet made three changes to the Sunderland side that drew 0-0 at West Ham. Adam Johnson, Craig Gardner and Andrea Dossena came in, while
Borini, Ki and Phil Bardsley were benched. Steven Fletcher was not involved, while Jack Colback was
Chelsea took the lead early in the second half at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night as Lee Cattermole was adjudged to have scored an own goal, and looked on course to see the last-eight tie through to a conclusion.
But Fabio Borini came off the bench to fire home an 88th-minute equaliser from a tight angle to force extra-time, and Ki then kept his cool in the area two minutes from the end of the additional period to sensationally win the tie for the Cats, who join Manchester City in Wednesday’s draw for the next round.
Eto’o could have killed the tie off within minutes after he found himself in on goal with just Mannone to beat, but he steered his right-foot attempt wide
of the post.
However, Borini snatched a late leveller in normal time after Jozy Altidore’s shot had been blocked.
Schwarzer produced a superb save to keep out on-loan Swansea man Ki’s 114th-minute header, but there was nothing the 41-year-old could do to deny him four minutes later when he cut inside from Borini’s pass and thumped the ball into the bottom
Aleksandar Kolarov’s spectacular free-kick put City on their way, before Edin Dzeko netted either side of half-time to wrap up the win and ensure that a
solitary reply from Lloyd Dyer was of scant consolation to the hosts.
It took just eight minutes for the Blues, who put six past Arsenal on Saturday, to get back on the goal trail, with Kolarov firing a 30-yard thunderbolt into the top corner past a helpless Kasper Schmeichel.
The Foxes goalkeeper helped to keep the score down as City swept forward, but he could do nothing to prevent Dzeko nodding home from close range
on 41 minutes after he had been picked out by a clipped cross from James Milner.
The same combination helped City to add a third in the 53rd-minute, with Milner cutting the ball back for an unmarked Dzeko to drill low from 12 yards out.
Leicester were able to pull one back 13 minutes from time but Dyer’s strike, which flicked off Vincent Kompany to beat Joe Hart at his near post, failed to spark a dramatic fight back.