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Template:ImportTemplate:Infobox football match The 2007 Carling Cup Final was played on Sunday, 25 February 2007 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. It was contested between Arsenal and Chelsea, making it the first all-London final in the competition's history; the two sides had previously met in Cardiff for the 2002 FA Cup Final. The game ended 2-1, with Chelsea winning. Theo Walcott scored the opening goal, his first for Arsenal, while Didier Drogba scored both of Chelsea's goals to seal his side's victory. Drogba's goals were his 27th and 28th of that season, a record for him in English football.


Match detailsEdit

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CHELSEA:
GK 1 Template:Flagicon Petr Čech
RB 19Template:Flagicon Lassana Diarra Template:Yel
CB 26Template:Flagicon John Terry (c) Template:Suboff
CB 6 Template:Flagicon Ricardo Carvalho Template:Yel
LB 18Template:Flagicon Wayne Bridge
DM 4 Template:Flagicon Claude Makélélé Template:Suboff
CM 8 Template:Flagicon Frank Lampard Template:Yel
CM 13Template:Flagicon Michael Ballack
CM 5 Template:Flagicon Michael Essien Template:Yel
CF 7 Template:Flagicon Andriy Shevchenko Template:Suboff
CF 11Template:Flagicon Didier Drogba
Substitutes:
GK 40Template:Flagicon Henrique Hilário
DF 3 Template:Flagicon Ashley Cole
MF 12Template:Flagicon Mikel John Obi Template:Sent off Template:Subon
MF 16Template:Flagicon Arjen Robben Template:Subon
FW 21Template:Flagicon Salomon Kalou Template:Subon
Manager:
Template:Flagicon José Mourinho
Chelsea vs Arsenal 2007-02-25
ARSENAL:
GK 24Template:Flagicon Manuel Almunia
RB 31Template:Flagicon Justin Hoyte
CB 5 Template:Flagicon Kolo Touré (c) Template:Sent off
CB 6 Template:Flagicon Philippe Senderos
LB 45Template:Flagicon Armand Traoré Template:Suboff
RM 32Template:Flagicon Theo Walcott
CM 4 Template:Flagicon Cesc Fàbregas Template:Yel
CM 15Template:Flagicon Denílson Template:Yel
LM 2 Template:Flagicon Abou Diaby Template:Suboff
CF 30Template:Flagicon Jérémie Aliadière Template:Suboff
CF 9 Template:Flagicon Júlio Baptista
Substitutes:
GK 21Template:Flagicon Mart Poom
DF 20Template:Flagicon Johan Djourou
DF 27Template:Flagicon Emmanuel Eboué Template:Yel Template:Subon
MF 13Template:Flagicon Aliaksandr Hleb Template:Subon
FW 25Template:Flagicon Emmanuel Adebayor Template:Sent off Template:Subon
Manager:
Template:Flagicon Arsène Wenger

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Road to CardiffEdit

ChelseaEdit

Round 3Blackburn Rovers0–2Chelsea
Round 4Chelsea4–0Aston Villa
Quarter-finalNewcastle United0–1Chelsea
Semi-final (1st leg)Wycombe Wanderers1–1Chelsea
Semi-final (2nd leg)Chelsea4–0Wycombe Wanderers
 (Chelsea won 5–1 on aggregate)

ArsenalEdit

Round 3West Bromwich Albion0–2Arsenal
Round 4Everton0–1Arsenal
Quarter-finalLiverpool3–6Arsenal
Semi-final (1st leg)Tottenham Hotspur2–2Arsenal
Semi-final (2nd leg)Arsenal3–1Tottenham Hotspur (A.E.T.)
 (Arsenal won 5–3 on aggregate)

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