Torres scores twice as Chelsea reach FA Cup semi-finals

Reuters, Sunday 18 Mar 2012

Fernando Torres scored his first goal since October and added a late second to help Chelsea ease to a 5-2 win over second tier Leicester City in a one-sided FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday

Fernando Torres
Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates his goal during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, March 18, 2012 (Photo: AP)

The 50 million-pound ($79 million) Spanish striker scuffed a shot into the Leicester net after 67 minutes to send the Stamford Bridge crowd into raptures and he found the target again with a deft header five minutes from time.

The win continued Chelsea’s revival under caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Liverpool host Stoke City in the last quarter-final later on Sunday.

Everton drew 1-1 with Sunderland on Saturday and the game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers was abandoned before halftime after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Muamba remained in a critical condition on Sunday.

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