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Chelsea beat Arsenal as Wenger's Mourinho hoodoo goes on

Jose Mourinho got the better of old adversary Arsene Wenger again as Chelsea reached the League Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over London rivals Arsenal on Tuesday

Reuters, Wednesday 30 Oct 2013
(Photo: AP)

Chelsea went in front when Cesar Azpilicueta pounced on some poor defending to prod the visitors ahead after 25 minutes and Juan Mata doubled their lead with a rasping drive midway through the second half.

Wenger, who enjoyed a simmering feud with the Chelsea boss during the Portuguese's first spell in the Premier League, has not beaten Mourinho in nine attempts.

Manchester United comfortably overcame Norwich City 4-0 with two goals from Mexican Javier Hernandez, and late efforts from Phil Jones and Fabio, but there was an upset for Premier League Fulham who lost 4-3 at second tier Leicester City.

The West Londoners fought back from 3-1 down, but an 89th minute winner from Lloyd Dyer put themn out of the competition.

West Ham United beat Burnley 2-0 away in their fourth round match with late penalties from Matt Taylor and Jack Collison.

Second tier Birmingham City came back from 3-1 down to force extra time against Premier League Stoke City.

On Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur host Hull City in a repeat of their weekend Premier League fixture and Newcastle United welcome Manchester City.

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