Top 10: League Cup finals

3. Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool, 2005

Jose Mourinho’s first Chelsea trophy came in a match to be remembered for a captain’s own goal and a subtle celebration by the ‘Special One’. Trailing to a first-minute John Arne Riise special for most of the game, Mourinho had sent on forwards Eidur Gudjohnsen and Mateja Kezman – the latter for left-back William Gallas – when the previous summer's high-profile Chelsea target Steven Gerrard clipped a header into his own net with 10 minutes remaining. The Liverpool main man's misfortune was met with mirth by Mourinho, who scampered past Liverpool fans greeting them with a ‘shush’. He was subsequently sent off, but watched from the changing room as Chelsea won with extra-time goals from Didier Drogba and Kezman – and if you think that was the latter’s only meaningful contribution for the Blues, consider that Liverpool's late consolation was scored by Antonio Nuñez.


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