Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea: Lukaku the matchwinner as Blues complete comfy comeback

Chelsea's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring Chelsea's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston...

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to score his first Premier League goal for 107 days, as the Belgium international defiantly dismantled Aston Villa’s backline once again during an eventful second-half ensuring they didn’t lose further ground in their title charge after defending champions Manchester City won a nine-goal thriller against Leicester elsewhere on Boxing Day.
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Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea (4-3 on pens): Sterling’s winner seals successive Carabao Cup win

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Carabao Cup final score, goals, news and updates from Wembley

Raheem Sterling converted the winning penalty, as Manchester City secured successive Carabao Cup Final victories at Chelsea’s expense during a nervy finish at Wembley.

The final itself – three weeks after City’s 6-0 league thrashing vs. the Blues – will always be remembered for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s actions after defying manager Maurizio Sarri’s instructions to be substituted late in extra-time.
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