Fabregas gives Chelsea win at Leicester, Norwich beat Everton

Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:10pm EDT
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By Toby Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas gave his manager a reminder of his talents by scoring twice in extra time as they fought back from two goals down to knock Premier League champions Leicester City out of the League Cup 4-2 on Tuesday.

Spaniard Fabregas has played a bit-part role in Antonio Conte's Chelsea side since the start of the season, but produced two neat finishes in the space of two minutes to turn the third-round tie on its head.

Record eight-times winners Liverpool eased past Derby County 3-0, while Arsenal enjoyed a 4-0 stroll at Nottingham Forest.

It was a bad night, however, for Premier League sides Everton and Bournemouth, who exited the competition at the hands of second-tier opponents.

Everton were dumped out 2-0 at home by Norwich City, while Bournemouth suffered a 3-2 home defeat by Preston North End.

In the standout fixture, Chelsea seemed to be heading out when Leicester's Shinji Okazaki twice capitalized on poor defending to put the Foxes ahead.

But the Chelsea fightback began when Fabregas's corner was headed back across goal and over the line by defender Gary Cahill just before halftime and they equalized with a stunning volley from Cesar Azpilicueta four minutes after the restart.

With extra time approaching, Leicester defender Marcin Wasilewski was sent off for a second yellow card after a clumsy charge into Diego Costa, swinging the momentum Chelsea's way.   Continued...

Britain Football Soccer - Everton v Norwich City - EFL Cup Third Round - Goodison Park - 20/9/16
Norwich City's Josh Murphy in action with Everton's Yannick Bolasie 
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