Who could’ve predicted this? Already having played 118 minutes, just a minute and a half remaining, Ki Sung-Yeung came off the bench and scored the game winner for Sunderland, in the process knocking out Chelsea in a League Cup quarterfinal match.
This is the news that greeted me moments after the spectacular strike by Ki:
@taeguk_warrior KI WITH THE WINNER VS CHELSEA!!! Last minute of extra time!!!
— Christian J. Harris (@cjharris07) December 17, 2013
Update: The draw result for the semifinals are in:
Sunderland will play Manchester United in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.
— Sunderland AFC (@SAFCofficial) December 18, 2013
1st leg January 6 at Stadium of Light / 2nd leg January 20th at Old Trafford.
1st Leg January 7th at Stadium of Light / 2nd leg January 22nd at Old Trafford
Meanwhile there’s been a flurry of news reports, articles and prognosticating since the victory. We’ll put up some of the media reports in the aftermath, but I’d thought I’d link up to Sunderland’s official website interview with Ki that immediately followed the match. Here’s an excerpt:
“It was my first goal in England and for it to come at this moment – a cup quarter final – it’s something I never expected.
“It’s a great feeling. I want to score more goals.” –Ki
*Minor addition from Jae* I can’t embed the video here, but Sky Sports spoke with Lee Cattermole and Ki Sung-Yueng after the match. It seems like he rarely gets interviewed by English-media, so I think this is the first time I’ve heard Ki speak English (or maybe I just don’t listen to enough post-match interviews). There’s nothing particularly interesting in it, but for those who are interested.