Ki Sung-Yeung scores, knocks out Chelsea in League Cup

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:


The Tavern owner will come back with more on this. We have a video brief – it gives a glimpse of the electrifying moment:
Goal Sung-Yong Ki – Sunderland 2-1 Chelsea – 17… by all-goals-Highlights

Update: The draw result for the semifinals are in:

1st leg January 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.

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  1. There are lots of news around recently that Dortmund is reinterested in Ji and most likely will sign him. However I’m not sure whether this is GOOD for Ji or not. He can improve his skill and football at Dortmund training and at Dortmund reserve team and etc but I wonder if he’ll get any first team action there.

    • Yeah, I’m a bit puzzled as to why Dortmund is so interested in him. But, given that he isn’t getting any chance at Sunderland, I can only see it as a positive. I’m quite certain the training he would receive at Dortmund is better than what he is getting at Sunderland. I don’t imagine he’d get much in the way of first team action, but you never know. He left a good impression in Germany, so maybe some minutes here or there would be possible.

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