07 March 2009

Photo Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira after Ferreira scored equalizer in Chelsea 3-1 Colchester, 19 February 2006


London, UNITED KINGDOM: Ricardo Carvalho congratulates Paulo Ferreira after he scored to equal the score at 1-1 during their FA Cup fifth round match at Stamford Bridge stadium, at home to Chelsea, 19 February 2006. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

According to BBC Sport, Sunday, 19 February 2006
On 37th minute Chelsea pulled level when Colchester were unable to clear a corner and Paulo Ferreira flicked in.

Chelsea dominated after the break and Cole scored with a close-range finish and a dipping shot from 20 yards.

The victory meant that Chelsea were in the draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. it was a difficult pitch in driving rain. The visitors took no notice of the form book and outplayed their Premiership opponents for large parts of the first half.

Garcia was superb in attack for Colchester, while Wayne Brown was a colossus for them in defence.

It was a sign of how impressive Colchester were in the opening half that Chelsea manager Mourinho introduced Frank Lampard and Joe Cole at the start of the second half. The introduction of those two players altered the course of the match as Chelsea took control of midfield.

First the Australian drilled the ball across the Chelsea box, an effort that prompted a hurried clearance from Robert Huth.

Then Yeates gave Chelsea another scare when he capitalised on Ferreira's poor positioning to drill a shot past Cudicini, only for the ball to rebound off the upright.

Just before the half-hour Colchester's ambitious approach was rewarded when Garcia drilled in a cross from the right for a second time and turned away in jubilation after Carvalho inadvertently steered the ball past Cudicini.

Stung by Colchester's goal Chelsea refocused their attack and within nine minutes they were level as Ferreira flicked the ball past Davison after a corner.

Chelsea should have taken the lead on 56 minutes but Drogba steered a header wide after Damien Duff had crossed.

As Colchester visibly tired, Davison twice made good saves to deny Cole and then Crespo.

But when Crespo next shot, Davison was unable to gather the ball and Cole pounced to put Chelsea in front.

Later, Cole capped a fine performance with a wonderful solo effort, flighting a shot over Davison's despairing dive.

Chelsea: Cudicini, Johnson, Huth, Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira, Diarra (Joe Cole 45), Wright-Phillips, Essien, Maniche (Lampard 45), Duff (Crespo 63), Drogba.

Subs Not Used: Carlton Cole, Pidgeley.

Booked: Paulo Ferreira.

Goals: Paulo Ferreira 37, Joe Cole 79, 90.

Colchester: Davison, Duguid, Baldwin, Brown, White, Yeates (Chilvers 73), Danns, Watson, Halford, Garcia (Williams 81), Iwelumo.
Subs Not Used: Izzet, Gerken, Elokobi.

Goals: Ricardo Carvalho 28 og.

Att: 41,810

Ref: D Gallagher (Oxfordshire

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