Rafael Benitez buoyant despite Swansea shock for Chelsea

Wednesday's result was the second surprise English League Cup semi-final first leg scoreline in as many days, if not as great an upset as fourth-tier Bradford City's 3-1 defeat of Premier League Aston Villa on Tuesday.

updated: January 10, 2013 11:47 IST
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London: Rafael Benitez insisted Chelsea had been unlucky after a 2-0 defeat in their League Cup semi-final first leg tie by Premier League rivals Swansea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Both Swansea goals in a backs-to-the-wall effort came as a result of two errors by Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

In-form Spanish striker Michu, signed for just £2 million ($3.21 million, 2.45 million euros) from La Liga side Rayo Vallecano, scored his 16th goal of the season in the 39th minute with a curling shot from the edge of the box after Ivanovic miscontrolled the ball.

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