What a result we had in the cup. Through to the last 8 of the league cup after beating chelsea, just.
After taking the lead early in the second half, we defended extremely well, right up until the last minute, conceding from a corner. Also going down to 10 men shortly after. However we held on through extra time, the lads ran themselves into the ground and got ourselves to the lottery of penalties, which I was extremely excited about.
I've been involved in a couple of shootouts before, winning 2 and losing 1. The wins coming against a local side for me Sunday league team when I was 14, the other aged 15 for England against the Germans in the final of Montague tournament in France. The loss against Korea in the 2012 Olympics. So it had been a while, and after each team had scored there first 4 penalties I was wondering if this shootout was ever going to end. Thankfully it did, Marko Arnautovic stepped up for our 5th penalty, and buried it like our 4 takers before him. Then up stepped Hazard, it almost felt like it was meant to be after the way that we had fought in that game, but I guessed right, and managed to get a strong hand on his penalty and send it over the bar. It felt so sweet to win under those circumstances, now we are into the hat for the next round.
Got to love football.