Jose Mourinho with his team had to work extra hard to reach the quarter final of Capital One Cup. Andy Mangan came on the 75th minute after scoring in the 84th seconds. He cancelled Didier Drogba’s opening which was hailed as intervention before Grandison.
In summer Micky Mellon, the boss of Shrewsbury got 17 players. The side was already filled with players who were home grown. The side already existed of loanees and transfers. James Collins the striker had a pay a price from Hibernian. Drogba survived from the draw of 1-1. James Wesolowski had to undergo a groin surgery had to be substituted by Liam Lawrence.
It was straight fourth win for Shrewsberry and Chelsea was worried out of enthusiasm. Connor Goldson the skipper won the battle against Drogba. Visitors were contained by Shrewsberry. Drogba gave a superb pass on to Mohhamad Salah and instead of shooting he just headed straight. Drogba was thrown offside as he steered past Leutwiler. In the first half the moment of concern was for Shrewsberry as they became little worried and were off track. From 12 yards itself Drogba cleared past the other strikers. Eight minutes after itself the game was levelled. Free-kick from Lawrence was knocked down and deflection occurred.
It took 13 minutes for the host team to equalise which is absolutely negligible. Home hopes was ended by Grandison who crossed low of William into his own net. The match was going up and down with turn of events after few minutes barely. Interesting though the course was it was also intensifying and at the same time an equaliser for the players of the respective teams. It was also a game of high speed and technical skill from Drogba which put him on strong hold and could sustain with Shrewsberry and others.