'Blue billion pound bottle jobs’ - Man Utd legend pokes fun at Chelsea after Carabao Cup heartbreak

Chelsea were slammed by Gary Neville as "bottle jobs" following Virgil van Dijk's last-gasp winner
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Gary Neville took aim at Chelsea after Virgil van Dijk sank their hearts to win the Carabao Cup final.

Supporters were treated to an entertaining game despite the low scoreline, with several controversial talking points. The Blues thought they took a first-half lead through Raheem Sterling but a lengthy VAR check judged Nicolas Jackson to be offside.

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That is despite TV replays appearing to show Jackson level with Ibrahima Konate before crossing to Sterling. However, Chelsea were given a let-off of their own when referee Chris Kavanagh ruled out a Van Dijk header.

The red half of Wembley burst into pandemonium until Kavanagh was called to the pitchside monitor. Wataru Endo was penalised for blocking Dorde Petrovic’s line of vision from an offside position - causing fury online.

Potential red cards and penalty-box scrambles took place throughout the rest of the game, with fans left wondering how the game remained goalless. That was until Van Dijk snatched the game with another glancing header in extra time.

Chelsea’s surrender was met with fume by Neville - sitting next to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher in the commentary box. The Manchester United legend blasted Mauricio Pochettino’s side as the “Blue-billion-pound bottle jobs” as they were undone by a youthful and injury-stricken Liverpool team.

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Neville also insisted he had “no sympathy” towards Chelsea for letting the game drift in extra time. Pochettino’s men fizzled out in the closing stages - with penalties looming - and paid the ultimate price.

Liverpool lifted the trophy for the second time in three years, beating Chelsea on both occasions. As for the Blues, they take on Leeds United in the FA Cup on Wednesday - their final chance to win a trophy this season.

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