Joe Cole´s decisive second-half strike broke Everton´s hearts and sent Chelsea to their third Carling Cup final in four years following a 1-0 win at Goodison.

The holders out-played the Merseysiders, who just could not find a way to cancel out Chelsea´s one-goal lead from the first leg.

Everton boss David Moyes´ side flirted with a first Wembley final in 13 years, but the tie slowly stretched away from them, and Cole´s 69th-minute goal ended any hope of Everton reaching their dream. It will now be Chelsea who will face Tottenham at Wembley on February 24.

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