Swansea City 0 Chelsea 0; 2-0 on aggregate: match report
On a night of highs and lows, Hymns and Arias, Swansea City deservedly reached the first major cup final in their long history. Football itself reached a depressing first: a ballboy being kicked by a professional footballer for time-wasting.
In an extraordinary and deeply embarrassing incident, Eden Hazard reacted initially with frustration and then with total folly when ballboy Charlie Morgan, the son of a Swansea director, refused to release the ball with 13 minutes remaining and Swansea protecting their first-leg lead.
Morgan was clearly time-wasting, lying on the ball as if this were an Ospreys game at the Liberty.
Hazard put his hands to one side of Morgan, trying to loosen the ball, and then placed his hands on the other but still the ballboy would not yield possession. Hazard responded by kicking him and was dismissed by referee Chris Foy, ending any faint hope Chelsea had of getting back into his game.
Chelsea, clearly feeling contrite, asked for Morgan to come to their dressing room.