Football - Benitez's Blues breeze past Boro

Beleaguered Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez earned a little respite as his players defeated Middlesbrough 2-0 at The Riverside.

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Victor Moses celebrates scoring Chelsea's goal to ensure their passage through

A day after the manager had moved to play down reports of a rift with skipper John Terry, he saw the England defender lead his side to a place in the last eight where they face a mouth-watering trip to Manchester United.

The Blues took the lead when midfielder Ramires' 51st-minute shot flicked Fernando Torres, who knew little or nothing about it, and flew past keeper Jason Steele before the impressive Victor Moses made sure with a close-range finish 15 minutes from time.

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