Chelsea’s Torres ends five-month goal drought

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Updated March 18, 2012

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres scored his first goal since October in their FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Spaniard, who cost 50 million poundswhen he moved from Liverpool in January 2011, side-footed home from close range to put Chelsea 3-0 ahead in the 67th minute to end a goal drought stretching back 24 games.

Torres ended a 24-game goal drought with two strikes as Chelsea booked a place in the FA Cup semi-finals with victory over Leicester.

Gary Cahill headed Chelsea in front and Salomon Kalou finished a breakaway for a second before Torres prodded in.

After Jermaine Beckford tapped in a rebound, Torres, who had not scored in 152 days, headed a fourth.

Leicester’s Ben Marshall drove in from 25 yards but Raul Meireles finished a counter-attack to score the fifth.