Arsenal turned on the style to send Wolverhampton crashing out of the Carling Cup. Jeremie Aliadiere grabbed a brace, while Nwankwo Kanu, Sylvain Wiltord and Cesc Fabregas were also on target. With their place in the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup practically assured, Wiltord. Fabregas's first meetingwithWenger had comeback in June days,with a goal inthe 5–1 LeagueCup rout of Wolverhampton Wanderers at Highbury. On October 28, , Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made the decision to hand a first-team debut to year-old Spaniard Cesc Fabregas in a League Cup tie against Rotherham United. It was an appearance that saw the former Barcelona youth product become the youngest ever senior.
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Following injuries to key midfielders in the early part of the —05 season , he went on establish himself in the team. He broke several of the club's records in the process, earning a reputation as one of the best players in his position, and won the FA Cup in Although he was a prolific scorer, sometimes scoring even more than 30 goals in a season for the club's youth teams, he did not manage to play a first-team game at the Camp Nou.
In doing so, he became Arsenal's youngest-ever first team player, aged 16 years and days. It was not until the start of the —05 season that the Spaniard started making first team appearances in matches outside the League Cup. He was praised for his performances in those games, even claiming a goal against Blackburn Rovers in a 3—0 victory, and becoming Arsenal's youngest-ever goalscorer in a league game. The match was dubbed the " Battle of the Buffet " after pizza was thrown at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the match in the players' tunnel by a then-unknown Arsenal player.
He made 49 appearances in all competitions during the —06 season. The club again failed to secure any major honours and were defeated by city rivals Chelsea in the League Cup Final. The —08 season began with much uncertainty for Arsenal. First, David Dein , the club's vice-chairman, left amidst allegations of internal strife, followed by the departure of the club's all-time top goalscorer and captain, Thierry Henry, who signed for Barcelona.
There was also speculation over Wenger's future with the club. He was also named the —08 Arsenal. Despite suffering four league losses even before mid-season approached, Arsenal managed to lead the league standings after 22 games. Arsenal remained in contention for the league title until a series of draws in the final third of the season caused them to fall too far behind league leaders Manchester United; they ended the season fourth.
The following season was once again marked by uncertainty. Barcelona won the tie 3—2 and 5—4 on aggregate. He scored again on 25 November in a 4—0 win away to Levante. He ended his second season at Barcelona by winning the first league title of his career, with a record points.
Barcelona were eliminated, however, in the semi-finals of both the Copa del Rey, to rivals Real Madrid, and the Champions League, to winners Bayern Munich. Following his transfer he took the number 4 shirt, previously worn by David Luiz. The president tried to stop the sale, but I already had my mind made up. Above all, I want to be happy both professionally and personally.
His first league goal for Chelsea gave them a 2—1 win at Crystal Palace on 18 October, capping off a pass move. During the match, he provided two assists to fellow first team player, Michy Batshuayi , and helped earn a 3—2 victory. Costa brought the ball down and fired it into the net to equalise. He did not celebrate the goal out of respect to his former club. He played the entire 90 minutes in the final.
The Blues triumphed 3—2 at Stamford Bridge. During the tournament, he came on as a second-half substitute in Spain's first two group matches, contributing an assist to striker Fernando Torres in their 3—1 victory against Tunisia. He scored his first international goal in that competition in Spain's 4—1 win over Russia and also had an assist in that game. He scored his second international goal in a 5—0 win against New Zealand in the competition's group stage.
He featured as a substitute in four of their seven matches, in which Spain lost their opening game before winning the next six en route to the final. In the 64th minute he scored the equaliser after Italy had taken the lead in the 61st minute; the game finished in a 1—1 draw. Spain advanced to the final of the competition for the first time, after a lengthy and difficult semi-final clash in a re-match against their opponents of the European Championship Final of the previous year, Italy.
Cesc Fàbregas - "The Arsenal Years" (2003-2011)