VIDEO: Kepa saves 118th-minute penalty in Chelsea FA Cup win v Plymouth Argyle
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VIDEO: Kepa saves 118th-minute penalty in Chelsea FA Cup win v Plymouth Argyle

Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizaballage was the hero as Chelsea secured an extra-time win against Plymouth Argyle in their FA Cup 4th round game on Saturday.

The Blues who were without the manager Thomas Tuchel who tested positive to COVID-19 had to dig deep to earn a much-needed 2-1 win at the Stamford Bridge.

Plymouth Argyle drew the first blood with a goal from a set-piece when Macauley Gillesphey headed home in the 8th minute of the game.

Chelsea continued to dominate possession but had nothing to show for it as they struck the woodwork three times in the first half.

The goal eventually came through captain Azpilicueta who finished with great aplomb from a Mason Mount pass as the game head into halftime

Chelsea only got their winning goal in the first half of the extra time through Marcos Alonso, the visitors had a chance to pull level in the 118th minutes when they were awarded a penalty.

But Ryan Hardie’s strike was well saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga to hand Chelsea the win.

See the save here

Here are other results from the FA Cup games played today

Kidderminster Harriers 1-2 (AET) West Ham United
Crystal Palace 2-0 Hartlepool United
Everton 4-1 Brentford (Alex Iwobi assisted the 4th goal as Lampard wins first game as Everton manager)
Huddersfield Town 1-0 Barnsley
Manchester City 4-1 Fulham
Peterborough United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers
Southampton 2-1 (AET) Coventry City
Stoke City 2-0 Wigan Athletic
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Norwich City
Cambridge United 0-3 Luton Town
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias toward Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, and Football. Former media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won the West African University Games, and the Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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