Kepa Arrizabalaga saved a late minute penalty as Chelsea edged past Plymouth 2-1 in the FA Cup fourth-round after extra-time on Saturday.
The Blues have now qualified for the round of 16 of the oldest cup competition in the world.
Arrizabalaga guessed correctly and then stopped Ryan Hardie’s last-gasp spot-kick, after the Plymouth striker had been felled by Malang Sarr.
Macaulay Gillesphey headed Plymouth into an early lead, converting ex-Chelsea youth midfielder Jordan Houghton’s whipped free-kick.
Cesar Azpilicueta levelled via a fine backheel finish just before half-time, with Chelsea having hit the woodwork three times.
Both teams went into extra-time and Chelsea took a 2-1 ahead thanks to Marcos Alonso who strode onto Kai Havertz’ cutback.
And in another FA Cup tie, West Ham avoided a shock defeat against six-tier club Kidderminster Harriers, as they claimed a 2-1 win.
Declan Rice scored in one minute of added time after
Alex Penny had given Kidderminster the lead on 19th minutes and force the game to extra-time.
And just seconds before penalty shootout, Jarrod Bowen scored the winner to send West Ham into the next round.Copyright © 2023 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.