Although Manchester United could not, Chelsea did. They beat Plymouth Argyle 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Marcos Alonso scored the winning goal for the team in extra time.
The fourth round match of the FA Cup against the English League One team on Saturday (February 5) at Stamford Bridge. The hosts were under some pressure from the beginning. The reason is as much for themselves as it is for the performance of their teammates in the Premier League. The news of the accident came from there before nightfall. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester City have been knocked out of the tournament after losing 6-7 in a tiebreaker against Middlesbrough.
Coach Thomas Tuchel did not go for any test in the XI as a precaution. In a 4-3-3 formation, the German boss fielded his best team. But he did not help the blues. As soon as the whistle blew, Chelsea became a bit messy with Plymouth’s attack. Plymouth took the lead in 6 minutes. McLean Gillespie scored from Houghton’s assist. Blues camp after fear of breaking dreams.
They keep trying to score goals in one attack after another. But the shots of the forwards could not find the desired target. Finally, 4 minutes before the break, a defender equalized the team. Caesar Azpilicueta wrote his name on the scoreboard from Mason Mount’s extended ball.
The two teams in parity then tried to increase the lead. But, the fortune teller did not help anymore. The second half continues in the state of Marmar. Once Chelsea hit the target, Plymouth survived thanks to technology. At the end of the 90 minute allotted time, the game of extra time begins in search of the winning team. Chelsea fans are scared to death. But everyone depends on Marcos Alonso. The defender scored a great goal for the team in the 106th minute. Assist was Kyle Hawartz.
In the 116th minute, Bhagya Devi raised her face and looked at Plymouth. But Hardy couldn’t fool Capa from the penalty spot. After that, Chelsea won the game well. Tukhel’s disciples reached the next round of the FA Cup with a victory of relief.
Meanwhile, English giants Chelsea’s coach Thomas Tuchel has been attacked by Corona. He tested positive in the Covid Test before taking to the field against the FA Cup Plymouth. The Blues confirmed the matter in a statement on Saturday.