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A curious own goal and sending off: Chelsea with Mudryk barely made it to the FA Cup semi-finals (video)

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 18, 2024

 A curious own goal and sending off: Chelsea with Mudryk barely made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup (video)

Mauricio Pochettino's men put the finishing touches on the Championship representative in the majority .

Chelseadefeated Ukrainian winger Mikhail Mudryk at home against Leicester in the quarter finals of the Cup England. The match at Stamford Bridge in London ended with the score 4:2.

The home team took the lead in the 13th minute of the match when Mark Cucurella was left alone at the far post and scored into an empty net after a pass from Nicholas Jackson.

In the 26th minute, the Pensioners could have increased their lead, but Raheem Sterling scored from the penalty spot did not beat the Polish goalkeeper of the Foxes Jakub Stolarczyk.

However, before the break, Mauricio Pochettino's team did score for the second time. In the 45th + 1st minute, Mudryk passed the pre-goal pass to Sterling with his head after a throw-in, and Rahim burst into the penalty area and rolled into Cole Palmer.

After the break, the representative of the Championship (the second highest-ranking English division – approx.) unexpectedly managed to stage a comeback. Not without the help of Londoners. In the 51st minute, Chelsea defender Axel Disasiunder pressure from the opponent, he wanted to pass it back to his goalkeeper, but did not look where he was and sent the ball straight into his own goal.

In the 62nd minute, Leicester managed to score a second goal and win back – Stephi Mavididifrom entering the left flank of the penalty area beautifully curled the ball under the far post.

In the 73rd minute, the Foxes were left in the minority – Callum Doyleknocked down Jackson on the line of his own penalty. The referee immediately awarded a penalty and showed the visiting defender a yellow card, but after a prompt from the video assistant VAR, he changed his decision – a penalty kick, but a direct red card to the culprit.

Having gained a numerical advantage, Chelsea put the squeeze on in stoppage time for the second half unyielding opponent. In the 90+2nd minute, Carney Chukwuemeka scored a goal after a backheel pass from Palmer.

And he put an end to the game in the 90+8th minute Noni Madueke, spectacularly shooting into the top corner from outside the penalty area.

Let us note that Mudryk started for Chelsea and spent 78 minutes on the field, after which the Ukrainian was replaced by Chukwuemeka.

Review of the match “Chelsea” – “Leicester”

Thus, Chelsea became the third semi-finalist of the FA Cup. Previously, Championship representative Coventry advanced to the semi-finals, defeating Wolverhampton (3:2), as well as Manchester City – Pep Guardiola's team beat Newcastle (2:0) ).

The final semi-finalist of the tournament will be determined in the match between Manchester United and Liverpool, which will take place on Sunday, March 17, at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. The starting whistle will sound at 17:30 Kyiv time.

We would like to remind you that the current holder of the FA Cup is Manchester City. Last year, Guardiola's team beat Manchester United 2:1 in the final.

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