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Matchday LIVE: Chelsea & West Ham survive scares as Man City win in FA Cup fourth round, and AC Milan beat Inter in derby

Take a look back at all the key incidents from a busy day of FA Cup fourth round action, with the Milan derby and Afcon third-place play-off also taking place

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That's all, folks! πŸ‘‹


Thanks for joining us on an eventful day of FA Cup and European action – with a bit of Afcon thrown in – and we'll be back tomorrow with even more fun.

On the agenda is Liverpool's fourth-round FA Cup clash against Cardiff, Barcelona's highly-anticipated La Liga match-up against Atletico Madrid, and of course the Afcon 2021 final between Senegal and Egypt, where Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will face off to be crowned champions of Africa.

'Til then!

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FT: Tottenham 3-1 Brighton


It's all over! Tottenham progress to the next round of the FA Cup thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Emerson Royal, despite a late, strong showing from Brighton in the second half.

The Lilywhites were looking shaky after the break despite their 2-0 lead, which led to them conceding a goal – but a second Kane strike to make it 3-1 wrapped up the victory.

Onto the fifth round!

Tottenham 3-1 Brighton


We're into five minutes of stoppage time, as Brighton seek to score three goals to force this into extra-time.

Tottenham 3-1 Brighton


Oh dear! Steven Bergwijn misses an absolute sitter to wrap things up for Spurs. Just seven more minutes left of regular time.

GOAL! Tottenham 3-1 Brighton


CH:And Tottenham have restored their two-goal lead just seconds after Brighton's goal! That was some awful defending from Brighton, allowing Heung-min Son to absolutely plunder through their black line before laying the ball for Harry Kane, who of course slots it away for a goal.

It's Son who did all the hard work, but Kane was – as usual – at the right place at the right time.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-1 Brighton


Brighton have pulled one back! That had been coming. Tottenham looked nervous ever since the start of the second half despite their 2-0 lead, and Yves Bissouma took advantage of that to halve the deficit.

There's a reason why 2-0 is the most dangerous lead in football!

READ: Explained: Why is 2-0 considered the most dangerous lead?

Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


What a chance! Tottenham have a brilliant opportunity to go 3-0 up, but Heung-min Son scruffs up his effort after a good cross from Harry Kane.

FT: Cameroon crowned as Afcon third-place champions


What a feat! Cameroon came back from being three goals down to equalise 3-3 and win the ensuing penalty shootout over Burkina Faso.

Congratulations, Cameroon!

Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


Hugo Lloris has been forced to make a save for the first time tonight after a good bit of play from the Seagulls. The shot ended up being deflected by a Tottenham defender, but the away team look much closer to scoring now.

Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


Brighton are probing now in this second half, with Moder taking a shot on goal – but it flies over the crossbar.

GOAL! Burkina Faso 3-3 Cameroon


Would you believe it?! Vincent Aboubakar has scored twice to level the scoreline for Cameroon with just minutes left of regular time!

The score is all level in the Afcon third-place game now – here we go!

HT: Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


We've headed into the break, and Tottenham are firmly in the driving seat and comfortably two goals up. Brighton were showing signs of life towards the end of that first half, but they're going to need some more energy if they have any hope of progressing to the next round of this tournament.

Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


Brighton's best chance of the game so far falls to Neal Maupay, who does great on the turn – but can't get the shot on target.

GOAL! Burkina Faso 3-1 Cameroon


Stephane Bahoken scores to pull one back for Cameroon, but it looks set to be a consolation goal.

Just less than 10 minutes left of regular time for this.

Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


It's just been confirmed that the goal thought to have been scored by Emerson has now been credited to Solly March as an own goal, which is a bit disappointing. Emerson defied the laws of physics with that vertical goal!

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Brighton


How on earth did that go in?!?! Emerson Royal gets his first goal for Tottenham with an utterly stunning effort. He seems to shoot vertically – his initial effort looked to have been a pass or a cross into the box – but it's ended up going straight into the net!

Tottenham are firmly in the driving seat. What a goal!

Tottenham 1-0 Brighton


Harry Winks with an attempt of another worldie here, after his brilliant goal during Tottenham's last Cup game against Mroecambe, but it's just wide.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Brighton


GOAL!!! Harry Kane puts Tottenham in the lead after just 12 minutes with a wonderful curling effort, leaving the goalkeeper with absolutely no chance. What a finish!

GOAL! Burkina Faso 3-0 Cameroon


A strike from Djibril Ouattara extends Burina Faso's lead against Cameroon to 3-0, and it looks like they've already got one hand on the third-placed trophy.

Tottenham 0-0 Brighton


Some decent activity in the opening 10 minutes as both sides both attempt to take control of the game early on.

Harry Kane is arguing with the referee here, after a foul by Sergio Reguilon.

Kick-off: Tottenham vs Brighton


We're now underway in the last FA Cup fixture of the evening, as Tottenham host Brighton in the fourth round.

We're just going to leave this article here for absolutely no reason.

READ: When was the last time Tottenham won a trophy?

HT: Burkina Faso 2-0 Cameroon


It's half-time, and Burkina Faso are still leading in the Afcon third-placed match. Can they keep up the momentum for another 45 minutes?

GOAL: Burkina Faso 2-0 Cameroon


(Andre Onana OG)

Disaster for Cameroon - and delight for Burkina Faso! Andre Onana has been awarded an own goal!

The shotstopper should do better to deal with Issa Kabore's rocket cross flicked in from the right, but he gets his arms in the wrong place at the near-post, and the ball bounces off his midriff and in.

There is a check to ensure it did not go out of play - and the goal stands!

A little bit of Muller magic


FT: Bayern 3-2 Leipzig

Continental class


FT: Inter 1-2 Milan

Neuer matches all-time Bundesliga record


FT: Bayern 3-2 Leipzig

GOAL: Burkina Faso 1-0 Cameroon


(Steeve Yago)

Burkina Faso hit the front in the AFCON bronze-medal match with a cracker of a finish!

It's one of those balls that seems to hang forver in the air from Issa Kabore, winged in off the right flank under pressure.

Steeve Yago lunges for it, lower body first, near the far post and smashes it into the roof of the net to send the clutch of supporters outnumbered by home fans absolutely wild!

FT: Bayern 3-2 Leipzig


It's all over in the Bundesliga - and Bayern Munich come out the winners of a five-goal thriller at Allianz Arena.

The champions were pegged back twice, but RB Leipzig had no response for their hosts' third effort - and with it, the Bavarian giants open up a nine-point gap at the summit.

Borussia Dortmund are still to play this weekend, but truly - who can catch Robert Lewandowski and company now?

Comeback kings


FT: Inter 1-2 Milan

Serie A title race takes latest breathtaking turn


FT: Inter 1-2 Milan

With just over a quarter-hour to go, all signs pointed to Inter building themselves a seven-point gap at the summit of Serie A.

But the remarkable scenes at San Siro over the closing stages means that their closest rivals have trimmed the distance to just one point in the race for the Scudetto.

The Nerazzurri do have a game in hand of course - but the title race has been turned on its head now. What a thrilling result!

KO: Burkina Faso v Cameroon


No time to pause - we're diving straight from club football to the international stage, for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations third-place match!

Hosts Cameroon are against Burkina Faso in the battle for bronze - but who will be taking home the medal position when all is said and done?

FULL-TIME: Inter 1-2 Milan


Giroud double seals legendary Derby della Madonnina comeback


Olivier Giroud will be given the freedom of the Rossoneri for what he has done, as the Frenchman's two finishes in the last act of this game thrusts his side to victory against Inter at San Siro.

The city runs red tonight, not blue - and there will be parties long into the evening. The Nerazzurri cannot quite believe it. A huge twist in the title race has been served up.

This is sporting drama of the most electric kind.

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RED CARD: Inter 1-2 Milan


(Theo Hernandez)

Milan are going to see this one out with one man less on the pitch - Theo Hernandez has been handed his marching orders!

Having tried to wrestle Denzel Dumfries by the shirt as Inter press late on, he comes in from behind with the sliding challenge, and it is a straight red card!

Can his side weather these final few seconds with a player disadvantage?

WATCH: Giroud brace delivers remarkable Milan derby comeback


Inter 1-2 Milan

GOAL: Bayern 3-2 Leipzig


(Josko Gvardiol OG)

You cannot catch your breath in this game, can you?!

Bayern Munich hit the front for the third time tonight in the Bundesliga, and this time, it's an own goal from Josko Gvardiol.

The Leipzig man lunges for a Serge Gnabry ball, attempting to stop it from reaching Robert Lewandowski, and in the process turns it into his own net.

GOAL: Bayern 2-2 Leipzig


(Christopher Nkunku)

Now Bayern Munich are pegged back for the second time! What a time we are having this day in the world of football!

Christopher Nkunku nabs RB Leipzig's latest effort to bring this match back to level terms, slotting a low finish through Manuel Neuer after snatching onto a throughball too.

What drama and action we are seeing today - and these games aren't even in the FA Cup!

GOAL: Inter 1-2 Milan


(Olivier Giroud)


The Milan striker bags a three-minute brace to turn the Derby della Madonnina on its head and put his side on top against their greatest rivals!

Inter cannot believe it, but it's all true - the forward takes on the throughball, turns the last defender and flicks across Samir Handanovic into the bottom corner!

GOAL: Inter 1-1 Milan


(Olivier Giroud)

Olivier Giroud will be the hero of the Rossoneri tonight!

The Frenchman has arrived to spare their blushes with an equaliser a quarter-hour out from full-time in the Derby della Madonnina!

Brahim Diaz is the man with the shot, but his effort takes a few kind deflections to arrive at the striker who tucks it home. Inter look shattered by that.

Back underway at Allianz Arena


Bayern 2-1 Leipzig

A three-goal first half certainly made for a sprightly time in the Bundesliga, didn't it?

Champions Bayern Munich are back out now though, and looking to consolidate their advantage.

Will RB Leipzig prove to be the thorn in the side once more?

HT: Bayern 2-1 Leipzig


The whistle goes for the break at Allianz Arena - and it is Bayern Munich who have wrestled back control of this absorbing Bundesliga tie.

Robert Lewandowski's finish, just before the stroke of half-time, has seen him make amends for his part in chalking off a second for Thomas Muller, to ensure the champions have the lead at the interval.

RB Leipzig are far from down and out of this contest though. This could be an intriguing tussle yet to come.

GOAL: Bayern 2-1 Leipzig


(Robert Lewandowski)

Now that one will stand!

Robert Lewandowski makes up for his part in that earlier decision by emphatically ensuring Bayern Munich get a second just before the break, powering a header off Kingsley Coman's ball to finish.

The hosts are on top once more with the interval looming.

DISALLOWED GOAL: Bayern 1-1 Leipzig


(Thomas Muller)

Thomas Muller thinks he's got a second to put Bayern back in front - but after a lengthy VAR check, it is struck from the score!

Robert Lewandowski is deemed to have committed the foul in the build-up that the officials pinpoint as their reason.

Frustration for the Bavarian giants.

Back underway at San Siro


Inter 1-0 Milan

We're back in action for the second half of the Derby della Madonnina now. Inter have the advantage but Milan will not go quietly into the evening.

Are we in for some fireworks? We'll find out soon enough.

Perisic continues to haunt Milan


HT: Inter 1-0 Milan

GOAL: Bayern 1-1 Leipzig


(Andre Silva)

The visitors strike back against the Bundesliga champions!

RB Leipzig have a response thanks to Andre Silva, who helps course-correct Konrad Laimer's chip finish after Bayern Munich lost possession lazily in midfield.

That will not please the hosts one bit. They've got it to do again to get back on top.

Perisic hits half-century haul


HT: Inter 1-0 Milan

HT: Inter 1-0 Milan


Nerazzurri on top in Milan derby

The whistle goes for half-time in the Derby della Madonnina - and it is Inter who have nudged themselves ahead in this hotly contested clash!

Ivan Perisic's volley followed up a disallowed Denzel Dumfries finish to ensure that the Scudetto holders are on top in Serie A.

But their rivals will be determined to ensure that is not the final say on the matter today.

GOAL: Bayern 1-0 Leipzig


(Thomas Muller)

It's first blood to the Bundesliga champions too!

Robert Lewandowski comes into possession of a displaced pass, and forces the save - but the ball can only be parried into the path of Thomas Muller, who nets an easy tap-in.

Just the start for Bayern Munich!

GOAL: Inter 1-0 Milan


(Ivan Perisic)

First blood to the Nerazzurri in the Derby della Madonnina!

Hakan Calhanoglu swings in the corner and Ivan Perisic is allowed space to move around the back of a crowded box. He darts, meets the delivery and rifles a volley home!

Just listen to the noise around San Siro! It is positively tribal!

Dumfries burns golden chance


Inter 0-0 Milan

How on earth has Denzel Dumfries not buried that ball to put Inter on top?

He volleys a close-range effort straight into the goalkeeper despite acres of space and can only shake his head as Milan ferry it away to safety.

That was an absolute sitter, make no mistake.

KO: Bayern v Leipzig


There may be no goals at San Siro to speak of - so can Robert Lewandowski fill the order in the Bundesliga?

We are underway at Allianz Arena, as Bayern Munich meet RB Leipzig in another crunch clash today.

The former have their legendary Poland star chomping at the bit once again.

DISALLOWED GOAL: Inter 0-0 Milan


(Denzel Dumfries)

Inter think they have the lead - but no, Denzel Dumfries will not get that one to stand!

His header is chalked off thanks to an offside in the build-up of play. Milan survive that scare against the champions.

Frank rides again


FT: Everton 4-1 Brentford

KO: Inter v Milan


Derby della Madonnina underway

A few minutes after the allotted time for kick-off - continental clocks, perhaps - today's headline clash is underway.

It's the Derby della Madonnina - Inter versus Milan, in a crucial battle for the trajectory of the Serie A title race.

What a blockbuster this should be!

Around the grounds (again)


FT: Man City 4-1 Fulham

So, who has joined Manchester City, Chelsea, West Ham and the all-conquering Middlesbrough in the next round?

Well, it's some of the usual suspects - and some unexpected ones too, perhaps. Everton have beaten Brentford and Norwich have edged Wolves in the two all-Premier League ties on display - but Southampton are off to extra-time against Coventry City.

Crystal Palace have got the better of Hartlepool United though, Huddersfield Town have seen off Barnsley and Stoke City have swept aside Wigan Athletic.

But it is Championship relegation favourites Peterborough United who arguably spring the shock of the day so far, seeing off play-off contenders Queens Park Rangers.

FT: Man City 4-1 Fulham


Mahrez double sends Premier League champions through

There goes the full-time whistle - and Manchester City have made short work of Fulham in a rain-soaked FA Cup fourth round clash!

Pep Guardiola's side rallied from an early concession to notch up four in response and they cruise into the hat for the next round.

For the Cottagers, chasing promotion back to the Premier League, it is a hard reminder of where they still must climb to establish themselves back at the high table.

DISALLOWED GOAL: Man City 4-1 Fulham


(Liam Delap)

City to blood young guns?


Man City 4-1 Fulham

New faces in familiar places


Man City 4-1 Fulham

Given that this game looks to be all wrapped up for Manchester City, let us slide down the M62 to Liverpool, where Everton are flying under Frank Lampard.

They are 3-1 up against Brentford - and they've had time to unveil a few new players too.

Don't they look happy?

GOAL: Man City 4-1 Fulham


(Riyad Mahrez)

Game over - Manchester City are almost certainly heading through to the fifth round of the FA Cup!

The Premier League champions break superbly down the left flank, catching the lagging Fulham defence off guard and Kevin De Bruyne sweeps a lovely cross in for Riyad Mahrez.

The playmaker tees up a lovely shot, but it is helped on its way by a huge deflection off the Cottagers as they rush back to cover in defence.

GOAL: Man City 3-1 Fulham


(Riyad Mahrez pen)

It may have not been the perfect ending again at AFCON for Riyad Mahrez - and he might take his frustration out with that penalty kick there!

The Algeria international buries his strike in at the top-right side with enough force to take the net off.

Manchester City are truly in control of this tie now.

Penalty to Manchester City!


Man City 2-1 Fulham

Jack Grealish draws the foul and Manchester City get the penalty!

A lazy Fulham pass as they try to clear their lines is picked off by the England man and he waltzes into the box. Joe Bryan hangs the leg out and down he goes.

It looks like it will go without a spot-kick for a moment - Grealish does go down a lot after all - but this certainly looks above board for the hosts. Riyad Mahrez will take.

When with Roma...


Inter v Milan

If the FA Cup isn't your thing - and really, how can it not be?! - then perhaps an update from The Continued Adventures of Jose Mourinho and Roma might interest you.

They've come up with a draw against Genoa, despite an apparent injury-time winner.

The Portuguese manager's face paints a picture.

Back underway at Etihad Stadium


Man City 2-1 Fulham

The teams have emerged once more and we are on again in Manchester.

The weather, unlike in London, has held from yesterday's dismal showing up in the north of England. If the players could get away with umbrellas, they probably would.

Derby della Madonnina incoming


Inter v Milan

We're just over an hour away from our headline entertainment - not that the FA Cup is any slouch right now.

Inter and Milan clash once more at San Siro. Team news is coming very shortly, but here's a little nugget to tide you over.

Around the grounds


HT: Man City 2-1 Fulham

Let's see how the rest of today's FA Cup fourth round fixtures are shaping up so far then, shall we?

It is business as usual for Crystal Palace, who are 2-0 up against lower-league Hartlepool United - but it is less straightforward for Southampton, who trail 1-0 against Convetry City.

In our two all-Premier League ties, Everton are 1-0 up against Brentford, to get the Frank Lampard era off to a bang, while Wolves are down against Norwich by the same scoreline.

Stoke City meanwhile are 1-0 up over Wigan, Huddersfield Town lead in a one-goal game with Barnsley and Peterborough United have got the measure of Queens Park Rangers by the same scoreline.

HT: Man City 2-1 Fulham


Gundogan and Stones put hosts on top

The whistle goes at the Etihad Stadium - and it is Manchester City who are in the box seat of this FA Cup fourth round tie against Fulham.

The Championship side launched an early scare through Fabio Carvalho's opener, but finishes for Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones have put Pep Guardiola's men back on top.

There's plenty of life left in this one though. Stay with us for the second half.

Spot-kick hero


ETFT: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth

Harriers' dream comes to a close


ETFT: Kidderminster 1-2 West Ham

So close, and yet just not close enough in the end for Kidderminster - but what an FA Cup journey they have had this term.

The magic of the cup almost rubbed off on them for one last wish against West Ham. It's a tough one to take, but they'll surely use it as inspiration for their league exploits in the sixth tier.

Gundogan goes close for a second


Man City 2-1 Fulham

Cottagers keep their nose in the game


Man City 2-1 Fulham

After that bright start, there were certainly fears that a two-goal salvo from Manchester City could blow Fulham away.

Not so far. It is the hosts who are on top but the Cottagers remain keenly in this contest.

A third goal for Pep Guardiola's men might put it to bed though.

Goals galore!


Man City 2-1 Fulham

Are we in for a goalfest at the Etihad Stadium? GOAL's Jonathan Smith certainly thinks so, at least on the basis of the opening action as he observed earlier.

WATCH: Kepa save denies Plymouth late equaliser for Blues victory


ETFT: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth

Want to see that Kepa save again? Of course you do. Drink it in, goalkeeper fanatics.

King Kepa at it again


ETFT: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth

Take a bow, son.

Kepa - not the first choice keeper at Chelsea anymore, remember - has risen to the occasion in a do-or-die tie once more for the Blues.

On an afternoon where a few faces went anonymously, the shotstopper showed his mettle once again. A bravo moment for him.

A fresh start for Frank


Man City 2-1 Fulham

While Manchester City get stuck into the Championship heavyweights, one of their former players is hoping to avoid his own cup drama elsewhere.

Frank Lampard, who will have likely just heard that his other legendary former club Chelsea are through, begins his reign at Everton today.

They're currently goalless against Brentford, in an all-Premier League tie.

GOAL: Man City 2-1 Fulham


(John Stones)

From giddy heights to speedy lows - what a start this FA Cup match has been!

Manchester City fully impose themselves now with a second goal inside the opening quarter-hour, as John Stones nudges home Kevin De Bruyne's cross, swung in from out wide.

After such a bright start, Fulham are straight on the back foot.

GOAL: Man City 1-1 Fulham


(Ilkay Gundogan)

Normal service is resumed - and in no time at all too!

Manchester City strike back immediately to cancel out Fulham's opener, with Ilkay Gundogan the man to wrestle home a close finish after a chaotic passage of play sees the ball deflect off nearly every player in the box.

The Cottagers have some protests about that one, but they do not stand and the goal remains. Game back on - emphatically!

Ilkay Gundogan Man City vs Fulham FA Cup 2021-22
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GOAL: Man City 0-1 Fulham


(Fabio Carvalho)

Don't tell the dreamers not to stop believing in the beauty of this old trophy!

Another FA Cup game, another early lead for the underdog - and it is Manchester City, of all teams, who have been carved open down the wing.

Fulham race through, square the ball through open space and Fabio Carvalho taps home at close-range to send the Cottagers into dreamland inside five minutes!

Hammers survive almighty non-league scare


ETFT: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth

But they are not the only Premier League club to complete a great cup escape by the skin of their teeth!

West Ham have come back from the brink twice against sixth-tier Kidderminster Harriers, to also put their name into the hat for the FA Cup fifth round.

Jarrod Bowen struck in the final minute of injury time in extra-time, to follow up Declan Rice's last-gasp effort in regular time, to deny a fairytale spot in the next round for their non-league hosts. Despair and delight - how cruel the magic of the cup can be sometimes.

ETFT: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth


Kepa saves late penalty to send Blues through

There it is! It's all over at Stamford Bridge - and Chelsea have survived an almighty scare against third-tier Plymouth Argyle!

The League One side led early against the Champions League holders, before the match was forced to extra-time. Marcos Alonso grabbed the ultimate winner - and then Kepa held his nerve to deny a late spot-kick from the visitors.

The Blues breathe heavily, with relieved grins as they shake hands with their opponents. What a match - and they come out on top, just.

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SAVED PENALTY: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth


(Ryan Hardie)

Ryan Hardie has all the pressure on his shoulders - and it tells! He goes for the right post with his penalty kick and Kepa reads it perfectly!

It's a smooth collection from the Chelsea goalkeeper - handy in a shootout, as we know - and his team-mates mob him. That will surely be the best chance left in this match.

Penalty to Plymouth!


Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth

What on earth has possessed Malang Sarr to do that?!

Chelsea play some sloppy late back-passes around the edge of their box and Ryan Hardie goes for it. The Plymouth striker gets into the box, and the defender basically hacks his ankles out.

It's a penalty to Argyle, with only a few minutes left on the clock. What a turn in this game, late on!

A captain's knock


Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth

Cesar Azpilicueta has been an absolute titan for Chelsea today, even when some of their stars have misfired against the stubborn efforts shown by Plymouth.

He's played his part now though, and leaves the field to a standing ovation from the Blues supporters.

The final quarter-hour approaches


Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth

It's a speedy switch of ends, a quick meeting in the middle for the coaches and their players - and then we resume at Stamford Bridge.

A third for Chelsea ends this for good. A second for Plymouth turns this topsy-turvy match on its head once more.

ETHT: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth


A quick VAR check confirms that there was no offside play in the build-up - and as soon as it is complete, the whistle goes for the interval.

Marcos Alonso looks to be the man who has ensured Chelsea's pursuit of double domestic cup glory has remained on track against a brave Plymouth Argyle.

Meanwhile, there is still no change for West Ham - they remain tied at 1-1 with Kidderminster Harriers.

GOAL: Chelsea 2-1 Plymouth


(Marcos Alonso)

Marcos Alonso has surely broken Plymouth's hearts! Chelsea hit the front for the first time in this FA Cup clash!

It is deceptive in its ease for the Blues in the end, with a flicked short ball and cut-back from the left flank falling just right for a no-miss finish.

Stamford Bridge lets out a whoosh of relief. The hosts are on top, and have just over a quarter-hour to keep it that way to avoid an almighty upset.

Blues remain frustrated by deadlock


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Everything but the kitchen sink. That's what Chelsea are lobbing at Plymouth, and still they are stuck.

They've got time to find a winner - but they'll need to be as sharp as they can get.

A wild Saul appears


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

ETKO: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Here we go again. You know the drill. There will be two quarter-hour halves to split these sides - and if that doesn't work, a penalty shootout it is.

Manchester United showed last night that having an array of superstars in a shootout doesn't always save you. Plymouth can take heart from that roulette wheel if they get there.

Chelsea will not be relishing an extra half-hour before the Club World Cup, but they've got nobody to blame except themselves.

End of 90: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth


Extra-time incoming for Champions League holders

The whistle goes - and we're going to have extra-time at Stamford Bridge!

For the second day in a row, the FA Cup serves up another half-hour of action for a Premier League heavyweight held to a stalemate by lower-league opposition.

But while Manchester United blew it against Championship play-off contenders Middlesbrough, Chelsea have fluffed their lines against a superbly sturdy Plymouth Argyle team, all the way from League One.

Unlike the Red Devils though, can they avoid penalties? Likewise, can West Ham? They are off to extra-time too after that late Declan Rice goal against Kidderminster Harriers.

Rice rides to late rescue


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Newsflash from elsewhere - Declan Rice has netted in injury-time to save West Ham's bacon, for the moment!

The England star has found a way to break down Kidderminster Harriers, mere moments before the non-league side notched an almighty cup upset.

That one will surely go to extra-time now too. Speaking of which...

Stamford Bridge holds its breath


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

You could cut the tension with a knife in London right now. Chelsea have swung momentum back their way, but cracks are showing that Plymouth are pushing for with all they've got left.

This could be another game destined for extra-time - and it is there to be taken by either side.

Argyle slowly wrestle back match


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Cooper denies Mount with glorious save


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Michael Cooper with the save that keeps Plymouth Argyle in this game!

Mason Mount looked, for all the world, to have tucked that one just beneath the crossbar but somehow the goalkeeper denies Chelsea with a fingertip-led leap.

Such FA Cup drama!

Team News: Man City v Fulham


Chelsea ring further changes


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Hammers remain down


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

The Blues are battering at the door for a winner - but elsewhere, West Ham are fighting hard for a lifeline.

They still trail Kidderminster Harriers thanks to Alex Penny's first-half finish.

One team in Europe has already gone out to lower-league opposition. Could another join them today?

DISALLOWED GOAL: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth


(Cesar Azpilicueta)

Cesar Azpilicueta tucks a second back-heel into the net amid confusion in the Plymouth box - but Chelsea's cheers are short-lived.

The linesman's flag is rightfully up for offside and the Blues remain level.

Blues carve up superb opportunity


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

The great goal-taker


FT: Man Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough

As this second half at Stamford Bridge gets up to speed, fancy seeing just who Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against, to celebrate his birthday?

Of course you do. Here you are!

Back underway at Stamford Bridge


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

The teams are back and it is indeed Marcos Alonso who comes out for the Blues.

If Chelsea pick up where they left off in the first half, they'll surely be in the hat for the next round, despite Plymouth's heroics.

Here we go again.

Changes on for Blues?


HT: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

WATCH: Chelsea pull back level against Plymouth


HT: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Elsewhere in the FA Cup...


HT: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

So the Blues might be digging themselves out of the dirt of danger - but what about West Ham?

The less said for David Moyes and company, the better - they still trail 1-0 against sixth-tier Kidderminster Harriers.

The National League North side could make a rare non-league incursion into the fifth round if they can hold on for victory.

HT: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth


Blues fight back level from shock early concession

There goes the whistle for the break - and it is a very relieved Chelsea who trudge into the tunnel at half-time.

The Blues have fought back to make it 1-1 against League One side Plymouth Argyle at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round, and look like they will probably add more to their tally.

But that early concession has made this match far from plain sailing.

Lukaku out of touch?


Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth

Just before that finish, GOAL's man on the ground Nizaar Kinsella noted just how isolated Romelu Lukaku has looked.

With a goal under the Blues' belt now, can they find a way to get him back into this match?

GOAL: Chelsea 1-1 Plymouth


(Cesar Azpilicueta)

The pressure tells, the back-line breaks and Chelsea finally have a response after all that pressure!

The Blues have battered their way back to level terms to nip the Plymouth fairytale in the bud.

Mason Mount feeds a low cross into the six-yard area from the right side, and Cesar Azpilicueta pulls a delightful trick shot back-heel around his leg to nestle it home. Game on!

Deja vu?


Chelsea 0-1 Plymouth

Not for the first time in this match, Chelsea rattle the woodwork, with Mateo Kovacic lashing a long-range effort off the frame of the goal.

Manchester United were denied on several occasions like that yesterday. Is it one of those days for the Blues too?

Close for the hosts


Chelsea 0-1 Plymouth

Blues restricted by Argyle grit


Chelsea 0-1 Plymouth

Double upsets afoot?


Chelsea 0-1 Plymouth

As the Blues continue to pound away at Plymouth's defence under the cold London sunshine, another Premier League side may be in trouble elsewhere too.

West Ham trail 1-0 against Kidderminster Harriers, the lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup. The sixth-tier outfit lead David Moyes' side thanks to a finish from Alex Penny.

That will be one to keep an eye on too.

Blues stunned by early blow


Chelsea 0-1 Plymouth

Plymouth Argyle were nearly relegated to League Two last year. Now, against the odds, they lead at Stamford Bridge against the UEFA Champions League holders.

Not that Chelsea are going to take that lying down. There is an immediate, almost frenzied response from the Blues as they tear forward again.

There's going to be a ton of pressure today on the visitors' penalty area, that's for sure.

GOAL: Chelsea 0-1 Plymouth


(Macaulay Gillesphey)

What a start for the underdogs - Plymouth Argyle lead against Chelsea in the FA Cup!

The champions of Europe trail inside eight minutes here, having unleashed all the early pressure themselves, to a wonderful inswinging free-kick from their visitors.

Macaulay Gillesphey gets a glancing header on it, just beating the offside trap and shrugging off Romelu Lukaku to send the away crowd into raptures.

Blues offer Tuchel respect in absence


Chelsea 0-0 Plymouth

KO: Chelsea v Plymouth


There was torrential rain at the close of play in Manchester last night - but a crisp spot of Saturday sunshine hangs over Stamford Bridge today.

We are underway in our first FA Cup fixture of the day, as Chelsea face Plymouth Argyle!

That looks familiar...


Chelsea v Plymouth

The greatest derby?


Inter v Milan

There's magic to the FA Cup quite unlike anything else - but let us not kid ourselves, the main course is a delicious Italian dish best served hot today.

One man destined to be the centre of attention if he plays? Hakan Calhanoglu. The man is just catnip to this rivalry.

We've done our best to explain just why that is so.

About last night...


Man Utd 1 (7)-(8) Middlesbrough

Manchester United fans, look away now - you all know how this one turned out.

Ralf Rangnick's revolution at Old Trafford has not quite been the runaway success some of its results might suggest, but it has appeared to have balanced out the final run of form that ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign.

But last night was one of those games where nothing seemed to go right for the Red Devils, wasting several chances that they likely would have put away with little fuss on any other day.

When Jadon Sancho's opener was matched by a controversial Matt Crooks finish in the second half, the sense that it would not be their night hung in the air - and so it was when Anthony Elanga put his finish over the crossbar in the penalty shootout. Can their Premier League rivals avoid a similar fate today?

Manchester United FA Cup Middlesbrough 2021-22
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Tuchel absent for Blues with Covid-19


So, with players like Romelu Lukaku up top, you can't accuse Chelsea of softballing this one - but then, Manchester United arguably named their strongest side against Middlesbrough and still came unstuck on Friday evening.

But perhaps the most crucial face of all is missing for the Blues - head coach Thomas Tuchel. The German was confirmed to have tested postiive for Covid-19 this morning, and misses out.

He faces a race to be ready to join the side in Abu Dhabi for the Club World Cup, which the squad fly out to after this game. Arno Michels takes charge in his absence, and we wish him a speedy recovery.

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Today's order of play


While plenty of Europe's major hitters won't be taking to the field today - it's a quite run in La Liga and Ligue 1, for example - there's no shortage of crackerjack ties and chances for upsets across the rest of the continent.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham are just some of the Premier League heavyweights hoping to avoid the fate Manchester United suffered last night, while Bayern Munich will seek to strengthen their Bundesliga grip - and of course, Inter meets Milan in the biggest game on the Serie A docket.

Plus, there's a third-place play-off at AFCON to keep an eye on too! Today's order of play, with key updates throughout, includes:

1230: Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle
1500: Manchester City v Fulham
1700: Inter v Milan
1730: Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig
1900: Burkina Faso v Cameroon
2000: Tottenham v Brighton & Hove Albion

(All times GMT)

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Hello and welcome to GOAL Matchday Live - our rolling blog coverage of all the biggest beats and hottest games across Europe this weekend!

How have you all found the start of 2022? It's fair to say that the January transfer window didn't disappoint, and that the Africa Cup of Nations has served up a feast of football - but now, with tomorrow's final yet to come, we're back into the thick of club action.

And what club action it is! Fresh from a giant-killer upset for Manchester United against Middlesbrough last night, the fourth round of the FA Cup gets truly underway today, while over in Italy, there's a little local grudge match at the San Siro to keep an eye on...

Strap yourselves in and make a cup of tea - it's going to be a good one.

En quΓ© canal es la transmisiΓ³n del derby Inter vs Milan por la Serie A 2021-2022
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