Arsenal beat Leeds 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the English Premier League to secure its latest revival.
The North London team made a disastrous start in the local league, losing its first three games at the start of the season before recovering its balance in recent weeks.
As usual for most first tier teams, Arsenal’s Spanish coach Michael Arteta played a match with a team from the reserve line-up that gave some reserve players the opportunity, namely Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli and his teammate Edward Engetia.
Defender Callum Chambers opened the scoring for the capital team, and a few seconds later he entered the reserve with a header by Leeds goalkeeper Elon Millier, but the ball crossed the line a few centimeters (55).
Taking advantage of the Leeds defenders’ reluctance to clear the ball, Enkettia (69) scored the only goal of the game, avoiding the goalkeeper.
Chelsea, on the other hand, needed a penalty kick to beat their southern host Southampton 4-3 at the end of regulation time at Stamford Bridge 1-1.
Chelsea played this game in the absence of Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku and German Timo Werner, but he was the best party for most of the match, and translated his advantage by opening his German player Kay Howard’s score with a header (44). ), But Southampton, suffering in the local league, responded with a goal from Che Adams. Two minutes into the second half.
Both teams exchanged blows, but neither side succeeded in settling the decision in normal time.
As the rules of the match did not allow two extra hours, both teams sought penalty kicks, where Chelsea goalkeeper Keba Arisabalaga was able to block Theo Walcott’s attempt, while Will Smallbone thwarted his attempt over the crossbar. Seven wins over Norwich in the league over the weekend.
Sunderland continued to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 on penalties after a goalless draw in regulation time.
In the most important matches on Wednesday, West Ham will face Manchester City, Preston North End Liverpool, Burnley Tottenham and Leicester Brighton.
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