FA Cup: Chelsea Edges Past Leeds, To Face Leicester City In Quarterfinals 

FA Cup: Chelsea Edges Past Leeds, To Face Leicester City In Quarterfinals 

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Chelsea advanced to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a last gasp Conor Gallagher goal ensuring that the Blues avoided an upset against Leeds United in a dramatic 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, reports Prime Business Africa.

Chelsea seemed to have no answers to Leeds’ resilience following an early strike by Mateo Joseph who scored his first senior goals for Leeds.

The second-placed side in the Championship only led for six minutes before the Blues equalised through Senegalese Nicolas Jackson who made it 1-1 with a low strike as he profited from Moises Caicedo’s pass.

Ukrainian international Mykhailo Mudryk swept home the ball for the Blues’ second goal in the 37th minute as Raheem Sterling delivered a perfect low cross into the box.

Leeds were obviously the better team at the start of the second half and got a deserved equaliser as Joseph got his second goal of the night with a header at the back post to connect with Jaidon Anthony’s excellent cross.

Anthony could not convert two chances to put the visitors ahead before substitute Gallagher proved to be the match winner.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will visit Wembley Stadium for the semifinals of the competition if they get past Championship leaders, Leicester City, in the quarterfinals stage.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

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