FULL-TIME: MIDDLESBROUGH 0-2 CHELSEA
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Emirate FA Cup MP4 Video Highlights. Today, Saturday 19-03-2022
Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring with a finish from close range and Hakim Ziyech struck a fine second later in the half.
Middlesbrough haven’t been able to threaten Edouard Mendy thus far in the Chelsea goal.
Brilliant goal-line clearance from Dijksteel denies Romelu Lukaku after the ball deflected into his path.
The Blues escape the Middlesbrough press and break forward. Mount shifts the ball to Ziyech, who cuts inside onto his left foot and fires a shot into the far corner from 20 yards.
Chelsea dropped their tempo a little since going ahead and that’s given the hosts a chance to get a foothold in the game and win a few corners. So far, Edouard Mendy hasn’t been tested.
Chelsea have the lead at the Riverside and it’s Romelu Lukaku! The goal itself was simple enough. Mount broke down the right and crossed for the Belgian to touch home from close range. The Blues are ahead!
Almost the perfect start for Chelsea as Pulisic is inches away from turning home a Mason Mount cross.
Chelsea enjoy possession of the ball now and choking any Middlesbrough attack. Composed at the moment.
They’ve enjoyed a decent amount of the ball in the opening minutes of the half but yet to test Mendy.
Boro’s fans remain in fine voice despite the scoreline and their team’s general prospects in this match.
In the league they’re two places and two points outside the play-offs, with two games in hand, and the likes of they and the side immediately below them in the table – Nottingham Forest, who play Liverpool tomorrow – still have a great chance of having more to celebrate come the end of the season.
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