Nine-man Chelsea needed extra time and penalties to see off Norwich City and move into the FA Cup fourth round on Wednesday.
Substitute Eden Hazard spared Chelsea’s blushes by scoring the winning penalty in a shootout, after their FA Cup replay against Norwich City had ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Belgium forward Hazard coolly slotted home Chelsea’s final penalty to earn an unassailable 5-3 lead after Willy Caballero had saved from Canaries striker Nelson Oliveira to finally end the Championship side’s resistance.
Chelsea were clinical from the spot after a frustrating third-round replay that saw them miss a host of chances, have three penalty appeals turned down and Pedro and Alvaro Morata sent off.
Michy Batshuayi had given Chelsea the lead after 55 minutes with the Blues’ first goal since Marcos Alonso’s 84th-minute strike against Arsenal on January 3.
MATCH FACTS AND STATS
CHELSEA XI (3-4-3): Caballero; Ampadu (Christensen 81 mins), Luiz, Azpilicueta; Zappacosta, Drinkwater (Hazard 100), Bakayoko, Kenedy (Kante 87); Willian, Batshuayi (Morata 81), Pedro
Subs not used: Eduardo, Musonda, Sterling
Goal: Batshuayi 55
Booked: Pedro, Willian, Morata
Sent off: Pedro, Morata
NORWICH XI (3-4-3): Gunn; Hanley (Cantwell 86 (Stiepermann 120), Zimmermann, Klose; Pinto (Tettey 116), Reed (Hoolahan 82), Vrancic, Lewis; Oliveira, Maddison, Murphy.
Subs not used: McGovern, Husband, Raggett
Goal: Lewis 90+4
Referee: Graham Scott
HOW PENS UNFOLDED
Murphy scores .
REVISED FA CUP FOURTH-ROUND DRAW
FRIDAY JANUARY 26
Yeovil v Man Utd (7.55, BBC One)
SATURDAY JANUARY 27
Wigan v West Ham
Sheff Wed v Reading
Huddersfield v Birmingham
Hull v Nottingham Forest
Liverpool v West Brom (7.45, BT Sport)
Middlesbrough v Brighton
Millwall v Rochdale
MK Dons v Coventry
Newport v Tottenham (5.30, BT Sport)
Notts Co v Swansea
Peterborough v Leicester (12.30, BT Sport)
Sheffield United v Preston
Southampton v Watford
SUNDAY JANUARY 27
Chelsea v Newcastle (1.30, BT Sport)
Cardiff v Man City (4.00, BBC One).