FA Cup Fourth Round: Brentford 2-2 Chelsea

Fernando Torres v Jonathan Douglas
FA Cup Fourth Round: Brentford 2-2 Chelsea
FC Chelsea barely earned a 2-2 draw at Brentford, and avoided being knocked out of FA competition in the fourth round.
An 83rd-minute equaliser from Fernando Torres rescued the match with a 2-2 draw at third-tier Brentford as the Blues narrowly avoided a humiliating exit.
A penalty from Harry Forrester almost sent the European champions out of the competition, only for Torres to curl home a fine goal to rescue his side and deny his side’s west London neighbours a memorable upset.
“Brentford did well. We knew they would play with a high tempo and try to press,” said Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez.
“As a team they showed great character. You could see the manager on the touchline telling them what they needed to do, and they did it.”

The League One side went ahead three minutes before half-time, with Marcello Trotta scored.

Chelsea introduced Juan Mata at half-time and within 10 minutes the visitors were level, as Oscar scored a shot into the top-left corner.

Forrester’s 73rd-minute penalty put Brentwood ahead, only for Torres to sweep home his late equaliser from the edge of the box and take the tie to a replay.

By the way, Torres looks great with his new hair-cut!

FA Cup Fifth Round Draw
Middlesbrough v Brentford/Chelsea (dependent upon replay)
Huddersfield/Leicester v Wigan
MK Dons v Barnsley
Oldham v Everton
Luton v Millwall
Arsenal v Blackburn
Manchester City v Leeds
Manchester United v Reading
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