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Chelsea lose second successive English cup final as Kepa clanger costs Blues

Posted On: Jun 28, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Chelsea lose second successive English cup final as Kepa clanger costs Blues

The world's most expensive goalkeeper came on after 120 minutes for Chelsea - only to miss the decisive penalty in the first English final of the season
Chelsea suffered their second successive Wembley Stadium cup final anguish as Premier League rivals Liverpool claimed an all-action Carabao Cup triumph following a penalty shootout in which goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was the only player to miss one of the 22 spot kicks.
An almost flawless shootout ended in agony for the player who remains the most expensive goalkeeper in history since moving to Stamford Bridge for around $96 million in 2018 and had replaced Edouard Mendy in a curious substitution just before the shootout.
Kepa's Liverpool counterpart, Caoimhin Kelleher, scored what turned out to be the winning penalty for his side.
Title contenders Liverpool suffered a blow from kick-off when playmaker Thiago was seen in tears on the bench after suffering a cruelly late injury that kept him from playing in the final.
🤯 What a shootout! Scenes in that LFC...

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