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Heartwarming Footage of Chelsea Keeper As He Saves Young Pitch Invader From Steward
- Kepa Arrizabalaga was approached by a young Chelsea supporter after a comfortable 2-0 win against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final
- Stewards attempted to intervene and lead the child off the playing surface, only for Kepa to insist that he speaks to him
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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga turned out the hero for a Chelsea supporter as images show the Spanish goalkeeper saving a fan from stewards after the Blues Carabao Cup first leg victory against Tottenham at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were 2-0 victors on the night against their North-London rivals thanks to goals from Kai Havertz and an unfortunate own goal by Spurs defender Ben Davies.
Chelsea now stand a good chance of making the final if they avoid a worse result in the return leg at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium next week Wednesday.
The victory prompted wild jubilations from the Stamford Bridge supporters who once against might be celebrating another title under German manager Thomas Tuchel after their Champions League victory last season.
Kepa was instrumental in securing the win for Chelsea on the night as he pushed away Tottenham’s only two shots on target from Harry Kane and Giovani Lo Celso in the second half which prompted a young fan eagerly keen to congratulate him after the final whistle.
The Daily Star reports the young supporter ran onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge and tried to make his way to the Spanish keeper but stewards attempted to intervene and lead the child off the playing surface, only for Kepa to insist that he speak to him.
Kepa would later gift the supporter his match gloves as the supporter was walked off the pitch by stewards to a rousing applause by all watching at the Stamford Bridge.
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Earlier Sportsbrief had reported Former Aston Villa Captain Gabriel Agbonlahor has advised Manchester United to sell Portugal Legend Cristiano Ronaldo as early as the coming summer.
The 36-year-old has bagged 14 goals and two assists in 21 games across competitions since moving to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer.
Ronaldo has been heavily criticized in recent weeks as many believe his signing hasn’t lived up to the expectations that made Manchester United bring him in last summer.