Hazard and Caballero seal Blues progression

Nine-man Chelsea needed extra time and penalties to see off Norwich City and move into the FA Cup fourth round on Wednesday.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard.   -  Getty Images

Substitute Eden Hazard spared Chelsea's blushes by scoring the winning penalty in a shootout, after its 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 was clinical from the spot after a frustrating third-round replay that saw it miss a host of chances, have three penalty appeals turned down and Pedro and Alvaro Morata sent off.

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Michy Batshuayi had given Chelsea the lead after 55 minutes with the Blue's first goal since Marcos Alonso's 84th-minute strike against Arsenal on January 3.

But Jamal Lewis levelled things up in the final minute of stoppage time, before chaos ensued in the extra period.

Referee Graham Scott and his VAR denied Willian and Morata penalties in the added 30 minutes — the latter joining Pedro in being shown red.

The nine men saw out the few remaining additional minutes and made no errors from 12 yards to set up a fourth-round meeting with Newcastle United.

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