2021-22 English Carabao Cup, Fourth Round
  • Calum Chambers (55')
  • Edward Nketiah (69')

Arsenal beat Leeds to reach Carabao Cup quarterfinals

Arsenal moved into the Carabao Cup quarterfinals with a victory over fellow Premier League side Leeds United.

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Arsenal eased through with second-half goals from Calum Chambers and Edward Nketiah in a 2-0 win over struggling Leeds.

Chambers opened the scoring in the 55th minute, 23 seconds after coming on as a substitute. The defender's header looked to have been saved by Illan Meslier but goal-line technology ruled that the ball had crossed the line.

"He totally deserved it," said Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta of Chambers' goal."It was a great moment because he helped us to win the game. He is someone who deserves the best, for how he is as a person and a professional."

The Gunners' second came in the 69th from a poor header back by Liam Cooper which left Meslier stranded as Nketiah rounded the keeper and his mis-hit shot from a tight angle just rolled into the corner.

"It's always nice to play, it's been a while, I have been working hard, waiting for my opportunity," Nketiah told Sky Sports.

The loss further adds woe to a Leeds side that has been struggling in league play.

"We conceded a goal, the goal that we conceded was at the start of the second half, after that the game wasn't the same," said Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa.