Leeds beats Plymouth 4-1, advances to FA Cup fifth round

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Leeds beats Plymouth 4-1

In their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Plymouth Argyle, Leeds defeated them with three goals in extra time.

Wilfried Gnonto’s opening goal for Leeds was canceled out by Brendon Galloway’s chesting in of the ball, forcing extra time.

Alternatives Georginio Rutter and Crysencio Summerville scored goals to guarantee Leeds supporters’ 600-mile round trip to Home Park was not in vain.

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When Ryan Hardie headed in an own goal in the 117th minute, Plymouth’s fate was decided.

Daniel Farke’s Leeds team will play either Chelsea or Aston Villa in the fifth round when they rematch their fourth-round match on Wednesday.

After a sluggish beginning for both Championship sides in wet and swirling conditions, Leeds burst to life when Mateo Joseph danced through the Plymouth box before his strike was tipped onto the crossbar by Conor Risk.

Leeds were denied again by the woodwork minutes some other time when Joel Piroe’s strong exertion from the edge of the area ran through the crossbar.

A momentum shift saw the Travelers produce promising assaults of their own, however sublime blocks from Sam Byram and Joe Rodon guaranteed the groups completed a start to finish first half based on level conditions.

Piroe and Joseph came close as Leeds ruled the beginning phases of the last part before Italian forward Gnonto broke the deadlock with a low strike that bubbled through the legs of Ashley Phillips prior to nestling into the base corner of the Plymouth objective.

Plymouth drove their direction once again into the game when Phillips got on the finish of a free-kick into the container and thumped it across the essence of objective for Galloway to package the ball over the line.

Leeds’ Joe Gelhardt and Plymouth’s Ryan Hardie verged on securing triumph for their sides in the last minutes of stoppage time, yet the woodwork denied the Leeds substitute before Illan Meslier created a splendid save at the opposite finish to send the game to additional time.

Summerville came on in the perishing snapshots of the last part and required a brief period to have an effect as he cut in on his right foot, sending Phillips the wrong way prior to setting the ball past Danger.

The Dutch winger was involved again to put forth Leeds’ third objective, squaring the ball to Rutter, who opened the ball into the base corner.

Hardie flicked a corner into his own net to end Plymouth’s expectations of arriving at the fifth round of the FA Cup interestingly since the 2006-07 season.

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