Chelsea FC earned a 2-2 draw against Arsenal FC in their FA Cup quarter-final at Highbury.
Frank Lampard scored a late equaliser as Chelsea FC earned a 2-2 draw against Arsenal FC in their FA Cup quarter-final encounter at Highbury.
Terry on target
Holders Arsenal suffered the worst possible start in front of their home fans, falling behind after two minutes when defender John Terry was left completely unmarked inside the penalty area to head the away side into the lead.
Arsenal missed a clear chance to draw level 20 minutes later, as Francis Jeffers was brought down by Carlo Cudicini, but the Chelsea goalkeeper turned away Thierry Henry's penalty, diving low to his right.
However, two goals in the last ten minutes of the first half turned the match on its head as Jeffers equalised, scrambling the ball into an empty net. Then, after Henry had hit the post, the French international striker did give his side the lead on the stroke of half-time, turning past Cudicini and rolling the ball into an open goal.
Despite controlling the game after the interval, Arsenal could not find a third goal, and Chelsea equalised seven minutes from time as Frank Lampard bundled the ball into the net following a goalmouth scramble after a corner. However, Cudicini was called upon to make a dramatic save from Giovanni van Bronckhorst's free-kick in the final action of the match.
The remaining three quarter-finals will be played tomorrow, as Leeds United AFC travel to Sheffield United FC, while Southampton FC play Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Watford FC are at home to Burnley FC.