Chelsea beat Oxford after epic 34-penalty shootout

Keeper Bradley Collins was among the heroes, saving four spot kicks as Chelsea’s youngsters overcame Oxford in a mammoth penalty shootout.

Chelsea’s under-21 side set an English record for the longest ever penalty shootout on Tuesday as they defeated Oxford United 13-12 after a whopping 34 spot kicks.

The victory came after Oxford player Wes Thomas missed his kick in the seventeenth round.

Marco van Ginkel and keeper Bradley Collins missed for the Blues while Ola Aina and Josh Grant saw their efforts saved by the Oxford keeper.

Collins saved four spot kicks for Chelsea.

Despite the victory, Chelsea failed to progress after finishing bottom of their group.

The epic shootout broke the previous record of 32 kicks set by Scunthorpe United and Worcester in a 2014 FA Cup game and equalled in August by Derby County and Carlisle United in another EFL Cup tie.

The result inevitably lead to some entertaining tweets.

Don’t let anyone tell you that the EFL Cup is a waste of time ever again!

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