Higuain stuns fans in Chelsea debut after refusing penalty offer

Higuain stuns fans in Chelsea debut after refusing penalty offer

- Higuain stuns Chelsea fans after refusing the offer to take the penalty given to him by Willian

- The 31-year-old made his Blues debut since he joined them last week in the FA Cup fourth round clash

- Willian netted a brace including a penalty during the match to gift the Blues a comfortable victory

Chelsea new signing Gonzalo Higuain left the Blues fans stunned after their 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round clash at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

The 31-year-old striker who recently moved to the Premier League side from Serie A side rejected an offer to score his side's opening goal via spot kick in the 26th minute following Sam Hutchinson's foul on Cesar Azpilicueta in the dangerous area

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The penalty award sparked controversy as Wednesday players protested the decision with the referee.

Amid the confrontation, Willian picked the ball from the referee, making his way to Higuian.

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The Brazilian star offered the new boy the chance to score on his debut for the Blues, but the former Juventus star declined.

Higuain, in a class act instead let Willian take it as the 30-year-old was in line to reach the 50-goal milestone.

The Chelsea winger went on to slot the ball past a helpless Keiren Westwood who was in goal for the lower division side.

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Higuain's decision not to take the penalty left Chelsea fans stunned, with some acclaiming it as a show of humility and class.

After scoring the opener via the spot kick in the game, Willian went ahead to embrace Higuain and whispered that his first goal for the club will come soon.

Willian said that: "I want to give him the ball. I wanted him to score the first goal today. But it will come soon."

However, below are some of the reactions:

Chelsea went on to win the encounter to book a slot in the next round of the FA Cup, thanks to Willian's brace and Callum Hudson-Ndoi's 64th goal.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in their FA Cup fourth round clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Two goals from Brazil forward Willian and one from Callum Hudson-Ndoi ensured the Blues cruised to convincing win over the lower league side.

Chelsea have now joined both Manchester United teams in the fifth round of the clash as Arsenal and Tottenham have been bundled out of the competition.

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