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Teenager Ruben Loftus-Cheek was delighted to score his first Chelsea goal as they extended their unbeaten streak to five matches with a 2-0 victory over League One side Scunthorpe in the third round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa fired the Blues ahead with his eighth goal of the season after 13 minutes, slotting Branislav Ivanovic's cross into the bottom corner from the edge of the six-yard box as the Premier League side gained the advantage.
Second-half substitute Loftus-Cheek, who replaced Oscar at the break, made it 2-0 after 68 minutes with his first senior goal to put Chelsea into the pot for the fourth round for the 18th consecutive season.
Loftus-Cheek told BT Sport: "(It was a) really nice moment when I got the goal. I'm really really happy with that. Just to come on and play 45 minutes was amazing.
The strike came from the 19-year-old's first shot on target for Chelsea and he laughed: "One for one - 100 per cent, I'll try to keep that going and I was just happy to come on and help the team.
Oxford boss Michael Appleton saluted a "magnificent" performance after Kemar Roofe sent Swansea tumbling out of the FA Cup.
Roofe scored a superb quickfire double as League Two side United stunned their Premier League visitors 3-2 in the first major shock of this season's third round.
Swansea began with a superb Jefferson Montero strike which would have lit up any game, but ended up with a chastening defeat which was compounded by an an alleged altercation between Jonjo Shelvey and some of the travelling supporters.
I thought the performance was magnificent. To beat a Premier League team on your own patch is one thing, but the way we did it, the way we passed the ball and the chances we created at times was great.
We had to dig deep when it was 3-2 but we showed a lot of composure in defence. We knew if we stuck to what we do best that we'd get opportunities. We pressed as high as we could and I think it unsettled them at times.
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Chelsea team today: Begovic; Ivanovic (c), Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Diego Costa. #CFC
The Toffees were already leading 2-0 on Saturday, when the cat darted towards Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles' penalty area, as he prepared to take a goal kick.
It's unclear how the stray pet managed to enter the pitch for without any trouble, before being ushered off by Robles who eventually got the game back underway.
Speaking to reporters after the match, Everton manager Martinez said:
I thought he had great style and movement. He's a young cat who'll make mistakes. I don't want to put any pressure on him, but he reminds me of Cecil the lion.