Emirates FA Cup
Stamford Bridge, London, England
34′ Herrera Sent off (Second bookable offence)
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FT: The result means that Chelsea will play Tottenham Hotspur in the Semi-finals of the competition whilst last season’s Champions Manchester United bow out.
FT: The visitors did well for a team, who were down to ten-men, creating some good chances in the second-half and possibly should have levelled the scores when Rashford capitalised on an error by Luiz, but he was terrifically denied by Courtois, who made a terrific save. Pogba also went close when he dragged an effort just wide but the visitors can be proud of their display despite being down to ten-men.
FT: The Blues created a number of good chances in the second-half and should have extended their lead but Kanté’s goal was enough for the West-London side. First Kanté curled the ball home after being allowed too much space before Costa met a Willian corner with his shoulder that flashed just wide. Willian then curled an effort inches over the bar before the Brazilian forced De Gea into a good save at his near-post. Costa then went close to tapping-home a Willian cross but it just evaded him before Fàbregas was denied well by De Gea.
FT: So Chelsea make the man advantage count to defeat Manchester United and progress into the Semi-finals where they will play Tottenham Hotspur.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+3′ Final Chelsea change sees Costa replaced by Michy Batshuayi.
90’+1′ Alonso wins a freekick.
90’+1′ Chance!! Chelsea break with Hazard, who finds Costa, who tees up Fàbregas, who fires an effort that De Gea palms away.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
88′ Second Chelsea change sees Moses replaced by Kurt Zouma.
87′ Slight delay in the match as Moses is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
86′ Costa is booked for a late challenge on Jones.
85′ The corner is taken short before Chelsea keep possession.
84′ Valencia concedes a corner.
81′ Close!! Pogba fires an effort just wide from-range.
80′ Second Manchester United change sees Jesse Lingard replace Young.
80′ First Chelsea change sees Willian replaced by Cesc Fàbregas.
79′ Pogba is penalised for a foul on Kanté.
78′ Young is booked for a cynical foul on Moses.
77′ Valencia is penalised for a two-footed-challenge on Kanté and is fortunate to escape a booking.
76′ The delivery is cleared.
76′ De Gea cannot prevent the ball from going behind after a poor headed pass from Young.
74′ Close!! Willian sends in a teasing delivery that just evades Costa.
73′ Valencia is penalised for a foul on Hazard.
72′ The delivery is cleared.
72′ Close!! Willian receives the ball before firing an effort that De Gea palms behind at the near-post.
71′ The delivery is cleared by Jones.
70′ The delivery is initially cleared before Smalling concedes another corner.
70′ Jones concedes a corner.
68′ The corner is eventually dealt with by the visitors.
67′ Jones concedes a corner.
66′ Costa is caught offside.
64′ Hazard fires an effort wide of the target from-range.
63′ Cahill is penalised for a foul on Rashford.
61′ Close!! Kanté exchanges passes with Willian, who curls an effort inches over the bar.
59′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Costa with a free-header, but he miscues his effort wide, with the ball coming-off his shoulder.
59′ Chance!! The delivery is cleared and Chelsea break before Matić finds Willian with a cross but his pull-back is blocked before Hazard’s volley is blocked behind.
58′ Chance!! Luiz misjudges a lofted-pass allowing Rashford to seize the loose ball and beat Cahill before firing an effort that Courtois smothers.
56′ Moses is caught offside.
55′ Azpilicueta receives the ball before firing an effort harmlessly off-target from-range.
53′ Rashford is caught offside.
51′ Goal!! Kanté is allowed too much room and he takes advantage, firing home a curling-effort from-range.
49′ Azpilicueta receives the ball before firing an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.
46′ Young’s delivery is cleared.
45′ Pogba wins a freekick after a foul on Azpilicueta.
45′ Manchester United get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Chelsea make use of the extra-man to find the lead or will Manchester United frustrate the league-leaders and find a goal themselves? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: The hosts will need to take advantage of the extra-man and will need to get the ball out wide to Hazard, who has posed a threat to the United defence, and Willian. Costa also needs better service in the final-third if Chelsea are to defeat a now more-defensive United back-line. The visitors will be hoping to remain in the game as long as possible and will need to be at their best defensively. They will also hope to make the most of their opportunities on the counter-attack.
HT: The visitors initially started well but haven’t created many chances thus far with Mkhitaryan dragging an effort just wide, the closest they have come. They were reduced to ten-men after Herrera, who was already booked, needlessly and cynically fouled Hazard before receiving a second yellow and his marching-orders.
HT: The hosts started slower than their opponents but have created a number of good chances. First Hazard was terrifically denied by De Gea after beating Smalling and Rojo. De Gea then made a fantastic save to deny Cahill following a corner. Hazard then went close when he seized onto a loose ball to fire an effort wide of the target before Moses fired an effort just over the bar.
HT: So we’re goalless at the break with nothing to separate the two sides.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
42′ Rashford wins a freekick after a foul from Cahill.
39′ Moses receives the ball before firing an effort just over the bar.
38′ Play resumes.
36′ Willian’s delivery is punched clear by De Gea before play is halted as De Gea is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
36′ First Manchester United change sees Marouane Fellaini replace Mkhitaryan.
34′ Dismissal!! Herrera receives a second yellow card for a cynical foul on Hazard.
34′ Jones is penalised for a foul on Hazard. The defender is fortunate to escape a booking there.
29′ Hazard seizes onto a loose-ball before firing an effort wide of the target from a tight-angle.
27′ Willian wins a freekick.
27′ Rashford does well to control a cross-field pass but his cross is gathered by Courtois.
22′ Matić fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.
21′ Jones is penalised for a foul on Hazard.
21′ Play resumes.
19′ The referee halts play after a foul from Herrera, who receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Hazard. The Belgian is down and receiving treatment before being led off the pitch to receive the all-clear.
17′ The delivery is met by Costa, who heads the ball over the bar.
16′ The corner is cleared before a Luiz cross deflects behind for a corner.
16′ Alonso sends in a teasing delivery that Smalling clears behind for a corner.
16′ Chance!! The delivery causes havoc and the ball falls to Cahill, who fires an effort that De Gea palms away.
15′ Close!! Hazard turns past Smalling with ease before beating Rojo to fire an effort that De Gea palms inches wide.
13′ The freekick is dealt with by the visitors.
12′ Willian wins a freekick after a foul from Darmian.
11′ Close!! Mkhitaryan fires an effort just wide from-range.
8′ Hazard wins a freekick after a foul from Darmian.
4′ Costa is penalised for a foul on Herrera.
2′ Costa wins a freekick after a foul from Rojo.
1′ The delivery is met by Rojo, who heads the ball harmlessly over the bar.
0′ Alonso concedes a corner.
0′ Chelsea get the game underway.
Chelsea F.C.: Thibaut Courtois (GK), Gary Cahill, David Luiz, César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Nemanja Matić, N’Golo Kanté, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Willian
Manchester United F.C.: David De Gea (GK), Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan