FA Cup Report: Chelsea v Manchester United 13 March 2017

Mar 14, 2017, 00:29
FA Cup Report: Chelsea v Manchester United 13 March 2017

N'Golo Kante was being talked about as Player Of The Year material ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.

Herrera's dismissal for two fouls on Eden Hazard gave the advantage to the Blues midway through the first half.

FA Cup holders United are already without the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the quarterfinal tie against the Premier League leaders, while Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial will miss out because of injuries.

Chelsea pasted them 4-0 at Stamford Bridge, and Mourinho was less than thrilled with Conte's wild celebrations after every goal.

"The Special One" may not be so special to Chelsea fans anymore, but Jose Mourinho certainly hasn't lost any of his cheek.

The Italian also asked for Mourinho's history to be respected, but the United boss had to remind home supporters behind the visiting dugout of his three Premier League titles.

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United looked to be in control of the early exchanges until Herrera was sent for with his second booking of the night.

United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Darmian, Herrera, Pogba, Young, Mkhitaryan, Rashford.

His two goals in the EFL Cup final won the competition for United.

Jose Mourinho's response to the sending off was to spring Marouane Fellaini from the bench and take off Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a tactical change.

Indeed, only twice in their history have Manchester United had a longer winless run against a certain opponent (13 vs Liverpool in 1927 and 13 against Leeds in 1972).

Chelsea have been drawn against Tottenham and Arsenal will face Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in the semifinals of the FA Cup.