Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: FA Cup Quarterfinal Replay as It Happened
Goal: Ba 49'
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba. Subs: Turnbull, Terry, Bertrand, Lampard, Benayoun, Moses, Torres.
Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Nani, Welbeck, Hernandez. Subs: Giggs, Lindegaard, Young, van Persie, Powell, Kagawa & Vermijl.
90+4'- Time's up for Manchester United, who have been eliminated from the FA Cup by Chelsea.
A Demba Ba goal was enough to claim glory for the Blues, who win 1-0 in an error-strewn game that won't be remembered for its quality.
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90+3'- Ashley Young cuts back onto his right foot before crossing towards Robin van Persie. The striker's header drops just over Cech's goal.
A masked Fernando Torres replaces Demba Ba for the Blues.
90+1'- Oscar is withdrawn for Victor Moses. Chelsea so, so close to another FA Cup semifinal appearance.
90'- Oscar earns a booking for a late trip of Ashley Young. The winger's subsequent free kick fails to clear the first man.
Four minutes to be added on.
89'- Ashley Young plays in Patrice Evra, who cuts a perfect pass back to Robin van Persie on the penalty spot, but the Dutchman's shot is high, wide and not very handsome.
Three months ago van Persie would have buried that.
87'- It seems for a moment that Demba Ba is in on goal, but Phil Dowd deems his challenge on Chris Smalling to win the ball a foul.
Chelsea are actually looking the team more likely to score at the moment.
85'- Oscar runs across goal before shooting, but his effort is wide of de Gea's goal.
83'- Ashley Young looks to go over the top to van Persie, but his long ball is terribly overhit.
Manchester United are going to need to put on a trademark late show to save their FA Cup life.
81'- Antonio Valencia crosses towards van Persie in great position, but the Dutchman can't make enough contact on the ball to turn it goalwards.
79'- Juan Mata almost plays in Ramires on goal, but Patrice Evra makes a diving hero header to clear.
Ashley Young is being prepared to come on for the Red Devils, with Danny Welbeck to be withdrawn.
77'- Cesar Azpilicueta is booked for a late challenge on Danny Welbeck, who has really been in the wars tonight.
The United away fans section is in good voice, but their team isn't matching their spirit on the pitch at the moment.
75'- Antonio Valencia turns sharply and runs at goal, but the Ecuadorian winger's eventual shot is wide.
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
73'- Eden Hazard feeds Ramires into space, but the Brazilian's long range crack at goal flies a mile wide of de Gea's goal.
Here's a snap of Chelsea celebrating their goal.
71'- Manchester United with a sustained period of pressure on Chelsea, but without a clear chance created.
Loose passes still plague the Red Devils' game, surely a factor of fatigue.
69'- A loose pass from Carrick sees Eden Hazard burst clear through the United back line.
The Belgian shoots across de Gea, but his low effort rolls a few yards wide of goal. Massive chance for the Blues.
68'- Michael Carrick has the ball in space about 25 yards out, but the holding midfielder uncharacteristically goes for goal and fires into Row Z.
The three meetings between these two teams have already produced a total of 18 goals. Just one so far today.
66'- Ryan Giggs is on for Nani, not before time.
Replays of that previous Juan Mata shot show that David de Gea made another trademark spectacular save.
64'- Juan Mata is fed into space through the left channel, he fires from close range but misses the goal by inches.
End-to-end and exciting stuff right now.
62'- Unbelievable chance for United as Welbeck's driven cross picks out Javier Hernandez in space at the far post.
The Mexican's header from almost point blank range is goalbound, but Petr Cech somehow gets a hand on it to turn it over. Amazing save.
60'- Juan Mata chips a delicious cross into the United box but de Gea is out quickly to punch clear.
Moments later Mikel's long range effort almost deflects perfectly into the path of Oscar, but the Brazilian can't control.
Dangerous times for the Red Devils as Chelsea press for a second.
58'- Sir Alex Ferguson is looking very animated on the United sidelines, could we be about to see a change for the Red Devils?
Robin van Persie and Ryan Giggs warm-up.
56'- United continue to press as Nani sees his half-volley blocked on the edge of the Chelsea penalty area.
54'- Danny Welbeck is felled by Ryan Bertrand, but Phil Dowd waves play on.
Moments later, Tom Cleverley goes in very heavily on Ramires out of frustration and picks up a deserved booking.
52'- You couldn't really say it had been coming, but with the game as tight as it was, it was always going to take a moment of individual genius to break the deadlock.
Manchester United looking for an immediate leveller, but Chelsea are holding firm at the back.
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
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