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Chelsea progress to the finals of the FA Cup

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Manchester United faced Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley. The winner would face a victorious Arsenal side, who beat Manchester City by 2 – 0. A win by the Manchester United side, would see them equal Arsenal’s record of 21 appearances in the FA cup finals, and a win by Chelsea would see make their 13th appearance in the finals of the FA cup.

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Coach Ole made some changes to his team which saw Daniel James return to the starting lineup for the Manchester United side after missing out on their previous game. Christian Pulisic was replaced by Mason Mount on the flanks and goal keeper Willie Cabalero started in place of first choice keeper, Kepa Arizzabalaga.

Giroud gives Chelsea the lead
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The match saw a dominant Chelsea side take the most of the possession in the first half of the game. A forced substitution saw an injured Eric Bailly, come off for forward Anthony Martial. In the 11th of additional time for the first half, Chelsea was on target as Olivier Giroud put them in front. The goal saw the first half draw to a close.

The second half was restarted by referee Mike Dean. A minute into the second half Blues youngster, Mason Mount found the back of the net with a shot from outside the box, to take Chelsea two goals up. Manchester United struggled to get a goal as they failed to convert their chances.

Harry Maguire with an own goal for Chelsea
CREDIT: CHELSEA F.C

The match was sealed in the 74th minute, as Chelsea once again found the back of the net as Harry Maguire put the ball into his own net to give Frank Lampard’s side a 3 – 0 advantage. In the 86th minute Manchester United managed to pull one back, courtesy of a goal from the penalty spot by Bruno Fernandes. The match ended after an additional 7 minutes with the Blues being the victorious side on the day.

The West London side would now go on to face their North London rivals Arsenal in a London derby on the 1st of August at the Wembley Stadium.

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