Match Report: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United
Manchester United have progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory at the Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
The Red Devils responded in an excellent manner to their first defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from PSG in the Champions League. The Norwagean has now won his 12th game as boss of Man United.
They noted their first victory away at Chelsea since the 3-2 victory in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge of the club. Mourinho was very close to winning at his former club in their Premier League encounter previously in the season, but Ross Barkley denied him with 96th minute equaliser.
Manchester United let the ball in Chelsea’s possession during the whole game, but the Red Devils defended very well, as Ander Herrera put a Man of the match performance and helped Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof to keep a clean sheet.
Paul Pogba was again under the spotlight and the Frenchman took part in both goals for Solskjer’s side.
He assisted the first goal of the game, as Ander Herrera scored the opener with a header in the 31st minute.
The World Cup 2018 winner, won the ball at midfield at the last minute of the first half, passed it to Marcus Rashford and rushed in the opponent’s box, to head the Englishman’s cross home and make the score 2-0 for United.
The second half was a bit boring and both clubs played with much slower tempo. Chelsea seemed hopeless in the second 45 minutes, as Maurizio Sarri couldn’t find a solution to Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s tactics.
The game finished 2-0 in favor of Manchester United and the Red Devils secured their fifth consecutive FA Cup quarter final.
United won the cup for the last time in 2016 and lost in the last season’s final 1-0 to their today’s opponents – Chelsea.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Man United will face Wolverhampton at the Molineux Stadium in the quarter-finals. It is a third away trip in the FA Cup in a row.
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