Manchester United and Chelsea will be focusing on the FA Cup this Sunday. They meet in the cup semi final at Wembley, with this competition Manchester United labored a win over Norwich City in the quarter finals, but generally they have had a good run in recent times, going unbeaten in 12 matches.
MAN UTD TEAM NEWS
Team to play Chelsea: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Williams, Matic, Fred, Fernandes, James, Rashford
Subs: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Pereira, Pogba, McTominay, Mata, Martial, Ighalo, Greenwood
CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
Team to play Manchester United: Caballero, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Willian, Giroud
Subs: Kepa, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Abraham
The referee’s first whistle signals the players to take a knee.
Both teams flooding the midfield and not really pushing their wing-backs too high as yet.
James smacks an effort from 25 yards which De Gea has to punch clear.
Azpilicueta links with James on the right and clips a lovely ball over Giroud for the rushing in Alonso, but Wan-Bissaka can’t get to him and he bullets a header over the bar.
Mount jinks his way to the edge of box but Maguire sends it out for a corner.
Fernandes takes a whack in his……. from Azpilicueta. And it’s time for some drinks.
Fernandes dictating the play. James gets in behind down the left but little comes of it. United win a free-kick as Kovacic clips Fred about 22 yards out.
Kovacic clips the heels of Fernandes about 30 yards out. Rashford is quick to grab the ball and smacks a well struck effort but it’s straight into the wall.
Maguire is down for United after heading the back of Bailly’s head. He has drew blood from the impact of that clash on his forehead. But Bailly,doesn’t look fit to continue.
SUB! Bailly is going to be helped off and Martial is the man coming on. Bailly is eventually going to be stretchered off in a neck brace. Hopefully it’s not too serious.
45 + 5 min
Going to be at least 10 minutes added on.
GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 CHELSEA (Giroud, 45+11)
HT: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 CHELSEA
GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 0-2 CHELSEA (Mount, 46)
Chelsea go to sleep down the right and Rashford accelerates away into the box but the ball slides a few yards wide of the far post.
Willian reverses a ball back into the box for Mount from 15 yards but he curls a wide effort over the crossbar.
Time for some drinks
GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 0-3 CHELSEA (Maguire OG, 74)
SUBS! Wan-Bissaka and Rashford are off. Ighalo and Fosu-Mensah come on.
PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED! GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 1-3 CHELSEA (Fernandes pen, 86)
SIX MINUTES ADDED ON!
90 + 6 min
FT: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-3 CHELSEACHELSEA REACH THE FA CUP FINAL