There goes the final whistle and what a result that is for Solskjaer’s Reds. Two first-half goals are enough to see United progress to the last eight of the Emirates FA Cup for the fifth successive season.
First-half headers by Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba helped Manchester United knock holders Chelsea out of the Emirates FA Cup.
Herrera nodded home Pogba’s in-swinging cross from the left to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side the lead on 31 minutes.
A resurgent Pogba then converted Marcus Rashford’s delicious delivery from the opposite side on the stroke of half time to ultimately seal United’s place in the last eight.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c) (Zappacosta 82), David Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 71); Pedro (Willian 58), Higuain, Hazard.
Subs not used: Caballero, Christensen, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.
Booked: Rudiger, Kante
Manchester United: Romero, Young (c), Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Pogba, Herrera, Matic; Mata (Pereira 76), Lukaku (Alexis 73), Rashford (McTominay 90+2).
Subs not used: De Gea, Bailly, Dalot, Fred.
Booked: Matic, Young
Scorers: Herrera 31, Pogba 45
What Next For Manchester United ?
Following the successful win over Chelsea in the EmiratesFACup, Manchester United will continue EPL campaign as they welcome Liverpool to Old-Trafford on sunday, feb 24.
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