Mata’s assistazo & Ba’s golazo send Chelsea through to FA Cup semi-final with 1-0 win over United
- April 1, 2013
Chelsea 1 – Man United 0 (FA Cup quarter final, April 1, 2013) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) Oscar OWNED Patrice Evra with a neat chop early on. Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez had a great chance to put United in front, but he didn’t fancy shooting with his left, tried to turn and slipped. Eden Hazard cheekily nutmegged Antonio Valencia to win a corner. Petr Cech pulled off an unorthodox save with his feet from a Javi Hernandez shot. Patrice Evra accidentally tripped Oscar late on in the first half.
Demba Ba gave Chelsea the lead with a golazo hooked finish over his shoulder after an awesome through ball over the top from Juan Mata. Petr Cech pulled off a one-handed wonder save to deny a Chicharito header. Eden Hazard missed a glorious chance to wrap it up for Chelsea when he dragged his one on one with De Gea wide.