Chelsea storm back at Old Trafford to secure FA Cup replay
Manchester United looked set for Wembley after just eleven minutes of Sunday’s cup tie with Chelsea, having established a 2-0 lead thanks to bad decision-making from Petr Cech.
March 10th, 2013
Javier Hernandez continued his excellent scoring record against the Blues by netting in the fifth minute before Wayne Rooney doubled the advantage five minutes later and it appeared that Chelsea were heading out of the FA Cup.
Sir Alex Ferguson had made several changes to the team who had started against Real Madrid, although the players started to flag during the second half and the visitors were able to take full advantage and earn a replay.
Eden Hazard scored a beautifully crafted goal in the 59th minute just seven minutes after replacing Victor Moses, while Ramires was on hand to fire home the equaliser with twenty minutes left on the clock.
When the replay takes place is another matter, with Chelsea having several games to play in coming weeks including a Europa League encounter against Steaua.
Manchester City wait in the wings for the winner of this tie, with Wigan Athletic playing either Blackburn or Millwall for a place in the FA Cup final.