Demba Ba, FC Chelsea
FA Cup: Chelsea 1-0 Man United
After a scoreless first half, the dynamics of the match changed with a stunning goal from Demba Ba from a Juan Mata pass. The Senegal international headed a volley up and over United goalkeeper David De Gea, who could only watch the ball go into the net. It was Ba’s 18th goal of the season, his fifth since moving to Chelsea.
The win ended the hopes of his old enemy, Sir Alex Ferguso,n of winning a double.
Petr Cech protected the lead with an exceptional save to deny Javier Hernandez.
Chelsea faces Rubin Kazan at home in the next challenge of their 70-game season in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday.
Chelsea have won the FA Cup trophy four times in six years since the final returned to Wembley.
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole (Bertrand 22); Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Mata, Oscar (Moses 90), Ba (Torres 90)
Subs not used: Turnbull, Terry, Benayoun, Lampard, Torres
Booked: Azpilicueta, Bertran, Mata, Oscar
Goal: Ba 49
Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley (Van Persie 61), Nani (Giggs 65); Hernandez, Welbeck (Young 80)
Subs not used: Lindegaard, Powell, Kagawa, Vermijl
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