Chelsea have taken part of their deserved revenge as they sack Manchester United out of FA Cup with David De Gea faulting multiple times.
Chelsea are through to FA Cup finals after thrashing bitter-rivals Manchester United 3:1.
Right from the beginning of the game Lampard’s men had control over the match as they went into the game more relaxed than the Red Devils.
Throughout the first 45 minutes, the Red Devils failed to make any credible deadly attack with all attacking powers on the side of the Blues.
Ole Solskjaer opted to bench two of his deadliest attackers; Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood as he featured Daniel James and Rashford on the front-line.
Bruno Fernandes pushing the attack as he supported both front-men who failed to break the Frank Lampard’s three man defense which featured, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Cesar Azpilicuta.
Olivier Giroud handed the Blues the lead when he converted Cesar Azpilicueta’s low crossing with a side-foot kick which caused the ball to slip through David De’Gea’s claws to bounce slowly into the goal post.
At the end of the 45 minutes, Lampard had the lead and Ole Solskjaer had lost Eric Bailly to a yet to be disclosed injury after the Ivorian collided with teammate, Harry Maguire while trying to block an up-through pass that was aimed at Olivier Giroud.
This prompted to installing Anthony Martial lately in the first half. Into the second half, the Red Devils substituted Fred for Paul Pogba after seeing the game drowning them with Mason Mount already found the back of the net after he stole the from the defensive midfield to drive close into the eighteen yard box where he dashed out a ground shot that also did slip through David De Gea’s hand.
Possibly going to give voice to Lampard’s claims of VAR-for-Man United was Bruno Fernandes’ penalty goal that had sent Wilfredo Cabllero to the opposite direction as he already dived out of the way before the former Sporting Lisbon man kicked the ball.Embed from Getty Images
The goal although made no significant effect considering that it was a shameful loss with Harry Maguire, the £80m record Red Devil defender netted an own goal.
Adding another blunder to his list of blunders so far this week, which among these was him also marking his teammate, Aaron Wan-Bissaka thinking he was an opponent and did led to the Southampton equalizer during their Premier League game.
Frank Lampard displayed more superiority and confidence in his team and formation as all his 4 substitutions happened from the 80th minute. Unlike Solskjaer who probably got pressured by the ongoing fluctuations from his side and began substituting at the 55th minute of the game.
Much anticipated favorite man, Christian Pulisic was fully absent for the Blues despite all expectations aimed at seeing some impressing performance from the American.
The Blues will face Gunners in the finals once more to determine who will be crowned the FA Cup champions but before then, the Blues still have a Top-4 battle to war off with the Red Devils. Chelsea got Liverpool to crack which United got Leicester to suppress if they should overtake into the top 4 after the Foxes lost woefully to Tottenham.
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