FA Cup | Chelsea pounce on De Gea errors to e-book closing berth
Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday to e-book their place in an all-London FA Cup closing, helped by two errors from United goalkeeper David de Gea and an personal purpose by Harry Maguire.
Chelsea, who will face metropolis rivals Arsenal within the August 1 showpiece, had misplaced to United 3 times this season however seemed brighter from the beginning at Wembley and took management with objectives both aspect of halftime from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount.
United had been compelled right into a change at 0-Zero late within the first half when Eric Bailly was carried off after clashing heads with fellow defender Maguire. United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer introduced on Anthony Martial to create extra attacking menace.
But it was Chelsea who took the lead 11 minutes into first-half stoppage time when Giroud flicked a cross by Cesar Azpilicueta at De Gea who did not get sufficient of a hand on the ball to cease it spinning over the road.
Chelsea doubled the lead a minute after the restart when Mason Mount pounced on a poor go by Brandon Williams to shoot from the sting of the field. It seemed like De Gea would make a cushty save however he might solely steer the ball into the web.
United struggled to create any probabilities to slender the deficit and Chelsea sealed the win when Maguire, below strain from Antonio Rudiger, related with a cross from Marcos Alonso together with his studs and diverted the ball previous the hapless De Gea.
United scored a comfort purpose when Bruno Fernandes transformed a penalty within the 85th minute.
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