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Man United heap woes on Chelsea

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM
Manchester United’s Ander Herrera (centre) scores the opening goal of the game during the English FA Cup fifth round match  against hosts Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London, England, yesterday.
Manchester United’s Ander Herrera (centre) scores the opening goal of the game during the English FA Cup fifth round match against hosts Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London, England, yesterday.

LONDON (AP):

Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba each scored first-half goals as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge yesterday to advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

United, who have lost just once in interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 13 games in charge, have reached the quarter-finals of the competition for the fifth consecutive season.

A rematch of last year’s final won by Chelsea, Herrera put United ahead in the 31st minute and Pogba came through just before half-time to double the lead.

ODD form

The game then took an odd twist late as Chelsea fans fed up with manager Maurizio Sarri joined their United counterparts in chanting for his firing.

Sarri, who replaced Antonio Conte in the summer, went unbeaten over his first 18 games in all competitions but has won just six of 12 games since January 1.

United will face Wolverhampton in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, which will take place March 15-17.

Manchester City will travel to Swansea, Millwall will host Brighton, and Watford will face Crystal Palace.