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Chelsea Fight Back Earns Utd Replay

posted 10 Mar 2013, 11:57 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 10 Mar 2013, 13:03 ]

 Chelsea fight back from 2-0 down to earn 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford in FA Cup

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (MARCH 10, 2013) (PITCH) -  Holders Chelsea came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with ManchesterUnited on Sunday and earn a replay of their FA Cup quarter-final, inflicting further pain Alex Ferguson's side who have endured a week to forget.

The hosts, knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Tuesday after a controversial red card for Nani, took a fifth-minute lead through Javier Hernandezand doubled their lead six minutes late with a Wayne Rooney free kick.

Just when United had started to think they could smell a Wembley date, Chelsea pulled one back on 59 minutes through substitute Eden Hazard before Ramireslevelled nine minutes later.

The day's other quarter-final will also be replayed after Championship (second division) Millwall and Blackburn Rovers played out a 0-0 draw. Manchester City and Wigan Athletic booked their places in the semi-finals on Saturday.