- Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday landed them a place in the FA Cup final, they capitalized on United’s goalkeeper David de Gea errors and an own goal by Harry Maguire.
Chelsea had the determination and decisiveness which was clear from the start at Wembley as they dominated with goals either side of halftime from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount. They will face city rivals Arsenal in the Aug. 1.
United suffered an unexpected change in the first half when Eric Bailly was carried off after clashing heads with fellow defender Maguire. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought on Anthony Martial to create a more attacking threat.
Chelsea measured up with their 11 minutes lead into first-half stoppage time when Giroud flicked a cross by Cesar Azpilicueta at De Gea who failed to get enough of a hand on the ball to stop it spinning over the line.
De Gea had a though evening as his club suffered dearly from his mistakes. This raised an eyebrow on his ability to perform at the required capacity for the club.
Chelsea surprisingly doubled the lead a minute after the restart when Mason Mount pounced on a poor pass by Brandon Williams to shoot from the edge of the box. It looked like De Gea would make a comfortable save but he could only steer the ball into the net.
United tried to created scoring chances as Marcus Rashford went close and Maguire fluffed two good headed chances. They managed to attain a consolation goal when Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty in the 85th minute.
Chelsea attained their victory when Maguire, under pressure from Antonio Rudiger, connected with a cross from Marcos Alonso with his studs and diverted the ball past the hapless De Gea.