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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Football

Chelsea fight back to earn replay with Man United
Reuters
Manchester, March 10, 2013
First Published: 23:59 IST(10/3/2013)
Last Updated: 00:05 IST(11/3/2013)

Holders Chelsea came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United 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 Hernandez and 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 Ramires levelled 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.


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