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Saturday, March 7, 2009

United, Chelsea in FA Cup semis

Sat, 07 Mar 2009 21:35:13 GMT     |  PressTV

Carlos Tevez (R) shoots and scores his 2nd goal against Fulham.
Manchester United and Chelsea march into the FA Cup semi-finals raising speculations of a rematch of last season's UEFA Champions League final.

United thrashed Fulham 4-0 at Craven Cottage, moving a step closer to an unprecedented quintuple.

Carlos Tevez scored the opener for The Reds 20 minutes into the game, before curling in a magnificent 25-yard power drive 10 minutes from half-time.

Wayne Rooney found the bottom-left corner for the net five minutes into the second half making it 3-0 to United. Ji-Sung Park's 81st minute shot went exactly where Rooney had sent the ball some 30 minutes earlier.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson rested Cristiano Ronaldo and Dimitar Berbatov before two crucial clashes one against Inter Milan in the Champions League and another against Liverpool in the Premier League.

Fulham's best goal attempt came early in the game when an Andrew Johnson effort was met with a terrible mistake by Edwin Van der Sar resulting in the ball moving towards the line, where it was bundled off by Nemanja Vidic.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates his goal.
At Coventry, Didier Drogba put Chelsea ahead in the 15th minute and Alex doubled the lead after a fine counter-attack with 18 minutes from time.

Manager Guus Hiddink praised Drogba describing him as a dangerous striker. "He is working hard and he is good for the team". "He, however, still has to make some small improvements in his game," the manager added.

Hiddink said that his side would keep up the pressure on Manchester United "for as long as they can mathematically catch them."

The Blues and The Reds could meet up at either the semifinal or the final. In other FA Cup matches Everton takes on Middlesbrough on Sunday, while Arsenal and Burnley meet in a fifth-round tie.

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