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FA Cup Live, Chelsea vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary, FA Cup Final 2017-18

Chelsea 1 - 0 Manchester United (Hazard P 22')
Updated: 19 May 2018 23:38 IST - Published: 19 May 2018 21:30 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United lose, Antonio Conte and Chelsea win. Nothing much more to say. Anirudh Menon signing off on a rather disappointed note. 

Toodle-ooo
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96' That, then, is that. 
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95' Morata and Willian combine to win a corner off Juan Mata. That should be that. 
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94' Mata lifts a hopeless looking ball into the box that Moses heads away for a corner; which is curled into the hands of Courtois. 
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93' Valencia curls in a lovely cross... and Matic rises highest to head it well wide. Again, a superb chance, that as he got a clean header away 
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92' Chelsea are keeping the ball at the corner flag. Till Morata concedes a throw-in. Which united promptly give it back
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91' Another corner for Chelsea... Five minutes to be added on. From the corner WIllian runs at Valencia, but the Ecuadorian does well to stop his dribble
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90' Hazard runs at half the United team and wins a corner, from which they win a throw-in. Conte eats up more seconds by taking off Hazard for Willian. More legs. 
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89' Conte wants some legs, and he'll get them in the shape of Alvaro Morata - who replaces the rather disappointing Olivier Giroud
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88' Young chips a ball into Sanchez's chest, who kills it dead before laying it off wide to Martial - the Frenchman, though, chips the most horrendous cross/shot well wide of the near post. Don't even ask how. 
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87' Young crosses, Courtois punches... United have to build from the back again. 
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86' Hazard and Giroud combine to break forward... but it ends up with Chelsea giving the ball away for a throw in. Mourinho's throwing the proverbial kitchen sink at it - Jones off, Mata on. 
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85' Herrera looks to play in Lukaku; guess who's in his way but N'Golo Kante... United work the ball around once again and Sanchez lets loose but his shot arrows well wide
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84' Matic plays in Lukaku - who looks to backheel the ball into Martial's path but completely misses the ball with the kick. 
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82' OH POGBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Sanchez curls in the most delicious corner you'll see into the box, where Pogba is FREE, utterly, implausibly FREE... and he heads it wide. OH MY GOOD LORD. That really ought to have been 1-1 
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81' Sanchez curls in the corner superbly, the ball pinballs around till Martial gets a shot away that once again deflects off a Chelsea man and out for a goalkick
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80' Pogba curls one in, Courtois punches it away - Matic absolutely leathers one at goal, the ball swerves here and there but the Belgian keeper is up to it. The two exchange knowing smiles. 
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79' Chelsea are playing keep-ball, and they are playing it rather well. 
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78' Everywhere you look, there's N'Golo Kante. The man's an animal 
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77' Cahill steps out of defence like an ersatz Beckenbauer - and plays it out to Alonso; but United win the ball back soon enough. Pogba does well to play the ball out to Martial - but the Frenchman's ball into the box is horrendous. 
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75' Jones and Giroud head each other instead of the ball - both are down and require treatment
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74' Sanchez wriggles past Alonso with absurd ease before pinging a ball into the box which Cahill dive-heads away from the massive frame of Romelu Lukaku
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73' AH!!!! Sanchez barrels into a challenge as United press dangerously high... the ball bounces out to Lukaku, who plays it to Matic, who heads it to Martial... the Frenchman swivels and shoots. but Azpilicueta gets a great block in and the ball balloons high and safely into Courtois' gloves
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72' Mourinho's seen enough. Martial and Lukaku on, Rashford and Lingard off
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71' OH! The corner is rubbish, United counter - Lingard plays in Rashford with a lovely ball but the Mancunian's attempted dink is well stopped by Courtois. 
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70' OH MY! THAT WAS SOME CHALLENGE! N'Golo Kante bombs into space before feeding Alonso - who dawdles unnecessarily and Smalling comes running in to time a lovely challenge that makes the shot much weaker than it would have been. The ball then inadvertently bounces off Young's arm and out for a corner. Oliver goes to VAR but the tech confirms it as just a corner
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69' Rashford looks to send the ball back in, Lingard runs over the ball in neat dummy that Cahill reads perfectly. Chelsea counter through their only attacking outlet on the day, Eden Hazard... but Chris Smalling does superbly to stop him in his tracks. Great defending from two much maligned English veterans
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68' Giroud fails to hold the ball up, AGAIN, and United counter at pace - Lingard winning a corner off Alonso... it's defended well by Giroud, though
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67' Young nutmegs Moses and then tries to win a foul off Azpilicueta - but that's not happening. The Basque and the Englishman go nose-to-nose and there's a lot of shouting but no handbags
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66' Valencia looks to swerve into the box, and almost does so - but Tiemoue Bakayoko is having an excellent day out defensively, and the man hacks it away
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65' There's a lot of sideways passing happening, not much else. 
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64' VAR confirms the offside. Superb, superb call that
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63' GOOOOOOONOOOOOOO!!!! Rashford whups it in, Jones heads it in - Courtois claws it out SUPERBLY, before Sanchez tucks in the rebound. The linesman, though, has his flag raised. Oliver will go to VAR
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62' Young bombs forward, and sends a useless ball out to the right flank.... where Rashford wins a foul off Alonso, from which....
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61' Rudiger breaks United's high line with a simple ball around Valencia - but Smalling does superbly to ensure that the ball harmlessly dribbles into De Gea's hands
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59' Valencia and Lingard look to combine down the left but Alonso and Bakayoko shut them out... United come back and after Sanchez's ball into the box is hacked away, Matic tries his luck with his right foot. Right. He really shouldn't have
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58' The corner's absolute filth - and Hazard breaks... something that causes Valencia to steam in on him and earn himself a yellow
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57' WOOF! United canter forward again after Pogba dispossess Fabregas with ease - and the move ends with the Frenchman galloping forward and winning a corner off his deflected shot
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56' OH! Much better for United! Herrera plays in Valencia with the most delicious of balls inside Alonso - his pass back is horrendous but Sanchez recovers it with a brilliant tackle before playing to Rashford - the Mancunian's shot, tough, is straight at Courtois
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54' United are passing it about rather neatly here.... before Sanchez and Young combine superbly to play in Lingard - but Jesse Messi is stopped in his tracks by a horde of blue. They've got this locked up.
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53' Rashford curls an interesting looking ball into the centre that just misses Chris Smalling's leap. Much better from the young Mancunian, that
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52' Some lovely play from Pogba and Matic releases Young down the left - where he draws another foul off Moses. Freekick in a really good area for United. AGAIN
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50' AI AI AI. Pogba and Rashford are on two seperate planets as far as wavelengths are concerned... one passes it hither, the other runs thither. 
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49' Herrera does well to read Chelsea's pattern of play, and win the ball before Hazard can get to it.. but United are faced by a mass of blue in front of them. 
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48' Nothing much is happening at the moment, with Chelsea content to sit back and absorb whatever United throw at them.
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46' Pogba starts off a promising United move with a lovely sweep forward of his right foot, Rashford collects it, lets Sanchez run with it who in turn plays it out to Valencia - but Alonso does superbly to block it AND win a goalkick
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PEEP! WE ARE OFF AGAIN! CHELSEA KICK OFF

No changes. 
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PEEP! PEEP! THAT'S THAT!

CHELSEA 1 - 0 MANCHESTER UNITED AT HALFTIME...


Th
e game's been one of fits and starts and hasn't really quickened anyone's pulse up.I'm off to boil myself a cup of tea.See you in fifteen

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46' That was superb from Herrera - Hazard does a neat dummy, works the ball out to Giroud and looks to run in behind for the return, but the Basque is back there covering and he immediately sets Pogba off. The Frenchman half-dances, half-flies through the Chelsea half, eating up the grass, before laying off a lovely ball to Rashford. Who completely misckicks it. That would have made for some goal
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One minute to be added on