Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea – PLAYER RATINGS
Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea – PLAYER RATINGS: Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount shine in FA Cup semi-final but David De Gea and Harry Maguire disappoint at Wembley
- Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final, after beating Manchester United 3-1
- Olivier Giroud opened the scoring after Eric Bailly was stretchered off the pitch
- Mason Mount doubled the lead before Harry Maguire deflected in an own-goal
- The result marks Chelsea’s best game under current manager Frank Lampard
Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley Stadium.
With Chelsea set to face London rivals Arsenal in the final, Frank Lampard one victory away now from a trophy in his first year as the Blues manager.
Sportsmail’s Chris Wheeler details his playing ratings from the game.
Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final, after beating Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley
Replaced Kepa and hardly tested until he was beaten from the spot.
CESAR AZPILICUETA – 6.5
Got forward well down the right and produced a great cross to set up the first goal
ANTONIO RUDIGER – 7
Solid at the back and got forward to force Maguire’s error for the third goal.
KURT ZOUMA – 6
A little lucky to get away with late tackle on Martial after recovering from clash of heads with Bailly.
REECE JAMES – 6.5
Unlucky not to score with powerful 20-yard drive early on and header that was well saved by De Gea.
Olivier Giroud was on fire for Chelsea and even opened the scoring for Frank Lampard’s men
JORGINHO – 7
Excellent, efficient job in marshalling the Chelsea midfield. Hardly put a foot wrong.
MATEO KOVACIC – 7
Did an excellent job of breaking up United’s attacks and breaking from deep.
MARCOS ALONSO – 6.5
A threat on the left, almost scoring with an early header and setting up the third goal.
WILLIAN – 7.5
Full of energy leading Chelsea’s press and counter attack on few occasions United threatened.
OLIVIER GIROUD – 8
Four-time winner put Chelsea on course for the final with excellent movement and finish.
MASON MOUNT – 7.5
In for Pulisic and looked dangerous from the start. Got his reward with a goal.
FRANK LAMPARD – 8
Chelsea’s best result under him. Pressing game knocked United off their stride and win was fully deserved
Substitutes: Kepa, Christensen, Abraham (for Giroud 80), Pedro (for Mount 90+6), Loftus-Cheek (for Kovacic 86), Hudson-Odoi (for Willian 80), Pulisic, Tomori, Emerson.
Scorers: Giroud (45+11), Mount 46, Maguire og 74
Mason Mount was one of the stars of the show for Chelsea, scoring the second for the Blues
Manchester United (3-4-1-2)
DAVID DE GEA – 4
Picked ahead of cup keeper Romero. Poor effort to save the first goal and an awful one for the second.
VICTOR LINDELOF – 6
Performed well on the whole but guilty of losing Giroud in build-up to the first goal
HARRY MAGUIRE – 5
Cut his head in collision with teammate Bailly and unfortunate to score an own-goal for Chelsea’s third.
ERIC BAILLY – 6
Brought in as part of back-three but went off before half-time after clashing heads with Zouma and Maguire.
Manchester United’s Eric Bailly was forced off in the first half with a serious head injury
AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 5.5
Poor distribution in the face of Chelsea press, and again looked vulnerable at his back post.
FRED – 5
Subbed by Pogba shortly after half-time after average display. The Frenchman should probably have started.
NEMANJA MATIC – 5.5
Had little influence and missed a chance to get United back in the game with late header.
BRANDON WILLIAMS – 5
First start since lockdown and looked rusty. Gave the ball away for Chelsea’s second goal.
BRUNO FERNANDES – 7
Injured three times in the first half but still United’s most creative player and then converted late penalty.
Bruno Fernandes did, however, provide Manchester United with a solid performance
DANIEL JAMES – 5
Came in for Mason Greenwood but struggled to have a significant impact on the game.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 5.5
Had an off day and wasted United’s best chance when he fired wide early in the second half.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER – 5
Made changes to the line-up and system but it backfired as United lost their fluency.
Substitutes: Pogba (for Fred 55, 6), Mata, Martial (for Bailly 45+2, 6.5), Pereira, Romero, Fosu-Mensah (for Wan-Bissaka 79, 6), Ighalo (for Rashford 79, 5.5), Greenwood (for James 56, 6), McTominay
Scorer: Fernandes pen 85
Referee: Mike Dean – 7
Difficult stop-start game due to injuries but got the penalty decision right.
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