FA CUP LIVE: Chelsea v Manchester United – the quarter-final replay as it happens from Stamford Bridge
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One last push: Sir Alex Ferguson urges his side to press after Demba Ba's goal put Chelsea on course to Wembley
68min: It should be 2-0. That was a big, big miss from Hazard. He pounces on a sloppy Michael Carrick pass and drives towards goal. He drags a shot wide of De Gea's post from just inside the area. He has got to hit the target there and should really have beaten De Gea from that range.
65min: Ryan Giggs has replaced Nani now. The Portugal winger was pretty shoddy today. He offered so little and I'd love to see his pass completion stats. Ferguson won't be happy with his man, that's for sure.
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64min: Neil Ashton is glad to see Tom Cleverley subbed for Van Persie.
He adds from Stamford Bridge: 'Cleverley is sacrificed for RVP. Still not sure what Cleverley is supposed to do, yet to see him have a decent game for United or England.
'The latest chants around the ground are “Rio Ferdinand, **** off to Qatar”'
Wonder save: Petr Cech somehow kept Javier Hernandez's header out after Ba's opener
63min: Matt Barlow reports: 'United have reacted to the goal by loosening their formation. The full backs going forward with more adventure and it has created more space for Mata, Oscar and Hazard.'
61: What a save! Javier Hernandez heads from close range at Cech's goal. Somehow the goalkeeper, at full stretch, tips the ball over the bar. One of the saves of the season. Utterly sensational.
Van Persie replaces Cleverley.
Get in: Demba Ba hooks the ball into the net as Rio Ferdinand (left) chases
59min: Ryan Bertrand receives Phil Dowd's second yellow card. Cynical from the left back there, as he chops down Javier Hernandez to prevent a break.
Robin van Persie has stripped off and is ready to try to turn this one round for United.
57min: Graham Poll has his view on the Chelsea goal: 'At last some action. Excellent work from assistant Andy Garratt on non-offside for Demba Ba’s goal.
'Absolutely indisputable yellow card for Cleverley for heavy challenge on Ramires.'
56min: The goal has lifted both sides and we can expect a more exciting match from here on in.
United look like they want this one and have upped the ante.
54min: Sami Mokbel believes Ferdinand was culpable for Ba's strike.
He adds: 'Rio won’t be happy with his contribution to Demba Ba’s opener. Got caught napping for a split second and got punished. Great finish, though.'
Neil Ashton also points out that Ferdinand has never won an FA Cup, and may never get the chance should United lose today.
Meanwhile, Tom Cleverley goes into the book for a hefty tackle on Ramires.
52min: The Chelsea fans are in full voice now.
Game on: Demba Ba (left) celebrates after opening the scoring for Chelsea
Neil Ashton reports they are chanting '”Rio Rio what's the score” coming from the Matthew Harding Stand.
49min: GOAL! CHELSEA 1 Man United 0
What a strike! Juan Mata lifts the ball over the United defence and Demba Ba is onto it. It looks like it's out of his reach but the striker wraps his foot around it and hooks it into the top corner. Wonderful finish.
Sportsmail's Neil Ashton describes it as a 'really special strike'. I can't disagree with that assessment. It's a sublime finish.
48min: Excellent improvisation from Demba Ba there. Ryan Bertrand puts in a speculative ball to the striker who raises a leg to flick the ball goalwards. David de Gea is wise to it and gathers well.
There's still a fizz lacking from this match at the moment. It needs a pick-me-up before this half gets going.
46min: No changes at half-time. United press early on and Phil Jones wins a free-kick on the edge of the area.
But Nani puts the ball into the Chelsea wall.
13.32: KICK-OFF: MANCHESTER UNITED RE-START THE MATCH
13.29: Chelsea have had the better of this one. Just. United never made it out of the blocks and Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez are the only two players who look like causing Chelsea any problems.
Nani has been particularly off colour. A couple of substitutions would liven this tie up.
Meanwhile, the players are back on the pitch and ready for the second half.
13.24: Surprisingly, there haven't been too many talking points so far. These two teams normally serve up thrillers when they meet but it's been anything but that in the first half. Perhaps Robin van Persie was right when he said the players would be too tired for this one.
13.18: Here's Matt Barlow's views on the first half.
'“Handbrakes on” as Arsene Wenger would say in the first half.
'Chelsea have enjoyed the territorial edge but United will not be unduly worried about that. The visitors have looked in control, Smalling and Ferdinand have been strong, and the visitors have threatened on the break.'
On your back: Oscar tries to take the ball from United full back Patrice Evra (front)
13.17: HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 0
44min: United have a pretty tenuous penalty claim as Nani goes down unde the challenge of Ryan Bertrand. Graham Poll is having none of it.
He says: 'Nani diving for a penalty and what would have been a red card for Ryan Bertrand – can’t keep him out of the headlines.'
Rivals: John Terry (right0 warms up on the bench as Rio Ferdinand walks across the pitch
43min: Sportsmail's Sami Mokbel is at the match too.
He's reporting that both sets of fans have behaved pretty well so far in this one. Good to see but it's a shame the game hasn't really got going yet.
Enjoying it Frank Lampard (right) and John Terry watch from the Chelsea bench during the first half
41min: Petr Cech gets away with some suspect goalkeeping there. Javier Hernandez pulls the trigger from range and the Czech international dives to the left but ends up saving the shot with his right foot. It almost crept in.
39min: Eden Hazard looks in the mood. He pounces onto a loose ball in the United box and smashes the ball towards goal. But he's put too much on it and it whistles past the post.
38min: Graham Poll is also disappointed with Nani's behaviour.
He says: 'Why kick the ball out There was nothing wrong with Nani and he stayed down to try and prove he’d been hit.
'Hoping for a repeat of the Champions League game; a red card for Nani should help both teams and the game.'
35min: Nani is lying on the floor after a knock from John Obi Mikel. Chelsea put the ball out but Nani is straight up.
Replays show that it was barely even a tap from Mikel and an accidental one at that. Pretty poor conduct from Nani really.
35min: Matt Barlow has spotted John Terry warming up on the touchline.
'JT out to warm up and getting relentless stick from United fans.'
33min: Ramires creates an opening for Ba this time. The Brazil international slides the ball into Ba who should hit the target. Instead, he pulls his shot into the legs of Chris Smalling.
Chelsea have injected a little more urgency into their attacks now as United look stuck in second gear.
Hitting the deck: Ramires (left) and Chris Smalling of Manchester United (right) both go to ground
31min: Eden Hazard creates Chelsea's first scoring opportunity. The diminutive playmake wrong-foots Chris Smalling and slips the ball into Demba Ba.
The Senegalese striker fires low and hard but David de Gea sticks a leg out to save well. Excellent work from Hazard.
28min: Javier Hernandez gets his first sight of goal but fails to shoot. The Mexican twists and turns away from David Luiz in the area but looks reluctant to shoot with his left foot.
The striker slips as he tries to work it back onto his right and Chelsea can bundle the ball away.
27min: Ashley Cole injury update from Matt Barlow.
'Cole disappears down the tunnel with a brief shake of his head. Is his injury another episode in the story of intricate pre-planned training programmes
'Cole has been handled carefully by club and country. He travelled with England, didn’t play against San Marino, played against Montenegro, rested against Southampton on Saturday and yet lasted only 20 minutes on a cold day with an early kick-off.'
26min: United have finally lurched into gear. Tom Cleverley is found in acres of space on the left and curls a ball into the area. Ivanovic spots it and boots it away. Much better from the visitors.
Best of enemies: Rafa Benitez and Sir Alex Ferguson (left) shook hands this time
24min: Former Premier League referee Graham Poll is watching Phil Dowd's performance closely today… and the misfiring Nani.
'If Phil Dowd was performing like any number of players, in particular Nani, there would be an outrage!
'Why is it players can play like this and refs can’t put a foot wrong'
A good point well made. Nani is having a stinker so far. I'm not sure if he's found a pass yet.
21min: United waste a pretty good chance there. Ashley Cole pulls up lame when chasing Danny Welbeck, who finds Nani on the edge.
But the Portugal winger attempts an atrocious pass which is quickly cut out. Shocking.
Cole will be unable to continue, and Ryan Bertrand takes his place. Looks like a hamstring injury.
19min: You can see why Ferguson has deployed Phil Jones in the deep midfield role. He was exceptional there in the Champions League first leg against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. The problem for United is that Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar drift in and out of the wide areas.
15min: Chris Smalling just put his body on the line! Eden Hazard is teed up by Demba Ba for the shot. The Belgian pulls the trigger and it hits the sliding Smalling straight in his private parts. Cue huge cheers from the Chelsea crowd, but it did the job.
In action: Danny Welbeck (left) tries to hold of the challenge from Chelsea midfielder Oscar
14min: Nani hasn't really done much thus far. Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has noticed too.
He tweeted: 'Can somebody wake up Nani….!'
13min: United almost showed their prowess in attack. Welbeck burst forward on the left and almost leaves Branislav Ivanovic in his wake. But the Serbian gathers himself and marshals the England international expertly, winning the ball back for the Blues.
9min: Chelsea are having the lion's share of possession so far. United seem happy enough to sit back and settle into this one before pouncing.
We all know how quickly they can break with Welbeck and Hernandez in attack though…
7min: Matt Barlow is keeping a close eye on the fans of each club.
He reports: 'Fans trade a few chants. “Where’s your racist centre half” from United fans. John Terry songs from Chelsea end. Boos for Rio on the ball. '
5min: Chelsea have a trio of players behind Demba Ba that have buckets of flair.
Shake on it: Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole get the formalities over and done with
Oscar, Mata and Hazard are a handful for any team. Oscar just turns Patrice Evra with aplomb in the United box, but Chris Smalling reads his cross to clear well.
4min: Rio Ferdinand gets his first touch of the ball at the back. A chorus of boos from the Chelsea fans.
2min: It appears Phil Jones will be playing in his adoptive role anchoring in midfield. A potential week spot for United is that Antonio Valencia will deputise at right back in Rafael's absence.
KICK-OFF: CHELSEA GET THE GAME UNDER WAY
Warming up: Manchester United's substitutes gear up for the clash
12.28: Matt Barlow's take as the teams are making their way out onto the pitch.
'Teams come out and United fans sing: “Rio, Rio, Rio”.'
And yes, Benitez and Ferguson DID shake hands before kick-off.
12.22: Last time these two sides met, Sir Alex Ferguson walked straight past Rafa Benitez before the match and neglected to shake hands with the Chelsea boss. Rafa says he'll shake on it this time. Let's wait and see.
Ferguson had this to say to ITV on Rooney's injury: 'He got a groin injury playing for England and he wasn't 100 per cent yesterday. There’s no point risking a player with a groin injury.
'Hopefully he'll be ready for next Monday's game.'
12.20: Sportsmail's Matt Barlow is also at the match.
'Sleepy feel inside Stamford Bridge. None of the High Noon electricity you might have expected.
'Kerry Dixon has just presented Frank Lampard with an award for becoming the second Chelsea player to 200 goals for the club. Sure it will warm up.'
12.18: I'm going to have to disagree with Robin van Persie's prediction for this game. The Dutchman believes the players will be too drained from the weekend's schedule to put on a show to remember.
He bemoaned the fixture pile-up ahead of the replay and said: 'These games are just too close to each other.
'People have to realise they can’t expect a great game of football because it is not possible.
'Normally on the second day your muscles are quite bad, but now we have to play at this certain time.
'It is a shame but we can’t do anything about it because there are Champions League games in midweek and Chelsea are still in the Europa League.'
12.14: Further confirmation of Rooney's injury from Neil Ashton at the stadium.
'Rooney is out with a groin injury picked up on England duty.
'United hope he will be back for Monday's game with City, or Sunday's semi-final at Wembley if they make it there.'
12.07: The crowd reaction to Ferdinand will be under the spotlight this afternoon.
Rio's brother Anton was the player Chelsea's John Terry racially abused during last season's game against QPR. Which resulted in a four-game ban for the centre half, who rigorously denied any wrongdoing and was cleared of criminal charges for the on-pitch incident.
12.06: Sportsmail's Neil Ashton is at Stamford Bridge for this one, and he's got some news from the stadium.
He says: 'Teams read out, lot of boos for Rio Ferdinand from Chelsea fans. Still 20 minutes until kick off.'
12.01: Phil Jones will deputise at right back this afternoon for United, after Rafael limped off after just half and hour against Sunderland on Saturday.
Nemanja Vidic is also out of Ferguson's side. He looked in some discomfort at the beginning of the Sunderland game when he was clutching his back. That said, Ferguson has opted for a pretty hefty overhaul of his squad.
12.00: Both of these teams will be looking to improve on their weekend performances. Although United beat a poor Sunderland side, they looked lethargic at times and only won by the most narrow margin.
Chelsea on the other hand were beaten at St Mary's by Mauricio Pochettino's Southampton side.
11.55: Rooney update: Sir Alex Ferguson has told ITV that the striker has picked up a groin injury while on international duty with England.
That would explain why he is out of today's clash, and why he wasn't in the squad for United's victory against Sunderland.
Now the good news for United fans Rooney should be okay to play against Manchester City in next week's derby.
11.52: Gary Cahill is still out with a knee injury for Chelsea, but John Terry will start on the bench today instead of Brazilian defender David Luiz.
11.50: Although there will be no Wayne Rooney this afternoon, this Chelsea back four won't be resting on their laurels.
Javier Hernandez has scored a remarkable six goals in his previous seven appearances against Chelsea.
11.44: Undoubtedly the biggest shock of the line-ups is that Wayne Rooney has not made Sir Alex Ferguson's squad. We're not sure whether he's injured or whether Sir Alex has decided to drop him for a big game like he did against Real Madrid. But watch this space for updates.
Six changes by Chelsea and seven by Manchester United from the Premier League fixtures this weekend.
11.43: Manchester United team: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Nani; Hernandez, Welbeck
Subs: Giggs, Lindegaard, Young, van Persie, Powell, Kagawa, Vermijl
11.36: Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Mata, Oscar, Ba
Subs: Turnbull, Terry, Benayoun, Bertrand, Moses, Lampard, Torres
11.34: The winners will book their place in the semi-finals, where Manchester City wait after beating Barnsley at the Etihad. United are hoping to keep their hopes of a League/Cup double alive, whereas interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez is desperate to deliver a trophy to Blues owner Roman Abramovich. The FA Cup and Europa League are the only two competitions Chelsea can hope to prevail in.
11.30: Good morning, good morning. Is there a better way to spend your Bank Holiday Monday than following coverage of two Premier League giants going head to head in the FA Cup quarter-final
Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney's goals were cancelled out in the corresponding fixture at Old Trafford by second-half goals from Ramires and Eden Hazard, who forced this afternoon's replay.
And Sir Alex Ferguson believes Chelsea even deserved to win the game, claiming his side were tired and emotional after their Champions League defeat by Real Madrid.
Ferguson said: '‘I thought we were lucky to be honest with you (in the first leg),’ Ferguson told United’s official website, manutd.com.
In transit: Robin van Persie and his team-mates travelled by train yesterday from Manchester Piccadilly
‘I thought that tiredness had got into the team and, from a comfortable position for the first 20 minutes, you could see the signs when we started to give the ball away just before half-time. That is a definite sign of tiredness.
‘The tiredness came, possibly, from the emotional intensity of the Real Madrid game and also the way we lost it. I think that affected two or three players. In the second half in particular there was no doubt that Tom Cleverley’s and our two full-backs’ [Rafael and Patrice Evra] legs had gone.
'That was [due to] emotions. The way full-backs are, they put so much energy into getting forward but they found it difficult getting back.'
Destination Wembley: Chelsea came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in the original tie at Manchester United