Chelsea beat Man United 3-1 to reach FA Cup Final

Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates with his team after scoring his sides first goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on July 19, 2020 in London, England.

Chelsea’s quest to end the season with a trophy continues after Frank Lampard’s side booked a place in the FA Cup final for the 14th time with a deserved victory over Manchester United at Wembley.

Goals either side of the half-time break from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount settled this semi-final and sets up a London derby final against Arsenal. 

It also means Chelsea will compete for the famous old trophy in this 50th anniversary year since our first triumph in the competition back in 1970.

Lampard will feel his side were good value for their victory having controlled the game and limited United to only a few significant opportunities utilising a back three for the first time since the restart, while creating enough themselves and capitalising on mistakes from David de Gea.

Giroud poked Chelsea in front right at the end of a first half extended following lengthy treatment needed for Eric Bailly, who departed with a head injury, before Mount doubled the cushion within a minute of the restart with a swerving strike that deceived De Gea.

An own goal from Harry Maguire made it 3-0 with 15 minutes remaining and, despite Bruno Fernandes converting a late consolation from the spot, it was the Blues who booked a return to Wembley in a fortnight for the FA Cup final against Arsenal.

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