Chelsea made to battle against Sheff Utd but move into FA Cup semis

(L-R) Christian Pulisic, Ben Chilwell and Emerson of Chelsea celebrate their sides first goal, an own goal by Oliver Norwood of Sheffield United during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea FC and Sheffield Untied at Stamford Bridge on March 21, 2021 in London, England.

Eight-time winners Chelsea moved into the FA Cup semi-finals with a hard-fought home win against Sheffield United.

The Blues, beaten finalists last season, went ahead in fortunate circumstances as Ben Chilwell's low cross was steered into his own net by Blades midfielder Oliver Norwood.

Christian Pulisic was twice denied by away goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Callum Hudson-Odoi shot over as the hosts looked to finish the game off.

David McGoldrick wasted a glorious chance to equalise as he sent a close-range diving header wide following John Lundstram's right-wing cross, before home goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Oliver McBurnie.

With Sheffield United pushing for a goal to take it into extra time, Chelsea broke in injury time and Hakim Ziyech scored their second with a low strike to take them into the last four for the fourth time in five seasons.

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