Chelsea beats United, sets up FA Cup semifinal vs Spurs


AP

Published 5:44 p.m. ET March 13, 2017 | Updated 47 minutes ago

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea prevailed over Jose Mourinho’s forceful, spoiling tactics to end Manchester United’s FA Cup defense and set up a semifinal derby with Tottenham.

On another gloomy return to Stamford Bridge for Mourinho, United’s aggressive attempts to neutralize Eden Hazard backfired when Ander Herrera was booked twice for fouling the winger and dismissed 35 minutes into Monday’s quarterfinal.

“We were complaining,” Chelsea defender Gary Cahill said after the 1-0 victory. “We felt Eden was getting harassed.”

Chelsea’s trip to Wembley Stadium was secured six minutes into the second half when N’Golo Kante switched from midfield enforcer to match-winner. Paul Pogba failed to close down France teammate Kante, who found the space to score from 20 yards (meters) and keep the Premier League leaders on…

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