Manchester United vs Chelsea: Giroud scores as Blues beat United 3-1

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Giroud scores as Blues beat United 3-1

- Manchester United vs Chelsea FA Cup clash ended in favour of the Blues

- Frank Lampard's men finally get their revenge as they cruise to the final of the oldest cup competition in England

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Chelsea will battle London rivals Arsenal in the final of this year's FA Cup championship following their 3-1 victory over Manchester United.

Olivier Giroud put the Blues ahead in the added time of the opening half with a close tap-in from Cesar Azpilicueta's superb cross.

The Frenchman watched the move from the defender and quickly made a run into United's danger zone before connecting with the ball that handed his side the lead.

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Giroud scores as Blues beat United 3-1

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Ole Gunnar Solsjaer's men had a couple of chances just before conceding their first but Bruno Fernandes was a bit wasteful and the missed chances came back to haunt them eventually.

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Barely 60 seconds into resumption, Mason Mount, doubled the visitors' lead with a resounding shot that slipped off David De Gea's grip.

The English player drove towards the edge of the box before unleashing the thunder that got past United's keeper before strolling into the net.

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It got a pretty bad for the Old Trafford outfit as the world's most expensive defender Harry Maguire scored an own goal to put Chelsea three goals up in the 74th minute.

However, Fernandes got a chance to reduce his side's deficit via the spot-kick in the 86th minute after Callum Hodson-Odoi fouled Anthony Martial in his 18-yard box.

It was indeed sweet revenge for Frank Lampard's men who have suffered defeats three times in the hands of the Red Devils this campaign.

Chelsea will be hoping they can win their ninth FA Cup title when they face off with 13th-time champions, Arsenal.

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The Gunners on their path progressed to the last stage of the competition after beating defending champions Manchester City 2-0 at the same venue.

Mikel Arteta's men have reached their 21st final following their victory over City while Lampard's armies will be playing their 14th FA Cup final this year.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal are through to the final of this year's FA Cup championship following their 2-0 victory over defending champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the two goals that helped the North Londoners edge closer to winning their first title since 2017.

The Gabon international powered the Gunners ahead just 20 minutes into the game after tapping into the net a delivery from Nicolas Pepe.

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