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Tense Quarterfinal Replays Give Way to Easier Semis for United, Chelsea
The Guardian, March 20th, 2007 3:53PM

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A Man United-Chelsea FA Cup final is still on the cards, after the Premiership No. 1 and 2 won their respective replay quarterfinals on Monday. Man U squeaked passed Middlesbrough 1-0 and Chelsea completed its unlikely quarterfinal comeback by beating Tottenham, 2-1, at White Hart Lane, thanks to fantastic strikes from Andriy Shevchenko and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Over at Old Trafford, controversy once again swirled around Cristiano Ronaldo, who converted from the spot after being taken down in the area by Jonathan Woodgate. After the match, Middlesbrough coaches accused the 22-year old of diving to win the penalty, for which United assistant Carlos Queiroz got involved in a tussle, and had to be pulled away. The post-match atmosphere was even worse at White Hart Lane, as Spurs fans ran onto the field toward the celebrating Chelsea players, with one of them taking a swing at Blues midfielder Frank Lampard.

The FA Cup semis, against arguably more modest opposition, put United and Chelsea in a good position to meet in the final. United, winner of 12 FA Cups, faces American central defender Jay DeMerit and Watford, which is bottom of the Premiership, while Chelsea plays Blackburn, a team it beat, 3-0, at Stamford Bridge roughly six weeks ago. Read the original story...


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