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Ba knocks United off the Bridge

Ba knocks United off the Bridge
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Holders Chelsea kept one hand on the FA Cup by overcoming a lacklustre Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday in their quarter-final replay.

Senegalese striker Demba Ba settled the tie with a memorable goal early in the second half to send Chelsea into the last four for the sixth time in eight seasons.

Winners of four of the last six tournaments, Chelsea will play Manchester City in the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium on April 14.

Despite his unpopularity with the Chelsea fans, interim manager Rafael Benitez could yet end the season with two trophies, as Russians Rubin Kazan await in the Europa.

United, meanwhile, have now gone nine years without winning the FA Cup, having seen hopes of a league, cup and Champions League treble evaporate in the space of a month.

Their 15-point lead in the Premier League means they are virtually guaranteed to succeed City as champions, but Ferguson faces the odd prospect of an end to the campaign with nothing to play for.
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