Register Login Scores

FA Cup

Pogba Inspires Man Utd To FA Cup Triumph Over Chelsea

FA Cup Fifth Round

Result: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United

Date: 18 February 2019

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Paul Pogba played a starring role with a goal and an assist to inspire Manchester United to victory over struggling Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth-round.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a few changes as Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and Sergio Romero came in for Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and David de Gea.

The game got off to a lively start at the Bridge as both goalkeeper were called upon to make saves in the opening 15 minutes.

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock on 30 minutes as Paul Pogba cut inside before picking out Ander Herrera, who nodded past Arrizabalaga Kepa from six-yards out.

Eden Hazard's was Chelsea's brightest spark in the first half, but the Belgian's threat down the left flank was not enough to see his side trouble Romero for the remainder of the half.

However, Man United managed to double their lead just before the break as Pogba registered a goal to go with his assist by heading home a cross from Marcus Rashford.

With Chelsea struggling to break down the United defence, Maurizio Sarri threw on Brazil international Willian for Pedro on the 58th minute.

Solskjaer responded with a double change for the final 20 minutes as Alexis Sanchez and Andreas Pereira replaced Lukaku and Mata.

Chelsea pushed for a goal to kickstart a comeback, but the United defence remained resolute as the encounter ended 2-0.


Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

21 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

132 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

147 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Check Out Moleko’s Farm Ride Flexes

5 Jan 21, 2021 03:10 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Pogba: Rashford & Martial Don't Have Cavani's Quality

11 Jan 22, 2021 08:31 AM in English Premier League

Crucial Injury Update On Chiefs’ Frosler

36 Jan 23, 2021 09:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Tau Earns Another Start As Brighton Advance In FA Cup

14 Jan 23, 2021 07:12 PM in FA Cup

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates