FA Cup: Chelsea roar back to defy Manchester United

Eden Hazard came off the bench to give Chelsea a lifeline with a fine finish in the 59th minute and Brazil midfielder Ramires slotted home the equaliser nine minutes later to set up a replay at Stamford Bridge.

updated: March 11, 2013 08:36 IST
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Manchester: Holders Chelsea stormed back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and take their FA Cup quarter-final to a replay.

After Javier Hernandez opened the scoring in the fifth minute, Wayne Rooney marked his return to the United starting line-up with another early goal to put United 2-0 up at half-time.

Alex Ferguson's side looked poised to move on from the hurt of their Champions League exit to Real Madrid, but second-half goals from Eden Hazard and Ramires meant Chelsea kept one hand on the trophy.

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