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March 10, 2013 5:30 PM WAT
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
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Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-2 Chelsea

Eden Hazard and Ramires stun Old Trafford as the Blues come from two goals down to force an FA Cup quarter-final replay following Chicharito and Wayne Rooney strikes

By Jeremy Butler at Old Trafford

  • David de Gea
    70
    31
    3.50

    David de Gea Top of the Match

    Was alert to stop a dipping shot from Luiz but could do little to prevent Hazard's perfect strike bending in the top corner and could only watch Ramires' equaliser fly past him. Showed his class though to deny Mata's last minute strike.

  • Jonny Evans
    17
    29
    3.00

    Jonny Evans

    Three powerful headers kept Chelsea at bay just when they threatened to fightback from their awful opening and was commanding when Chelsea threw the kitchen sink at United in search of a winner.

  • Patrice Evra
    13
    41
    2.50

    Patrice Evra

    Penned back by Moses' desire to gallop down his flank and Mata's ability to thread passes in behind him. Subdued performance, but with United grabbing a two goal lead so early there was no need to take risks.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    25
    30
    3.00

    Rio Ferdinand

    Composed on the ball and quick into the tackle. Nothing fancy in this display in front of watching England boss Roy Hodgson. Could he be in line for a recall? Certainly looked more authoritative in his play than Gary Cahill.

  • Rafael
    11
    36
    3.00

    Rafael

    Found it hard to contain Hazard when he came on as a sub and rarely launched his flying raids down the right flank. Nothing flash from the Brazilian, and was overwhelmed by Chelsea's late push.

  • Michael Carrick
    31
    23
    3.50

    Michael Carrick

    He's not quite in the Scholes class but Carrick now runs the United midfield brilliantly. He set United on their way with a typical precision pass for Hernandez to nod in the opener and never misplaced a ball.

  • Nani
    25
    29
    2.50

    Nani

    Was keen to put his Real Madrid nightmare behind him and started well, winning the free-kick from which Rooney scored the second. Limped off before the break though to end a bad week on a low.

  • Tom Cleverley
    16
    54
    2.00

    Tom Cleverley Flop of the Match

    Looks a shadow of the player who burst onto the England scene in the autumn. Lost possession too easily and never attempted a penetrating pass. Should be left out of next Three Lions squad.

  • Javier Hernández
    28
    25
    3.00

    Javier Hernández

    The Mexican has a happy habit of scoring against Chelsea and he did not wait long to carry on his run. His fifth minute opener was taken with the skill of a supreme marksman.

  • Shinji Kagawa
    34
    36
    2.00

    Shinji Kagawa

    Where was the guy that scored a hat-trick here last time out? Rarely made those forward runs that bamboozled Norwich in his last game and lost control when bullied by Chelsea's big midfielders.

  • Wayne Rooney
    30
    28
    3.00

    Wayne Rooney

    Rooney is deadly at Old Trafford at the moment with seven goals in his last eight games. None were as fortunate as his free-kick here that was actually a cross. Responded well to speculation about his future but should have netted second.

Substitutions

  • Antonio Valencia
    7
    83
    2.50

    Antonio Valencia

    On for Nani before the break but his quality of crossing is letting his game down.

  • Danny Welbeck
    17
    36
    2.50

    Danny Welbeck

    Asked to run from deep when coming on as a sub but was unable to get into the game.

  • Robin van Persie
    20
    44
    2.50

    Robin van Persie

    Came on as sub and rarely has he seen so little of the ball. Never got a chance to influence the game.

  • Petr Cech
    35
    29
    2.50

    Petr Cech

    Seemed to kill off Chelsea's hopes by misjudging an early Carrick ball to let Hernandez score. Did redeem himself with a excellent double save to keep out Rooney's shot and then David Luiz's misdirected clearing header.

  • Ashley Cole
    38
    11
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    A willing raider down the left flank. He made the most of the space left by Oscar coming inside but failed to deliver that perfect cross Demba Ba was hunting for. Did produce one sublime pass for Mata that the Spaniard failed to make the most of.

  • César Azpilicueta
    31
    22
    2.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Booked for taking Hernandez out off the ball and offered little going forward.

  • David Luiz
    41
    19
    3.00

    David Luiz

    Usual mixed bag from the shaggy haired stopper. A reckless lunge on Rafael earns him a booking and then he strides forward and tests De Gea with a dripping shot. As always better when on the ball than when trying to win it back.

  • Gary Cahill
    33
    25
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Went missing when Hernandez scored the opener and failed to get into the game with United playing one striker. Should have stepped out with the ball more.

  • Frank Lampard
    28
    34
    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    Wasted a chance to get Chelsea back into the game when drilling a shot into De Gea's arms following good work from Mata. Subbed to howls of derison when the scoreline was 2-0 to United.

  • Oscar
    44
    25
    2.50

    Oscar

    Flitted in and out of the game when used on the left but posed plenty of questions when shifted in behind Ba with 25 minutes left. Looked too lightweight for a rough and tumble of an FA Cup tie.

  • Ramires
    69
    11
    3.00

    Ramires

    Lucky to get away with a booking for kicking out at Kawaga. Worked hard to break up play and powered forward before composing himself and banging in Chelsea's second.

  • Victor Moses
    44
    31
    2.50

    Victor Moses

    Did get some joy down the right against Evra but was guilty of a glaring miss when blasting well wide from a clever return pass by Mata.

  • Demba Ba
    36
    32
    2.50

    Demba Ba

    Showed his frustration in the first half with a pointless long range shot. Was unable to find space in the box with Evans and Ferdinand reading his intentions.

  • Juan Mata
    85
    15
    3.50

    Juan Mata

    A class act and Chelsea's most inventive talent. Set up Lampard for a decent chance and teed up Moses to waste another. But continued to make things happen in midfield. Thought he has scored an 89th minute winner only to see de Gea pull off a top class stop.

Substitutions

  • Eden Hazard
    96
    23
    3.00

    Eden Hazard

    Brought on to replace Lampard and arrived to a chorus of boos. Turned them to cheers moments later with a goal of pure quality to kick-start Chelsea's revival.

  • John Obi Mikel
    172
    13
    3.50

    John Obi Mikel

    His appearance off the bench along with Hazard changed the game. He took control of midfield and was key in the Blues' fightback.

  • Fernando Torres
    47
    35
    2.00

    Fernando Torres

    Brought on to sniff out a winner but failed to deliver once more despite being given a clear sight of goal from 18 yards in stoppage time.

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