Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0: Chelsea Eliminates Manchester United From F.A. Cup


Chelsea players celebrated in front of Paul Pogba, left, of Manchester United after N’Golo Kante’s goal on Monday.

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LONDON — N’Golo Kante sent Chelsea into the F.A. Cup semifinals and helped end Manchester United’s title defense on Monday, sealing a 1-0 victory after Ander Herrera of United was dismissed on a fiery night at Stamford Bridge.

Herrera was booked twice — the first time harshly — for fouling Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, leaving United a man down from the 35th minute while already trying to cope without suspended top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Kante broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half. After Paul Pogba failed to close him down, Kante unleashed a shot from 20 yards that beat goalkeeper David De Gea.

It left United without a victory at Chelsea since 2012 and kept the Blues, the runway Premier League leader, on course to complete Antonio Conte’s first year with a double.

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