Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho had to be separated as N’Golo Kante’s strike sent Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Fourth official Mike Jones had to intervene as Conte and Mourinho had a frank touchline exchange during a feisty contest in which United had Ander Herrera sent off for two bookable offences after 35 minutes.
Kante’s second Chelsea goal six minutes into the second half secured a quarter-final win for the Premier League leaders, who won for a club record 13th successive home game.
Tweet of the match
Star man – N’Golo Kante
The indomitable midfielder refused to be intimidated and scored his second Chelsea goal, with both coming against United. Honourable mention for Eden Hazard, who kept getting kicked and kept getting up.
Moment of the match
Kante and Paul Pogba had been within touching distance for the first half, but with United reduced to 10 men, Kante punished the slightest of lapses from his fellow France midfielder to score from the edge of the area.
Save of the match
David De Gea’s save from Eden Hazard was good, but the one which followed from the resulting corner to deny Gary Cahill was even better.
Player ratingsChelsea: Thibaut Courtois 7, Cesar Azpilicueta 6, David Luiz 7, Gary Cahill 7, Victor Moses 6, Marcos Alonso 7, Nemanja Matic 7, N’Golo Kante 9, Diego Costa 7, Eden Hazard 9, Willian 6. Substitutes: Cesc Fabregas (for Willian, 81 minutes) 6, Kurt Zouma (for Moses, 89 minutes) 5, Michy Batshuayi (for Costa, 90 minutes) 5. Manchester United: David De Gea 8, Phil Jones 8, Marcos Rojo 6, Chris Smalling 7, Matteo Darmian 5, Antonio Valencia 7, Ashley Young 5, Ander Herrera 5, Paul Pogba 5, Marcus Rashford 6, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 5. Substitutes: Marouane Fellaini (for Mkhitaryan, 37 minutes) 5, Jesse Lingard (for Young, 81 minutes) 5.
Who’s up next?
Stoke v Chelsea (Premier League, Saturday, March 18)
Manchester United v FC Rostov (Europa League, Thursday, March 16)