Chris Smalling of Manchester United challenges Demba Ba of Chelsea during the FA Cup with Budweiser Sixth Round Replay match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on April 1, 2013 in London, England.
Chris Smalling of Manchester United challenges Demba Ba of Chelsea during the FA Cup with Budweiser Sixth Round Replay match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on April 1, 2013 in London, England. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

Ba's beautiful goal snares Chelsea FA Cup win against Man U

CHELSEA'S love affair with the FA Cup continued after Demba Ba's stunning goal secured the defending champion a 1-0 win over Manchester United in their sixth-round replay at Stamford Bridge.

Keeper Petr Cech provided some magic at the other end of the pitch for Chelsea, producing a miracle save to keep out Javier Hernandez's goal-bound diving header.

The Blues, who have won the Cup four times in the past six seasons, will play Manchester City in the semi-finals on April 14.

Elsewhere, second-last QPR moved another step closer to relegation after losing 3-2 at Fulham.


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