Chelsea Centre forwarder Demba Ba volleyed in the only goal of the game as Chelsea advanced through to the semi-finals of the FA CUP at the expense of Manchester United during the match.
Both sides struggled to create any real chance of note during the opening 45 minutes, with neither goalkeeper called into any telling action.
Ba went closest for Chelsea when his low shot was saved by the feet of David de gea, while for the visitors Javier Hernandez’s swerving effort from distance forced Petr Cech into making an unusual save with his right boot.
While there was very few openings during the first half, it took the hosts just three minutes after the restart to break the deadlock. Juan Mata picked out Ba inside the area with a lofted pass and the January signing from Newcastle United beat De Gea with an instant volley into the top left hand corner of the net giving Chelsea the lead.
Watch Demba Ba’s Volley Goal below: