Manchester United’s dream of double gone as Demba Ba breaks Red Devils’ hearts at Stamford Bridge

By Mancunian Matters staff

Manchester United’s dreams of the double were dashed as Chelsea’s Demba Ba broke Red Devil hearts and denied a semi-final showdown with rivals City.

The former Newcastle United man’s classy finish shortly after the break was enough to book the holders a semi-final date with Roberto Mancini’s men.

United – missing Wayne Rooney – came closest to forcing extra-time when Javier Hernandez forced Petr Cech into a magnificent stop.

Sir Alex Ferguson threw Robin van Persie and Ryan Giggs into the fray, but neither could draw United level, leaving the Red Devils to focus on securing a 20th top-flight title.

Image courtesy of Chelsea TV, via YouTube, with thanks

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