Chelsea roar back to defy United in 2-2 FA Cup draw
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Holders Chelsea stormed back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and take their FA Cup quarter-final to a replay.
After Javier Hernandez opened the scoring in the fifth minute, Wayne Rooney marked his return to the United starting line-up with another early goal to put United 2-0 up at half-time.
Alex Ferguson's side looked poised to move on from the hurt of their Champions League exit to Real Madrid, but second-half goals from Eden Hazard and Ramires meant Chelsea kept one hand on the trophy.
The visitors might even have won, had David de Gea not produced a fine late stop to thwart Juan Mata, and Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez said his side would have been worthy victors.