skip to content

Chelsea v Manchester United, Everton v Reading live

01 Mar 2011 21:54:42

Chelsea v Manchester United, Everton v Reading live

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of Tuesday night's action where in the Premier League Chelsea look to revive their title hopes when they host league leaders Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Elsewhere in the FA Cup Everton will hope to avoid a slip-up at home to Championship side Reading.  Live scores (7.45pm unless stated)Premier League Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United FT FA Cup fifth round Everton 0-1 Reading (7.30pm) FT 21.45: Speaking of the Gunners, make sure you check back tomorrow for some more fifth round FA Cup action. Arsenal host Leyton Orient in their replay while it's an all Premier League tie when Aston Villa visit Manchester City. Should be a cracking night so don't miss it. That's all from me here. Thank you for following. 21.44: In the Premier League, United still have a four point advantage at the top but Arsenal now have a game in hand and have just been handed the perfect fillip after their Carling Cup final defeat. Chelsea move up to fourth a point ahead of Spurs and will still fancy their chances of winning the title despite having a 12 point gap to claw back. 21.41: Back to Reading though, and they are starting to make a habit of this. After knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup at Anfield last season, they have crossed Stanley Park and done the same to their Merseyside rivals. They now await a trip to Aston Villa or Manchester City for their quarter-final match. As for Everton, their season is all over. 21.39: United look furious at the final whistle, Fergie can barely look at Carlo Ancelotti as he shakes his hand, while Rooney confronts referee Martin Atkinson. Fact is United have only themselves to blame for this defeat and are suddenly looking very vulnerable at the top. 21.38: Full-time: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United 21.36: RED CARD (Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United) It's a second yellow after the centre-back pulls down on Ramires just as he is about to enter the box. United are falling apart. 21.34: Giggs on the day he equals Bobby Charlton's league appearance record of 606 clatters into Drogba as they play keep ball and unsurprisingly is booked. 21.32: Some very anxious faces in the away end, their team has just not been up to it this second half. Four minutes added on. 21.30: Reminder of some subs. Jose Bosingwa is on for Luiz while Fabio replaces Evra. United just can't find a way through here. 21.29: Five minutes left for United to find an equaliser. 21.27: HUGE boos echo around Goodison Park. The Everton fans are furious with their team. Reading were not exactly hanging on at the end and were full value for their victory, more of that in a moment or two though. 21.25: It could be game over at Stamford Bridge too after Zhirkov's stunning volley from the edge of the box is deflected onto the post and out by Vidic. 21.24: Full-time: Everton 0-1 Reading Penalty king: Frank Lampard (right) celebrates putting Chelsea ahead 21.21: GOAL! CHELSEA 2-1 Manchester United Zhirkov needs no second invitation to go over Chris Smalling's trailing leg in the box and Frank Lampard steps up to blast the penalty down the centre. Arsenal's week has just suddenly got better. 21.20: PENALTY (CHELSEA) 21.18: Five minutes added on at Goodison Park while Luiz should be sent off for a second yellow card after a blatant trip on Rooney. Nothing given by the referee. 21.16: It's all long ball from Everton and Reading are dealing with it fairly easily. Into the last minute. 21.15: Final throw of the dice from Moyes who brings on Jose Baxter for Neville. 21.14: Simon Curch is on for Hunt and they are dropping deeper with just three minutes left. 21.13: Here comes the cavalry. Dimitar Berbatov is on for Hernandez while Ryan Giggs replaces Scholes - it will be 20 years ago tomorrow the Welshman made his United debut. Chelsea react by throwing Yuri Zhirkov on for Malouda. 21.11: Reading have made their first sub, bringing on Hal Robson-Kanu for McAnuff. Just 10 minutes left. 21.10: What a save! Osman can do no more than this as he slides and makes full contact with a sliding volley eight yards out, but McCarthy springs across his goal to make a superb reaction stop. 21.08: Rooney is back on the scene. Moments after having a goal ruled out for offside he is away down the left before sprinting inside the box and firing miles across goal. It was so bad it could have been a cross except nobody was ever going to reach it. 21.06: Let-off for Everton after a neat move from Reading sees Jay Tabb's shot from inside the box deflected just wide by Phil Jagielka. 21.05: Time for Drogba to have his say after replacing Anelka. 21.02: David Luiz is booked after ploughing into the back of Rooney. He protests his innocence saying it's his first foul...moments after doing the same thing to Javier Hernandez. 20.59: That had been coming too, Chelsea have been much the better side in the opening exchanges of the second half. Super strike: David Luiz (left) celebrates his equaliser with Didier Drogba 20.56: GOAL! CHELSEA 1-1 Manchester United Centre-backs can't do this! Essien's long hopeful ball into the box is nodded on by Ivanovic before being volleyed into the bottom corner with superb technique by David Luiz. It's his first goal for the club, but more suspect defending as Nani and Evra both left him completely on his own. 20.55: Baines makes his way into the referee's notebook after another blatant push on Kebe to break up a Reading counter attack. The hosts are pressing but can't create any chances. 20.54: Lampard has another free-kick at Van der Sar from a bit further out but no dramas this time as Van der Sar easily takes. Just over: Osman looks on after heading just over the crossbar 20.53: Chelsea much the better side at the start of this period, no chances but United can hardly get out their own half. 20.50: We are back underway at Stamford Bridge. 20.49: Silly from Phil Neville who shows his frustration with a blatant trip on Jobi McAnuff, getting himself booked. 20.47: This is simply too easy for Reading to defend. There is no pace in the Everton attack and the home fans are getting restless. 20.44: He is up again but goes off the field for a moment, he looks away with the fairies though, before coming back on the pitch a few seconds later. 20.43: It just gets worse for Everton. Beckford is down and banging his right foot on the ground in some pain. A couple of minutes delay while the physio works his magic. 20.41: Super strike, it just flashes wide and Howard may have just got a hand to it but it looked threatening all the way. Still remember him scoring those for Leeds every other week. 20.40: Reading win a free-kick 30 yards and that's a handy place to have one if you have Ian Harte in your team... Hands on approach: Reading's Zurab Khizanishvili challenges Everton's Louis Saha 20.38: Shoot on sight from Everton who through Mikel Arteta and Anichebe fire wide from 30 yards in a space of a couple of minutes. 20.36: And Beckford nearly gets an equaliser after latching onto Saha's through pass before firing straight at McCarthy. Should do slightly better than that. 20.35: Two changes from David Moyes as he brings on Victor Anichebe and Jermaine Beckford for Seamus Coleman and Bilyaletdinov respectively. We are back underway at Goodison Park. 20.32: Half-time: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United 20.31: Vidic is booked after a pretty clumsy challenge on the edge of the box on Michael Essien. Ashley Cole rifles (sorry) the effort from 20 yards over the bar. 20.28: I had GOAL! already typed! Frank Lampard's free-kick is parried away by Van der Sar but straight to Branislav Ivanovic who looks certain to tap home to equalise. He doesn't get enough on it though and the veteran goalkeeper manages to get a further touch on the ball before punching clear from the floor. Just how are United going to replace him? 20.25: Don't want to sound like I am Torres bashing again but he has just been anonymous. Not good enough for the money spent so far. 20.22: You wouldn't guess Everton and Reading are in different divisions judging by that first half. The home side were booed off at half-time and surely will pick it up in the second period. 20.19: Half-time: Everton 0-1 Reading 20.18: Chance for Everton to equalise on the stroke of half-time but Osman can only head Baines' corner over the crossbar. Wayne's wonder whack: Rooney's powerful strike gave Manchester United the lead 20.16: GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED He is back all right! Wayne Rooney, 25 yards out hits an unstoppable effort that is inch perfect into Petr Cech's near post. I normally blame the keeper for not making a save there but that was truly top class... ...unlike the Chelsea defending which was nothing short of awful in giving him the space to shoot. 20.15: That is what I call taking one for the team. Nani goes to let fly with a strike but David Luiz is on hand to block it...albeit unintentionally with his prized possessions. He goes down like a sack of spuds and every male watching knows exactly how that feels. 20.13: Five minutes until half-time at Goodison Park and Everton have hardly made McCarthy work in the Reading goal. David Moyes looks far from happy. 20.10: Frustration creeping into Everton's game as Jack Rodwell is booked for a late challenge on Brynjar Gunnarsson. 20.08: Sloppy, that is the only way to describe that. Nani, who has in fact started on the left, does fantastic to get a cross in but Rooney's header is so badly mis-timed it bounces off his head before comfortably going behind for a goal kick. Goal bound: Matt Mills fires Reading ahead 20.05: Chelsea go close again with Anelka firing just wide across goal inside the box. 20.02: Some nasty tackles going around. Ramires is booked for quite a rash tackle on Michael Carrick. Fergie is furious. 20.00: Wow it should be two! Sylvain Distin is fast asleep as Kebe storms through the centre before firing at Howard one-on-one. The visitors get a corner but it should be so much more. 19.57: GOAL! Everton 0-1 READING Ian Harte (remember him?) whips in a corner and after the hosts fail to clear Matt Mills crashes home from inside the box. Now it gets interesting. 19.54: Some slight trouble for Everton, Leon Osman has gone down holding his leg after a rash challenge from Zurab Khizanishvili. He is booked and I'm telling you now, I had to double check that spelling a good few times. Off balance: Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic (left) and Chelsea's Fernando Torres battle for the ball 19.51: A very open game at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea with the better chances early on with Florent Malouda firing straight at Van der Sar from the edge of the box as their best opportunity. 19.49: Sportsmail's Des Kelly on twitter: John O'Shea needs to play well at full back as Chelsea will try to exploit the fact that Nani is not going to provide much cover. 19.46: United kick-off at Chelsea playing from left to right. 19.44: Good chance for Everton to take the lead but Leighton Baines' header at the back post somehow bounces onto the roof of the net. 19.42: Nemanja Vidic was standing as still as a statue in the tunnel and looks VERY focused on the challenge ahead of him. The players have made their way out and we should be underway shortly. 19.40: Everton with 80 per cent of the possession but have not troubled the visitors. Bilyaletdinov whips in a corner but it's easy meat for Alex McCarthy. 19.37: This game has a good cup tie feel to it. Everton are looking to do all the pressing but are wary they can not commit too much with Kebe proving a threat down the right for Reading. 19.34: Early pressure from Reading. Jimmy Kebe sends a good a cross into the six-yard box where Shane Long's clever flick towards goal is comfortably taken by Tim Howard. Good attendance inside the ground this evening, but then this competition is Everton's last remaining hope this season. 19.32: We are underway at Goodison Park. Head boy: Reading's Matt Mills headers clear under pressure from Everton's Loius Saha 19.30: I wonder if Carlo Ancelotti will instruct a shoot on site policy to Ashley Cole this evening...hmmm. 19.28: Teams are out at Goodison Park where Everton managerial legend Howard Kendall is in attendance. 19.26: I also struggle to think this is a rotation policy. I know Drogba was a Roman Abramovich gift to Jose Mourinho, but he is now 2004's news. Fernando Torres and Nicolas Anelka seems to be the favoured pairing and I highly doubt that is going to change. 19.23: Interesting words from Didier Drogba saying he is happy at Chelsea and has everything he wants. A starting place maybe? I honestly struggle to believe a man of his attacking talents would settle for a place on the bench anywhere. 19.20: Everton weekend's goal hero Jermaine Beckford can only make the bench for tonight's FA Cup clash with Reading after getting held up in traffic. Beckford, who struck twice against Sunderland on Saturday, arrived late for the fifth-round tie at Goodison Park after the closure of part of the M62 near Manchester at rush hour. Louis Saha, fit after escaping unscathed from a car crash on Sunday, starts alone up front ahead of a midfield lacking influential duo Tim Cahill and Marouane Fellaini. The pair are ruled out with foot and ankle injuries respectively so Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Jack Rodwell start. Reading, looking to reach the quarter-finals for a second successive year, were forced into two changes with captain Ivar Ingimarsson and Shaun Cummings out injured and replaced by Brynjar Gunnarsson and Zurab Khizanishvili. 19.17: Didier Drogba misses out again as Carlo Ancelotti retains Fernando Torres and Nicolas Anelka as his strike force for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League change against Manchester United tonight. Drogba has to make do with a place on the bench, with the Blues' only change seeing David Luiz recalled at centre-back and Branislav Ivanovic shifting to right-back. Dimitar Berbatov also starts among the substitutes for leaders United, who name an unchanged side for the first time in 165 games as they seek the win that will edge them closer to deposing their opponents as champions. 19.15: As promised: Chelsea v Man UtdChelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry, Cole, Essien, Lampard, Ramires, Anelka, Torres, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Drogba, Mikel, Bosingwa, Zhirkov, Kalou, McEachran.Man Utd: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes, Nani, Hernandez, Rooney. Subs: Kuszczak, Brown, Berbatov, Giggs, Fabio Da Silva, Rafael Da Silva, Gibson.Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire) Fire power: Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates scoring in front of the home fans during Manchester United's last win at Stamford Bridge 19.14: Fortune favours Chelsea in this fixture. Manchester United have not won at Stamford Bridge since April 2002 when the Red Devils ran out 3-0 winners - that's a long time in anyone's book, especially United. 19.11: This isn't to forget our other game this evening. Everton v Reading is a fifth round FA Cup clash and with a place in the quarter-finals at stake this cannot be overlooked, despite the tarnished reputation the famous old competition has been getting recently. 19.08: Full team news on this game follows but here is United's first team: Van der Sar; O'Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes, Nani; Rooney, Hernandez 19.06: And here is Chelsea's starting XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Malouda; Anelka, Torres. 19.03: Team news from Goodison Park: Everton v ReadingEverton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Rodwell, Arteta, Bilyaletdinov, Osman, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Beckford, Anichebe, Duffy, Baxter.Reading: McCarthy, Gunnarsson, Mills, Khizanishvili, Harte, Kebe, Tabb, Leigertwood, McAnuff, Long, Hunt. Subs: Andersen, Karacan, Antonio, Church, Robson-Kanu, Howard, Armstrong.Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands) 19.00: At the start of the season this fixture would have been seen as a potential 'title decider'. As it is a Chelsea victory tonight would only see them leapfrog Spurs into fourth place and still 12 points behind Manchester United. That doesn't diminish their desire to beat the pace setters though. John Terry has already had a few things to say in his programme notes. 'For keeping the faith with us. We owe it to our supporters to finish campaign strongly'. Fighting talk, team news on the way. Out in the cold: Fernando Torres has yet to score since joining Chelsea  Spineless! FA fail to punish Rooney and Chelsea let Cole off after shooting an internHunt plans a Royals cup upset at Goodison... even if it upsets his missus!Ancelotti shoots himself in the foot with tortured bid to defend Cole As Giggs celebrates 20 years for Man United, we pick his top 10 goals  Explore more:People: John Terry, Nani, Tim Cahill, Fabio Da Silva, Louis Saha, Didier Drogba, Dimitar Berbatov, Nicolas Anelka, Carlo Ancelotti, Martin Atkinson, Fernando Torres, Jose Mourinho, Jimmy Kebe, Ashley Cole, Nemanja Vidic, Ian Harte, Leon Osman, John O'Shea, Sylvain Distin, Petr Cech, David Moyes, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Phil Neville, Jay Tabb, Phil Jagielka, Ryan Giggs, Yuri Zhirkov, Jose Bosingwa Places: Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool


Daily_Mail

Sponsored links