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A stunning effort from Eden Hazard led Chelsea to a heroic second-half comeback at Manchester United and forced an FA Cup quarter-final replay.

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against Manchester United with Chelsea teammate David Luiz
Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against Manchester United with Chelsea teammate David Luiz

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On Sunday at Old Trafford, goals from Javier Hernández and Wayne Rooney put a dominant home side two ahead inside 11 minutes.

Though United began the second period in no apparent distress, Chelsea soon set about turning the tie on its head.

The 55th-minute double substitution of Hazard and John Obi Mikel for Lampard and Victor Moses gave the visitors momentum.

And the introduction of Hazard turned out to be inspired as he halved United's advantage just before the hour mark.

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata cut infield and passed the ball to Hazard on the left.

The Belgian took one step inside and curled a quite magnificent effort inside David de Gea's far corner with virtually no backlift.

And nine minutes later they were level after Ramires finished off a classic counter-attack.

"Obviously Hazard is a player with talent. He can make a difference any time," said Chelsea boss Rafa Benítez.


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