Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Manchester United within the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday supplied Kevin Pietersen, a die-hard Chelsea fan, with an opportunity to lastly have a dig at former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, whose favorite soccer membership is Manchester United. The 2 former gamers have engaged in pleasant banters on quite a few events prior to now. Earlier than Sunday’s match, Yuvraj had all of the bragging rights owing to Chelsea struggling three consecutive defeats to Manchester United this season throughout competitions. Nevertheless, Frank Lampard’s aspect took revenge in some style as they fully outclassed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United at Wembley.

Teasing Yuvraj after Chelsea’s win, Pietersen tweeted: “Hello, @YUVSTRONG12- you okay mate?!”. Yuvraj’s response actually mirrored the emotions of each Manchester United fan as he wrote: ” Haha no mate I am not I am hurting”.

Pietersen was in no temper to finish the dialog then and there and even took a dig at Yuvraj’s interview which he had performed with Manchester United ahead Marcus Rashford. The previous England batsman even invited Yuvraj to affix him for a Champions League recreation.

“Simply checking. A lot of speak a couple of weeks in the past. Simply checking you continue to needed to talk?! Hope you get well effectively! You’ll be able to come watch Champions League as my visitor anytime,” Pietersen requested Yuvraj.

Having misplaced all of the bragging proper this time round, Yuvraj merely replied: “Hmmm let’s examine we by no means surrender @ManUtd”.

Whereas the 2 cricketers stopped their dialog there, the followers of the respective golf equipment engaged in heated arguments on Twitter, with Manchester United followers posting how their aspect nonetheless lead 3-1 in head-to-head stats so far as the season is worried.

With Chelsea and Manchester United each preventing for a top-four end to safe themselves a Champions League berth, followers of each the golf equipment introduced stats and checklist of remaining fixtures, to remind their rivals how they’re extra more likely to safe a spot within the European competitors.

In Sunday’s recreation, Olivier Giroud scored simply earlier than the half-time whistle to present Chelsea the lead. Whereas everybody anticipated Manchester United, who’ve been in large type off late, to bounce again after the break, issues took a flip for the more serious as Mason Mount pounced on an terrible go by a United participant close to the half-way mark to double their lead only a minute inside second-half.

Mount additionally acquired a serving to hand from United keeper David de Gea who did not seize the ball correctly, regardless of getting each palms to it.


De Gea’s goalkeeping as soon as once more got here underneath scrutiny when Chelsea acquired their third objective of the match, which was an personal objective coming off Harry Maguire’s boot and beating the Spaniard at his close to publish.

Bruno Fernandes transformed the spot-kick within the 85th minute however till then all was over for Manchester United.

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