Manchester United ousts Chelsea to reach CL semifinals

By Rob Harris

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, April 12 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, left, reacts against Manchester United during their Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday April 12, 2011.

Jon Super, Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United advanced to the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday by ousting English rival Chelsea with a 2-1 victory that extended its first-leg advantage.

After Wayne Rooney's goal secured at 1-0 win last week, Javier Hernandez put United further ahead with his 17th goal for the club at the end of the first half.

Chelsea's hopes of a comeback appeared to have been thwarted when Ramires was sent off with 20 minutes to go after a second foul on Nani earned another yellow card.

And although Chelsea's substitute striker Didier Drogba pulled one back in the 77th minute, Park Ji-sung immediately scored for United from the restart.

The loss effectively ends Chelsea's hopes of a trophy this season, with the team 11 points behind United in the Premier League.

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