who has been troubled with a foot problem, brought fresh hope. However, Chelsea continued to carry the greater threat with Alex Kiwomya forcing another stop out of Sutherland. There was one final chance for Barmby but his left-foot drive crept agonisingly wide after being set up by Wilson.
United: Sutherland; Grimshaw, McCullough, Ioannou, Blackett; Rothwell, Pearson, Daehli (Rudge 83), van Velzen; Barmby; Byrne (Wilson 81). Subs not used: Coll, Hendrie, Ekangamene.