Eric Bailly stretchered off after clash of heads with Harry Maguire during Man Utd vs Chelsea


Eric Bailly left the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Chelsea in a neck brace after a clash of heads with Harry Maguire.

The Manchester United centre-back had previously clashed heads with Kurt Zouma but appeared to be ok.

But just minutes later, he and Maguire both went for a header and the Ivory Coast international came off worse.

Maguire was left with a cut to his face, while Bailly was treated for what appeared to be a neck injury.

He momentarily started walking off the pitch but was soon seen laying on the turf just off the pitch.

He was then put in a neck brace and given oxygen as he was stretchered off.

It was a sad sight but we pray he’s ok.

Anthony Martial came on to replace Bailly as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempted to change his system.

The Red Devils lined up with five at the back with Bailly and Maguire being joined by Victor Lindelof, Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan Bissaka. 

However, they weren’t able to catch Chelsea on the break and came under pressure for much of the first-half.

But Martial’s introduction didn’t stem the tide and the Blues took the lead 11 minutes into first-half stoppage time.

Olivier Giroud converted Cesar Azplicueta’s cross beyond David de Gea – who would have felt he should have done better.

Arsenal are awaiting the winners of this semi final and will be watching to see who they will face in the final on August 1 at Wembley.

As things stand, it’s advantage Chelsea.

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