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Pedro Helps Chelsea End Leicester’s FA Cup Dream



Pedro’s extra-time header saw Chelsea advance to the FA Cup semifinals at the expense of Leicester City.

Alvaro Morata scored for the first time since Dec. 26 to give Chelsea a half-time lead, but Jamie Vardy equalised 14 minutes from time to force the additional periods at the King Power Stadium.

Pedro headed in as Chelsea ended a five-game losing streak away from home to reach the last four, where they were drawn to face Southampton. Manchester United will meet Tottenham Hotspur in the other semifinal, with the ties to be played on the weekend of April 21-22.

Chelsea succeeded Leicester as Premier League champions last term and also reached the FA Cup final, losing to Arsenal.

The competition represents their final trophy chance of an at-times tumultuous season after their midweek Champions League exit at Barcelona.

The omens appear good. They had beaten Leicester in all five prior FA Cup meetings and the last three times — in 1997, 2000 and 2012 — they went on to lift the trophy.

Morata was one of three changes for Chelsea, starting for just the second time since the league game against Leicester on Jan. 13.