Chelsea 3 Manchester United 3

Match corresponding to the Premier League played at Stamford Bridge.

Another roller coaster courtesy of Manchester United. Having played better than Chelsea for 55 minutes United found themselves 3-0 down due to two own goals and a spectacular goal scored by Juan Mata, a truly spectacular left footed volley from a Torres cross. United had played much better in the first half, had more of the ball, played better and had two strong legitimate penalty shouts turned down by Howard Webb. Chelsea’s first goal came from unforgivable defending by Patrice Evra who allowed Daniel Sturridge to ghost past him and cross the ball from the by line. De Gea stuck out a leg to stop the ball going into the danger area but it struck Johnny Evans and it fell into the net. United cursing their luck after the non giving of the penalty and the own goal. The second half had just started when Mata blasted Chelsea’s second. David Luis then had a header fool De Gea after it took a crucial deflection off Rio Ferdinandand into the back of the net. Game over, or so we thought. Patrice Evra was then fouled in the Chelsea area and Rooney scored from the spot. Minutes later Danny Welbeck is tripped over by Ivanovic, a somewhat dubious decision but there is definite contact by the defenderon the forward. Rooney puts the ball past Cech, this time to the opposite side of his first. United’s third was a classic Chicharito goal. Giggs sends in a cross from near the corner flag but the wee Mexican’s movement in the box is a  lesson on how a forward should leave centre halves dead in the ground. A small step forward gives  him the two feet of space he needed to rse up and put in a peach of header to draw the game 3-3! David Luis was left to shake his shaggy mane in disbelief. David De Gea then shut up his legion of critics with tremendous save of a Mata free kick that was travelling like an Exocet into the top left hand corner of the goal. A great match and a great advert for the Premier League, though I am sure Chelsea fans would not be too happy with Howard Webb!

Manchester United Team

1   David De Gea

3   Patrice Evra

5   Rio Ferdinand

6   Johnny Evans

21 Rafael

18 Ashley Young

11 Ryan Giggs

16 Micheal Carrick

25 Antonio Valencia

10 Wayne Rooney (2 goals/2 Penalties)

19 Danny Welbeck

SUBSTITUTES

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (Goal) for Ashley Valencia

Paul Scholes for Rafael

Ji Sung Park for Danny Welbeck

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