Controversial Goal Hands Chelsea All Three Points

Tonight Chelsea came from behind to beat Manchester United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Wayne Rooney gave Man United the lead in the first half but two goals from Chelsea fought back in the second half with two goals to win the game.

Man United Squad:

Starting Line-Up: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes, Nani, Hernandez and Rooney.

Bench: Kuszczak, Brown, Berbatov, Giggs, Fabio Da Silva, Rafael Da Silva and Gibson.

The Game:

Chelsea got off to a good start, they had the ball in the back of the net within minutes after a corner, Branislav Ivanovic volleyed the ball in but the goal was ruled out because of a foul by David Luiz. Soon after that chance Florent Malouda forced a save out of Edwin Van Der Sar after hitting his strike from 15-yards out.

Chelsea then had another two chances within the opening 15 minutes, Michael Essien's shot was deflected wide for a corner, from that corner John Terry's header flew over the bar.

Man United started to put some pressure on the Chelsea defence, Patrice Evra got past Luiz, his cross in didn't reach Wayne Rooney but was collected by Darren Fletcher, his cross was cleared.

20 minutes in a cross by Luis Nani was headed wide by Rooney, who should have done much better. Man United were all over Chelsea and the striker did do much better when he gave United the lead after smashing a 25-yard strike past Petr Cech.

Just before half time, from a Chelsea free-kick taken by Frank Lampard, Van Der Sar made the save but parried it straight to Ivanovic, he hit the ball towards goal but luckily for United Nemanja Vidic was on the line and managed to clear it.

Chelsea got themselves an equaliser eight minutes into the second half after United failed to clear from a corner after Luiz got on the end of a flick on by Nicolas Anelka, and hit the ball past Van Der Sar.

63 minutes into the game, Man United did have the ball in the back of the net through Rooney but he was ruled offside.

With the game at 1-1 Sir Alex Ferguson brought Dimitar Berbatov on for Javier Hernandez and Ryan Giggs on for Paul Scholes.

Chelsea were very lucky to be awarded a penalty with just over 10 minutes of the game remaining. Yuri Zhirkov went down under a challenge by Chris Smalling and were awarded a penalty, Lampard hit the ball past Van Der Sar to give the home side a lead.

Chelsea should have gone 3-1 up from a corner, the ball was hit towards goal by Zhirkov, fortunately for United Vidic managed to clear.

Things went from bad to worse for Man United in injury time when Vidic was shown a second yellow card and sent off, which means he misses United's next game, which is against Liverpool.

A very disappointing result for Man United, Chelsea were very lucky to have Luiz on the pitch at the end of the game. Next up in the league is another massive game, this time against Liverpool.


Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson: "We defended badly for the first goal, but the penalty kick is so soft, dear me. We played really well and we didn't deserve that. Three years in a row here decisions have changed the game."

Sir Alex on Luiz: "He's done Chicarito before he got booked, and he did Rooney two minutes before the penalty was awarded, I don't know how he was still on the pitch. The players have endured a lot of decisions against them and they didn't deserve that tonight. Chelsea aren't out of the title race if they keep getting decisions like that."

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti:
"It was a good performance and we're still alive. Man United are fantastic, they played really well, but we managed to keep going bven at 1-0 down, played with power and intensity, and without playing really well you cannot beat this team. In the middle of the first half they were playing very well and in that moment we were in difficulty, but we played better in the second half. David Luiz could be lucky, but a lot of things were going on so it's difficult for the referee."

3 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just make sure you wash your asshole really good before you come to the Emirates. we'll have a jolly good time, hahahaha!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What a bunch of losers!! Rooney should not have played. as usual he escaped a three match ban. The F.A. and Sky are part of the Manure Utd club channel. Its about time you suffered from the referee. Sir Alex has no class or sportsmanship.

  3. DavidTheAlien says:

    First and foremost both Anonymous people and there comments can go efff themselves. We'll be raring to go and hammer you at the Emirates you POS. The FA and Sky are part of Man Utd channel grow the eff up.

    Great game to watch to an extent and United didn't deserve to lose by what can only be called a light penalty. To me a draw would have been a fair result. So many calls didn't go our way but that's the way it goes sometimes. Berbatov i thought was non existent after coming on, Luis can count himself a lucky boy to still be on the park after two not one off the ball incidents which were malicious.

    Difficult task on Sunday now against the Scousers and hopefully we can win which i am confident of but they will be up for it no doubt.

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