Chelsea 2 Manchester U 3

Sir Alex Ferguson

Chel­sea 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, Stam­ford Bridge, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Oct­ober 28, 2012. Man­chester Uni­ted man­ager Sir Al­ex Fer­guson openly ad­mit­ted af­ter the Pre­mier Lea­gue fix­ture ag­ainst Chel­sea at Stam­ford Bridge that his te­am had be­en lucky to de­feat Rob­erto Di Matteo´s men. The West Lon­doners fin­ished the ga­me wi­th on­ly nine play­ers af­ter Bran­islav Ivan­ovic and Fer­nando Torres were sent off with­in the space of just five minutes. 

Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s Pre­miership title con­tenders went 2-0 up be­fore the ho­me te­am haul­ed them­selves level, on­ly for trig­ger happy sharp­shoot­er Javi­er Her­nandez to net the win­ner for the Old Traf­ford club wi­th some fif­teen min­utes left on ref­er­ee Ma­rk Clattenburg´s watch. It was Man­chester United´s fir­st Pre­mier Lea­gue tri­umph ag­ainst Chel­sea at Stam­ford Bridge since The Red Dev­ils de­feated The Pen­sion­ers by a 3-0 score on the 20th of April 2002 cour­tesy of goals from mid­fielder Paul Scho­les and for­wards Ruud van Nistel­rooy and Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer re­spect­ively. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “It’s be­en ten years since we have won down here. We had a good re­cord un­til Jose Mou­rinho came along and spoiled the party. We have nev­er got breaks down here and had some ter­rible de­cisions ag­ainst us in the last few years. But today we have got a little break for the goal as Javi­er Her­nandez may have be­en off­side.” Chel­sea Te­am: Petr Cech, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Da­vid Luiz, Bran­islav Ivan­ovic, Ash­ley Cole, Eden Haz­ard, Ju­an Ma­ta, John Obi Mikel, Oscar, Ramires, Fer­nando Torres. Sub­stitutes: Cesar Azpilicueta, Ry­an Ber­trand, Marko Mar­in, Vic­tor Moses, Ori­ol Romeu, Dan­iel Stur­ridge, Ross Turn­bull. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Rio Fer­dinand, Ra­fael, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Jon­athan Evans, An­tonio Va­lencia, Mi­chael Car­rick, Way­ne Roo­ney, Tom Clev­er­ley, Ash­ley Young, Robin van Per­sie. Sub­stitutes: Javi­er Her­nandez, Ry­an Gig­gs, Nani, Dan­ny Wel­beck, An­der­son, Paul Scho­les, An­ders Lindegaard.


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