Chelsea 2 Manchester U 3
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.