EPL leader; Chelsea this evening bowed to pressure from the Red Devils in a crucial EPL clash by a goal margin of 2-3 making the defeat the first for the London club since the EPL season started.
No thanks to the two red cards given to defender Ivanovic and striker Fernando Torres which pundits opined is questionable as it culminated into the Blues’ loss at home against their arch rivals.
The league leaders fought to gain control of the game which they lost control of giving after giving United a double lead in a space of 12 minutes but in the 44th minute, Spaniard Juan Mata Chelsea a reason to fight for a win and in the 53rd minute in what looked like a usual Chelsea comeback Ramirez dealt United an unbelievable blow after he secured an equalizer for Chelsea in what brought uproar from Stamford Bridge stands.
As if a defeat was perceived by United and referee Matt Clattenburg because the Blues were looking likelier winners as their performance by now has started generating results with the control of the midfield, the referee who turned a blind eye to the obvious offside by Javier Hernandez before he scored the third and final goal for United, started a move that was purely unknown to Chelsea as he slashed the 11-man team and brought in disarray after sending off Branislav Ivanovic on the hour and Fernando Torres later for an offense not clear to even football pundits as to why Torres got a second yellow card which led to the red card.
Now with this evening’s game, United have succeeded in reducing the difference in points between them and the league leaders to one point, a win the Red Devils have been dying to get at Stamford Bridge since 2002.
Despite the result, there was plenty in Chelsea’s performance to reinforce their credentials as real title challengers, though they were handicapped by a haphazard start.