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  • Date:05 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,668
  • Jonathan Evans - og (35) Jonathan Evans - og (35)
    Mata (45) Luiz (49)
  • Rooney - pen (57) Rooney - pen (68)
    Rooney - pen (68) Hernandez (83) Hernandez (83)
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94:25 +4.25

Corner taken by Raul Meireles from the left by-line.

94:09 +4.09

Gary Cahill has a drilled shot. Save by David De Gea.

93:31 +3.31

Javier Hernandez is ruled offside. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.

92:51 +2.51

Michael Carrick has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Petr Cech.

92:17 +2.17

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs from the left by-line.

91:37 +1.37

The ball is swung over by Michael Essien, save made by David De Gea.

91:06 +1.06

Raul Meireles takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Ryan Giggs.

90:11 +0.11

Unfair challenge on David Luiz by Paul Scholes results in a free kick. Juan Mata fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by David De Gea.

87:55

Corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles.

87:50

Florent Malouda sends in a cross, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

87:10

Foul by Michael Essien on Paul Scholes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

86:12

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Raul Meireles goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:11

Danny Welbeck goes off and Ji-Sung Park comes on.

83:27

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, Shot by Wayne Rooney. Save by Petr Cech. Javier Hernandez scores a headed goal from close range. Chelsea 3-3 Man Utd.Assist by Ryan Giggs.

82:15

Ryan Giggs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raul Meireles. Free kick taken by Gary Cahill.

81:12

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the left by-line, Close range header by Danny Welbeck goes wide of the left-hand upright.

81:07

Centre by Patrice Evra, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

80:27

Danny Welbeck produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. David Luiz gets a block in.

76:32

Shot from just outside the box by Florent Malouda goes over the target.

75:05

The ball is sent over by Florent Malouda, Shot by Michael Essien from 20 yards. Save by David De Gea. Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata to the near post, clearance made by Danny Welbeck.

73:50

Effort from the edge of the box by Javier Hernandez goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73:00

Shot from just outside the area by Michael Essien misses to the right of the target.

72:18

The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia, Michael Essien makes a clearance.

71:56

Corner taken short by Ryan Giggs.

69:35

Florent Malouda fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick. Oriol Romeu comes on in place of Daniel Sturridge. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Raul Meireles.

69:15

The assist for the goal came from Danny Welbeck.

67:43

Unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck by Branislav Ivanovic results in a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Wayne Rooney and scored. Chelsea 3-2 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Danny Welbeck.

66:51

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

65:49

Wayne Rooney has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

65:24

Shot by Juan Mata. Save by David De Gea.

64:17

The ball is sent over by Antonio Valencia, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

64:06

Effort on goal by Michael Essien from 25 yards. Blocked by Antonio Valencia.

63:25

Foul by Ryan Giggs on Raul Meireles, free kick awarded. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

62:57

Paul Scholes comes on in place of Rafael Da Silva.

62:37

Rafael Da Silva produces a cross.

60:19

Antonio Valencia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Bosingwa. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.

60:01

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Daniel Sturridge goes wide of the right-hand upright.

58:29

Antonio Valencia challenges Jose Bosingwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.

56:42

Daniel Sturridge concedes a Penalty for a foul on Patrice Evra. Wayne Rooney scores a power penalty. Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Patrice Evra.

55:07

Javier Hernandez is ruled offside. David Luiz takes the free kick.

54:34

Jose Bosingwa fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick. David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.

53:20

The offside flag is raised against Fernando Torres. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

52:57

The referee blows for offside against Javier Hernandez. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.

52:01

Ashley Young leaves the field to be replaced by Javier Hernandez.

49:25

Daniel Sturridge fouled by Patrice Evra, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Patrice Evra a yellow card. Juan Mata produces a cross, David Luiz finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd.Assist by Juan Mata.

48:12

Raul Meireles takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

47:22

Centre by Michael Essien, Fernando Torres has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

47:00 +2.00

Wayne Rooney has an effort at goal. Save by Petr Cech. Ashley Young decides to take a short corner.

46:08 +1.08

Ryan Giggs fouled by Juan Mata, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.

45:21

The ball is swung over by Fernando Torres, Juan Mata gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Fernando Torres.

45:19 +0.19

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Branislav Ivanovic is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

43:51

Branislav Ivanovic challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Giggs.

42:03

Ashley Young sends in a cross.

41:43

Ashley Young produces a cross, clearance made by David Luiz.

40:23

Antonio Valencia decides to take a short corner.

40:07

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

38:06

Ashley Young has an effort at goal. Save made by Petr Cech.

37:54

Centre by Patrice Evra, Raul Meireles makes a clearance.

37:45

The ball is delivered by Ashley Young, David Luiz makes a clearance.

36:36

Daniel Sturridge produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by David De Gea.

35:11

An own goal is scored by Jonathan Evans. Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Sturridge.

34:01

Ashley Young challenges Juan Mata unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Essien takes the direct free kick.

32:26

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Wayne Rooney, free kick awarded. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

30:17

Fernando Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans. Fernando Torres is given a yellow card. David De Gea takes the free kick.

29:18

The ball is crossed by Wayne Rooney, Jose Bosingwa gets a block in.

28:22

Ashley Young takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Florent Malouda.

26:04

Florent Malouda challenges Rafael Da Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Da Silva takes the direct free kick.

25:19

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

24:08

Foul by Patrice Evra on Juan Mata, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Juan Mata, David De Gea makes a save.

23:15

Florent Malouda fouled by Rafael Da Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Florent Malouda restarts play with the free kick.

22:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva by Jose Bosingwa. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

20:12

Fernando Torres produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

19:01

Fernando Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Carrick. Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.

17:54

Foul by Ashley Young on Fernando Torres, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Raul Meireles, clearance by Rafael Da Silva.

17:33

Juan Mata crosses the ball, save made by David De Gea.

16:16

Shot by Ashley Young from 20 yards. Blocked by Raul Meireles.

16:04

A cross is delivered by Ryan Giggs, clearance by David Luiz.

13:25

Ashley Young challenges Branislav Ivanovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

11:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Welbeck. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

9:17

Jose Bosingwa takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

8:13

Ashley Young is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Essien.

7:57

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Bosingwa.

6:49

Effort from outside the penalty area by Raul Meireles goes wide left of the target.

5:59

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line played to the near post. Raul Meireles takes a inswinging corner.

5:33

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Blocked by Patrice Evra.

4:14

Daniel Sturridge produces a cross, comfortable save by David De Gea.

3:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans by Fernando Torres. Direct free kick taken by David De Gea.

0:54

Foul by Michael Essien on Patrice Evra, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Wayne Rooney from the free kick.

0:35

Jose Bosingwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Antonio Valencia. Free kick taken by Antonio Valencia.

Match Preview

MY best memory was on the bench - Torres Fernando Torres has admitted he might have given up all hope of succeeding at Chelsea but for the support of the club's fans. And the World Cup-winning striker has revealed that one of the greatest memories of his career was off the field when a substitute at Wolves while the supporters chanted his name. Torres marked a year at Stamford Bridge this week but it was hardly an anniversary to celebrate for the 27-year-old, who remains on course to be remembered as one of the most expensive flops in the history of football. The #50million man has scored just five times in 44 Chelsea appearances since last January's move from Liverpool and is currently on his longest goal drought yet. Three and half months, 17 games, or 1,000-plus minutes - whichever way you look at it, the statistics make grim reading for the Spain striker. But at least he is being given the chance to end his long wait, having started every game in 2012 while Didier Drogba is on African Nations Cup duty. The same could not be said back in November, when he lost his place to Drogba, with the only thing keeping him going was the comfort of knowing the fans still backed him. "I would like things to be much better but the support they give me every day is amazing," Torres told Chelsea TV. "I remember a game against Wolverhampton and I was on the bench, and they were still singing my name. "I've been very lucky to live very good moments but that game, when I was in the middle of nothing and not playing, was maybe the best memory I have in all my career. "At the beginning of the season, I went through a hard moment, I was not playing, things were wrong and I was eight games without playing - I had never been in this situation before. "The only thing that gave me hope was the support of the people. "That game against Wolverhampton showed me there are important things to fight for, the love of the fans, the support of the club. "My team-mates as well but the fans are the ones who have always been there from the first day until now." Torres acknowledged that would be difficult without the injured John Terry and Ramires and the suspended Ashley Cole, while he hoped Frank Lampard would be passed fit after the calf injury that has kept the midfielder out of the last two matches. Even if Lampard plays, Sunday's game could see Michael Essien start for the first time this season. The 29-year-old has made four successive substitute appearances since returning from his latest bout of knee surgery, something he admitted was "heartbreaking". Manchester United midfielder Ji-sung believes the club's impressive list of previous triumphs has created unrealistic expectations for the current team. Sir Alex Ferguson is currently embroiled in a spat with Match of the Day pundit Alan Hansen about the merits of the present United side. Ferguson has reacted with incredulity over Hansen's claim that United are woeful, and have been for 18 months. As Ferguson correctly pointed out on Friday, having won last year's title by nine points, reached the Champions League final and the FA Cup semi-final, they must have been doing something right. However, as Park acknowledges, the absence of a star performer in the mould of Cristiano Ronaldo has meant the Red Devils lack the stardust associated with recent campaigns. And whilst their results stand positive comparison with any previous seasons, it has been impossible to emulate the swashbuckling style of old. "It might be that before we scored a lot of goals and that has a big impact on the fans," the South Korea midfielder said. "Their expectations become too high. "Maybe also because we are out of the Champions League and the FA Cup, people think Manchester United is no good. "But we can show our strength on the pitch. We are still producing good performances, we are level with Manchester City and can still win the title." It is a matter of amazement to some that United are in their present position despite and obvious failure to reinforce the midfield. The only transfer window arrivals were a reserve-team player from Manchester City - Frederic Veseli - and 37-year-old Paul Scholes, who abandoned his retirement. With Wayne Rooney, Nani, Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley all set to return, United's resources are being strengthened significantly, even if Darren Fletcher and Nemanja Vidic will be sidelined for the rest of the season and questions continue to be asked of David de Gea, who is set to start in goal. end

Formation:433Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea

Formation: 442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Petr Cech
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Gary Cahill
  • David Luiz
  • Jose Bosingwa
  • Michael Essien
  • Raul Meireles
  • Florent Malouda
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Fernando Torres
  • Juan Mata
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Sam Hutchinson
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Lucas Piazon

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Match Report

Spot of bother for Chelsea Two highly controversial penalties helped Manchester United produce a trademark comeback to avoid another defeat at Chelsea and move within two points of Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League, courtesy of a 3-3 draw. Despite dominating for long periods, United's Stamford Bridge curse looked to have struck again when Jonny Evans put Daniel Sturridge's cross into his own net, Juan Mata scored a superb goal and a David Luiz header flew in off the shoulder of Rio Ferdinand. But referee Howard Webb gave them a lifeline by awarding two soft spot-kicks - both scored by Wayne Rooney - before substitute Javier Hernandez snatched a point six minutes from time. Although it was another classic second half at Stamford Bridge, it was more dropped points for Chelsea from a winning position as they almost lost at home in the league to United for the first time in 10 years. Even though he was not playing, John Terry cast a long shadow over proceedings, with the visiting supporters taunting him over his highly-publicised problems. Chelsea fans predictably showed their backing with chants of "There's only one England captain", while jeering Rio Ferdinand's every touch. They also had plenty of fun at the expense of David De Gea, who was making his first league appearance of 2012 and whose edginess was portrayed in the eighth minute when he flapped at a cross. But it was Chelsea who were soon breathing a sigh of relief as two United penalty cries were ignored. The first saw Ashley Young go down far too easily under pressure from Jose Bosingwa, who got the nod at left-back with Ashley Cole suspended. Moments later, Danny Welbeck went down after being caught by the trailing leg of Chelsea debutant Gary Cahill, an outraged Sir Alex Ferguson racing onto the pitch as Webb ignored the United appeals. Replays appeared to show Cahill had won the ball before catching Welbeck, but the decision only fuelled a poisonous atmosphere that included more abusive chants about Terry and Ferdinand. The football did little to lift the mood until just before the half-hour when Branislav Ivanovic just beat Welbeck to Rooney's cross after a wonderful ball from Antonio Valencia. Webb brandished his yellow card when Fernando Torres ran into the back of Evans, for whom insult was added to injury nine minutes before half-time when he inadvertently gave Chelsea the lead. United failed to clear their lines and the ball broke to Sturridge, who got to the byline and fired in a cross that hit De Gea and then went in off Evans' arm. Sturridge's vicious drive was repelled by De Gea before Petr Cech was finally called into meaningful action when he got fingertips on Young's curler. The Chelsea goalkeeper then produced an even better stop on Welbeck's snapshot and Ivanovic was booked for running into Young as United finished the first half on top. Ferguson had complained in his pre-match interview that the away dressing room was frigid enough to "hang meat in" and the visitors were certainly caught cold at the restart as the home side trebled their advantage inside five minutes. The second goal took less than 30 seconds, Torres getting clear down the right and whipping in the perfect cross for Mata to lash straight through De Gea before the goalkeeper could even move. If that was sublime, the third was unlucky again for United, with Luiz heading Mata's free-kick against the shoulder of Ferdinand and into the net. However, United, who threw on Hernandez for Young, enjoyed a spectacular reversal of fortune when they were awarded two penalties inside 10 minutes. The first saw Sturridge harshly adjudged to have knocked over Evra, with Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas launching a bottle into the advertising hoarding in disgust before Rooney stepped up to blast the penalty into the top left-hand corner. Juan Mata and Rooney tested the goalkeeper at either end and Paul Scholes came on for Rafael before Webb pointed to the spot again when Welbeck tripped over the leg of Ivanovic. This time Rooney went to Cech's left to put United within one goal of another astonishing comeback. And although Oriol Romeu came on to shore things up and De Gea produced another uncomfortable punch on Michael Essien's drive, Ferguson's men deservedly equalised six minutes from time. Cech could only parry Rooney's shot out to Ryan Giggs on the left and the veteran crossed for the unmarked Hernandez to head straight through Cech. Raul Meireles almost snatched it for Chelsea when he nodded Florent Malouda's cross over the top and De Gea produced two stunning stoppage-time saves to keep out Mata's free-kick and Cahill's drive.

Form Guide

    DLWWDD
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • WLLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 18/09/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 08/05/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 01/03/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 03/04/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 08/11/2009
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 11/01/2009

Top Scorers

Chelsea

  • D Sturridge 9
  • F Lampard 7
  • J Terry 4
  • JM Mata 4
  • DN Ramires 4
  • D Drogba 2
  • FJ Torres 2
  • F Malouda 1
  • JS Bosingwa 1
  • RJ Meireles 1
  • S Kalou 1

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 12
  • LC Nani 6
  • JB Hernandez 6
  • D Welbeck 6
  • D Berbatov 5
  • M Carrick 2
  • J Park 2
  • A Young 2
  • AL Valencia 2
  • OL Anderson 2
  • R Giggs 1
  • P Scholes 1
  • D Fletcher 1
  • C Smalling 1
  • P Jones 1

Goals

Chelsea

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 56
  • 5 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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