In what proved out to be the most exciting and perhaps controversial game of the season so far, Manchester United defeated Chelsea 3-2 on Sunday to finally put an end to their winless streak at the daunting Stamford Bridge.
The Red Devils took a two goal lead in the first quarter of an hour, before Chelsea showcased a spirited comeback to level term just after the half-time.
What followed afterwards were two red-cards to the home team, before Javier Hernandez netted in the winner from an off-side position in the 75th minute.
Let us have a look at three things we learned from the game.
1. Ferguson Got His Tactics Right
Many a time over the past two or three seasons, Alex Ferguson has been guilty of committing horrendous tactical decisions in big games.
However, against Chelsea, the Scot deployed the perfect tactics to counter Chelsea’s attacking and fluent game.
He returned to the traditional 4-4-2, but with Rooney in much deeper role and with more emphasis on counter-attacks via Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia.