Chelsea Done In By Javier Hernandez Goal In High Scoring Affair

Chelsea lost to Manchester United 2-3 in a controversial affair at Stamford Bridge on 28th Oct 2012. For United, Van Persie and Hernandez chipped in with the goals and they were helped by a David Luiz own goal. Chelsea got Juan Mata and Ramires on the score-sheet.

United started the match with added vigour and they got their reward albeit from shocking defending from Chelsea defenders, David Luiz in particular. United raced away to a two goal lead against the Blues and looked dangerous every time they bombed forward. Chelsea looked shaken but finally woke up to register a wave of attacks against United. David De Gea made a strong case for the goal keeping spot at United after he made save after saves against a rampant Chelsea side. Juan Mata curled an unstoppable free-kick to bring the Blues back into the match just before half-time.

Chelsea began in similar buccaneering fashion after the break and Oscar's brilliantly floated ball found Ramires who headed home to level the score at 2-2. The match was alive and fans were expecting to see two of the best attacking Premier League sides have a go at each other. But Mark Clattenburg intervened, doling out two red cards and allowed a clearly off-side Hernandez to make the score 3-2 in favour of United.

But the neutrals would surely agree with the fact that Chelsea looked a very good attacking side and even with 10 men, United would find it very difficult to win the match. But Clattenburg ensured that the game would be remembered for his incompetence rather than the brilliance of players on the pitch.