Chelsea lose 2-3 to Man United

Published: Oct 29, 2012, 11:16 IST | Agencies |

Chelsea lose 2-3 at home to Man United in EPL thriller

Manchester United ensured they are now just a point behind English Premier League leaders Chelsea after beating the Blues 3-2 in a close contested encounter at Stamford Bridge last night.

Chelsea rallied from 2-0 down thanks to goals from the hardworking Juan Mata and Ramires, after an own-goal from David Luiz and a Robin Van Persie strike saw United go 2-0 up.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is shown the red card by the referee during last night’s EPL match against Man United in London. pic/afp

The hosts though struggled the moment they were reduced to nine men in the second session. Defender Branislav Ivanovic was rightly sent off for his second booking in the 63rd minute. However, Chelsea fans were upset when striker Fernando Torres was given his second yellow card for diving by referee Mark Clattenburg.

The Spaniard protested even as he walked down the tunnel while TV replays showed that United defender Johnny Evans had hit him on the shin.

Poor refereeing
The refereeing was once again under the scanner when United scored their winner 15 minutes from full time.

Javier Hernandez poked deflected the ball in from close range, however TV replays showed the forward was in an off-side position before he met the ball.

The win moves United into second spot in the EPL points table, where they are level with reigning champions Manchester City.

Chelsea however have the chance of extracting revenge from Manchester United very soon, when the top sides face each other once again, this time in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday. 

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