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  • Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United: Rooney, Luiz superb-strike, Vidic red-card

    Chelsea became the second team managed to beat Manchester United this season. Frank Lampard's penalty brought the Blues winning 2-1 over the Red Devils, who finished the game with 10 players.

    Come to the headquarters of Chelsea, Stamford Bridge Stadium on Tuesday (03/01/2011) , MU was capable to lead first by Wayne Rooney superb-strike. However, Chelsea turned excel thanks to a goal David Luiz and Frank Lampard penalty.

    MU finished the game with 10 players after Nemanja Vidic got a second yellow card in injury time due to violation of Ramires. In the first half, Vidic yellow-carded for breaking Michael Essien.

    This is the second defeat of Manchester United in the Premier League this season after they lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Manchester United remain on top of the Premiership standings with a value of 60 of 28 matches. But MU prone position was approached Arsenal who collected 56 points from 27 matches.

    The game

    In this match, Chelsea puts Fernando Torres and Nicolas Anelka as a duet at the forefront. In the opposite camp, Manchester United featuring Wayne Rooney duet with Javier Hernandez.

    Fernando Torres scored first, from corner kick situation, but referee already blow the whistle before he hit it into the nets.

    After a dead end some time, Rooney broke the silence with a goal in minute 30. Mastering the ball outside the penalty box, Rooney opened fire through the net that can not be saved by Petr Cech. 1-0 for MU.

    Chelsea nearly equalized in minute 40 when there is turmoil at the mouth of Chelsea's goal. However, the kick Branislav Ivanovic could be pushed over Edwin van der Sar three times save and then swept by Nemanja Vidic.

    Two minutes later, Florent Malouda to try their luck with the kick off from inside the penalty box. But the kick was just quietly and easily tamed And Van Der Sar.

    Ten minutes of the second half underway, Chelsea successfully evened the score finished 1-1. Starting from a Michael Essien cross, the ball in with a head-flick by Ivanovic and Luiz quietly break Chelsea's goal.

    Rooney scored his second goal but flagged offside.

    Rooney! In the 74th minute, Rooney picking a chance. Luiz escorted, Rooney still could turn around and shoot, but still can be denied by Cech.

    David Luiz should sent-off, when breaking Rooney turn, but referee ignored and Sir Alex Ferguson looks so furious in the bench area.

    77 minutes, Chelsea got a penalty after Chris Smalling violated Yuri Zhirkov in the box forbidden. Lampard with perfect execute the ball into Manchester United nets and the Blues are now leading 2-1.

    Zhirkov again threatened Chelsea's goal in minute 81. This time, Russian players can kick deflected by Vidic's legs, hit the pole and exit. If not, we can be sure will be a goal.

    At MU eager to keep pace, they would have to lose Vidic is sent off. Serbian defender was pulled down Ramires just outside the penalty box MU.

    Finally, the score was 2-1 for Chelsea's advantage lasted until the long whistle sounded the referee Martin Atkinson.

    Team Line-up:

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, David Luiz (Bosingwa 81), Terry, Cole, Essien, Lampard, Ramires, Anelka (Drogba 61), Torres, Malouda (Zhirkov 71)

    Manchester United: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Smalling, Vidic, Evra (Fabio 81), Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes (Giggs 70), Nani, Hernandez (Berbatov 70), Rooney


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