Chelsea lived up to their reputations yet again of squandering good fortune.
With two own goals (which is more than lucky in itself) and a brilliant one from Juan Mata, Chelsea looked sure to complete a 3-0 rout of the Red Devils. But then, United's luck returned in the favour of one stupid referee, Howard Webb, who assured everyone about his undying loyalty to the United cause.
The referee, who is known as Sir Alex's henchman to clinch critical matches in United's favour took upon the role to deny Chelsea a well-deserved victory. His two penalty decisions clearly made him seem one stupid old fellow as well as undermined his ability as someone whose prime job is to be impartial. United capitalised on the two sabotaged decisions to claw back and earn a point in a match where Chelsea proved themselves a class above.
While Chelsea manager Villas-Boas has publicly stated his astonishment at such regular poor refereeing qualities in difficult matches as well as questioning Webb's conscience, we take a look into the few lessons learnt from such a thriller.