Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United: Premier League as It Happened
Goals: 4' David Luiz (og), 13' van Persie, 75' Hernandez (Man Utd) 44' Mata, 54' Ramires (Chelsea)
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic (s/o 63'), Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Mata (Bertrand 71'), Oscar (Azpilicueta 66'), Hazard, Torres (s/o 69'). Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Marin, Moses, Sturridge.
Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley (Hernandez 64'); Valencia, Rooney (Giggs 74'), Young; Van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Anderson, Nani, Scholes, Welbeck.
Here are the full player ratings for the Manchester United team.
Chelsea will have reason for upset in the wake of this defeat, as Fernando Torres was sent off moments after his team had fought back from two goals down thanks to strikes from Juan Mata and Ramires.
A David Luiz own goal and a neat Robin van Persie effort had put Manchester United 2-0 up after less than twenty minutes, but the Red Devils' somewhat careless play almost cost them a valuable win.
But it was super-sub Javier Hernandez who won it late on with a poacher's goal that seemed a half-yard offside.
Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table is cut to just a point, as they now face overwhelming pressure from the chasing Manchester clubs.
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90+6'- The final whistle blows, and Mark Clattenburg faces a barrage of abuse from the few Chelsea fans left at Stamford Bridge.
90+5'- Seconds left as Chelsea pile men forward.
Javier Hernandez has once again proven his worth to Manchester United, scoring what looks like the winner, and inspiring his team late with fierce determination.
93'- CHANCE UNITED!
Antonio Valencia is set clear one-on-one by the dogged Hernandez. The Ecuadorian's shot is absolutely laughable though as Cech watches it roll harmlessly miles wide of his goal.
90+2'- Crazy scenes as it seems Mikel will be the third Blues player to be sent off, but Valencia is awarded a yellow card for a dive.
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90'- It's van Persie who needs medical attention as he goes down hurt on halfway.
It seems he's alright to carry on though as it's announced Chelsea have five minutes of stoppage time to find an unlikely equaliser.
88'- CHANCE UNITED!
Hernandez is fed down the left channel, but he blasts his volley over Cech's goal from a difficult angle.
On a sidenote, stewards have gathered at the foot of one stand to care for a fan who needs serious medical attention. Let's hope he or she is alright.
Mark Clattenburg has a storied past in United games he's refereed. He was in charge the day Nani stole a goal from the blindsided Heurelho Gomes.
He's made one correct decision to send off Ivanovic today, and one poor one to send off Torres.
85'- Young is almost free and clear, but play is brought back for a Robin van Persie offside call. The Dutchman let the ball run through his legs in the build up, which was deemed interference.
If United win today, Chelsea's lead will be cut to just a single point.
84'- Manchester United seek to run out the clock as they comfortably pass it around the midfield.
Giggs getting plenty of touches in the middle in the absence of Rooney.
81'- More nervy stuff from United as Hazard is allowed to cross in a dangerous position down the left flank. De Gea claims comfortably though.
Much was made of the fact that three of four Premier League clubs lost in Champions League action midweek. But having watched the action today, nobody could doubt theexcellence and drama of the biggest league in the world.
79'- David Luiz bounds into the United half, before feeding Ramires in some space.
The Brazilian's shot is decent, but a good yard or two over de Gea's goal.
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78'- United continue to attack as Young and Valencia combine.
It's a shame that Mark Clattenburg will dominate the headlines, because this was a thrilling end-to-end encounter before two red card decisions effectively ended things.
75'- GOAL UNITED!
Javier Hernandez scores to give United their lead back. It had to be him.
Van Persie's shot was well saved by Cech, but Rafael's subsequent effort was turned in in typical poaching style by the Mexican who was borderline offside.
74'- Van Persis fires miles wide from the edge of the box as Chelsea look to recreate their Alamo defending from last season's Champions League.
Rooney makes way for Giggs as Sir Alex seeks to prevent his main man from getting sent off.
71'- It's nine man Chelsea who attempt to attack in the wake of that sending off.
Rooney tackles Cole heavily, but Clattenburg remains unmoved. He could've received his marching orders for two yellows there.
Mata makes way for Bertrand meanwhile.
69'- RED CARD TORRES!
Wow, just wow. Massive call by Clattenburg who decides Torres has dived over the top of an Evans tackle.
Somewhat poor decision from the usually excellent referee as it looked like there was contact.
68'- United build pressure around the Chelsea box as Evra tries unsuccessfully to dribble his way through two blue shirts.
66'- Chelsea's turn to make a change, as Oscar makes way for the new signing Cesar Azpilicueta.
A defensive change by Di Matteo in response to Ivanovic's sending off.
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64'- Rooney's subsequent free kick is fired just over Cech's goal.
Javier Hernandez comes on in place of the somewhat anonymous Tom Cleverley. A very attacking change by Sir Alex.
63'- RED CARD IVANOVIC!
Robin van Persie turns quite brilliantly on the halfway line, before releasing Ashley Young one-on-one.
The winger is tripped from behind by the Serbian, who has to walk. No complaints there as it's advantage United.
61'- Young crosses in towards van Persie, but the Dutchman can't stretch to get a touch in front of the claiming Cech.
It's all United all of a sudden as the Blues have to withstand some pressure from Rooney and co.
58'- van Persie finds space on the edge of the box, but Rafael fails to read his intentions, and the Dutchman's pass trickles out for a goal kick.
Manchester United have a lot of work to do to get themselves back into this one. They've been trying to push forward a lot more since that equaliser.
Manchester United may have been the comeback kings this season, but it's the Blues who have earned that moniker today.
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