Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea – Last-Gasp Van Persie Strike Denies Blues Victory At Old Trafford (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

26th, October 2014


By Alan Duffy

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea – Premier League – 26th October 2014


A late, late strike from Robin Van Persie denied league-leaders Chelsea victory at Old Trafford in Sunday’s late game. The Blues had been the better side for the majority of the game, but in a dramatic last few minutes, they saw their lead slip.

Didier Drogba, in for the injured Diego Costa, rolled back the years to open the scoring on 53 minutes as Jose Mourinho’s side looked in control. However, as the game wore on the Red Devils started to increase the pressure on Thibaut Courtois’ goal.

Still, Chelsea looked set to increase their lead at the top of the table when Branislav Ivanovic fouled Angel Di Maria at the death. That foul saw the Serbian defender shown a second-yellow and things would get even worse for the visitors. Di Maria’s free-kick into the box saw Courtois save superbly from Marouane Fellaini but Van Persie was on hand to fire home the equaliser.

Chelsea, who deserved to take all three points, are now four points ahead of second place Southampton and six ahead of current champions Man City. As for United, they now find themselves in eighth spot, 10 points behind the Blues.


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  1. RedTillDead says:

    After reading that match report I think Alan Duffy must be a Chelsea fan.

    Or at the very least an Abu.

    Did you actually watch the match Alan?

  2. DETCFC says:

    Nice dive by Angel there at the end, must’ve thought he was still in La Liga, Dowd too.

  3. red devil 07 says:

    Have a look Chelsea , it’s that youth development that only Man United can provide that secures quality, league champs 2014/2015 I reckon

  4. Jarren says:

    For the good of the Premier League I am glad Chelsea didn’t get all 3 points.

    Mourinho has his tactics, and yes in the main they pay dividends.

    But they do not make for entertainment over 90 minutes.

  5. MatiOchman says:

    Van Cuunt is so clueless he makes Moyes look like Brian Clough

  6. Cosa says:

    Except that Chelsea have been thoroughly entertaining this year.

  7. bestie says:

    Alan, Alan, Alan……write this down 1,000 times: “I will wait to sober up before going on line in the future”

  8. Zam says:

    Awful article, dripping in bitterness.

  9. Sultan says:

    This line “Chelsea, who deserved to take all three points” …were you watching some other game? This game should have had more goals for both teams…stats showed UTD were must be a plastic Chelski fan !

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