What a massive leap for our third goal (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
What an amazing game. A really fantastic display of football. Having been sucker punched after the break by two Chelsea goals making the margin 3:0, Manchester United came storming back. Two penalties for the second game in a row, both converted by Wayne Rooney, and a header from Chicharito leveled the game with under ten minutes left.
After that, the game was anyone's. Chelsea had the better of this period forcing two brilliant saves from the much talked about David De Gea.
He did not let us down. First a free kick from Juan Mata was heading for the top corner (And I mean the top corner). Goalkeepers should not be saving those. De Gea somehow deflected it away.
Next, Gary Cahill on his Chelsea Debut powered an effort that De Gea tipped over. That is why he is one of the best GK prospects in the world.
Early on though, he seemed nervous. He punched a ball a 10 yr old could have caught, adding to the doubters worries. (Me being one of them)
And Chelsea's opening goal deflected off the keeper onto a helpless Jonny Evans. To be fair, there was not much the Spaniard could have done. Daniel Sturridge skinned a poor Patrice Evra far too easily, and poked the ball towards goal, onto the keeper's leg and off a helpess Evans.
1-0 at Half time.
Chelsea came storming out. within two minutes Evra got sucked inside and Fernando Torres was left in space to cross freely. The game's best goal came when an unmarked Mata hammered home a volley with perfect technique.
And David Luiz headed home a 3rd from a free kick. The Brazilian defender nudged Evra out of his way and was thus left unmarked. It looked like Chelsea's game. But you can never count out United.
The influential Strurrdge brought down Evra and Rooney smashed home the subsequent Penalty. Soon after a second penalty was awarded after Luiz fouled Danny Welbeck. Rooney went the other way this time. 3-2 Chelsea
United ramped up the pressure, and the equalise came when Ryan Giggs crossed for a leaping Hernandez to head home.
But credit must go to David De Gea. He really kept us in it at the end. Most keepers could not get near that free kick. Fair play to the lad.
All in all, I think this is a point picked up instead of two dropped. City are now two points clear, but a loss would have been demoralizing. What do you think on today's thriller?
Manchester United's M.O.T.M
David De Gea (44 votes)
Wayne Rooney (37 votes)
Javier Hernandez (20 votes)
Danny Welbeck (1 vote)
Other (Post in the comments) (5 votes)
107 total votes