Chelsea   2

Mata (44), Ramires (53)

Man United   3

Luiz (OG 4), van Persie (12), Hernandez (75)

Sunday 28 October Stamford Bridge | Attendance: 41,644

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Chelsea
1Cech
2Ivanovicred card
24Cahill
4Luizgoal
3Cole
17Hazardsub15
12Mikel Obiyellow card
7Ramiresgoal
11Oscarsub28
10Matagoalsub34
9Torresyellow cardred card
Subs:
22Turnbull
6Romeu
13Moses
15Sturridgesub17
28Azpilicuetasub11
34Bertrandsub10
21Marin
Man United
1De Gea
2Rafael
5Ferdinand
6Evans
3Evra
7Valenciayellow card
16Carrick
10Rooneyyellow cardsub11
23Cleverleysub14
18Young
20van Persiegoal
Subs:
13Lindegaard
8Anderson
11Giggssub10
17Nani
22Scholes
14Hernandezsub23goal
19Welbeck

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28/10/2012 17:43, Report by Adam Marshall
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The Reds rolled with the punches and started to emerge as a force again with van Persie unable to reach a Young cross and Rooney's header blocked from Valencia's ball into the area. Suddenly, the tide completely turned against the European champions as Ivanovic clipped Young's heels when he capitalised on a fine spin and pass by van Persie to race through. Referee Clattenburg had no option but to show the red card to the Serbian defender.

After Rooney's free-kick sailed over the top, there was real controversy when Torres was shown a second yellow card for simulation after making a meal of minimal contact from Evans. There is no doubting it was a harsh call by Clattenburg, even if the Spaniard's first offence was a dreadful challenge on Cleverley - and it left the hosts down to nine men with 22 minutes still to play.

Van Persie blazed one attempt off target but forced Cech to stretch and save with his fingertips from a 75th-minute snap-shot. The ball was spinning agonisingly towards goal but instead rolled against an upright with the Blues keeper scooping it away. However, the danger had not passed with Rafael firing into the six-yard box where Hernandez, coming back from inside the goal, touched home in predatory fashion.

TV replays showed the Mexican may have been fractionally offside when the full-back connected with the ball although, in real time, there looked at least two defenders between him and the goal. To Chelsea's credit, they refused to accept defeat as Ramires hammered a speculative effort over the top and Di Matteo introduced striker Daniel Sturridge for Hazard.

Hernandez volleyed over with four minutes left from a Young pass as United found holes in the Chelsea defence late on. Five minutes of injury time failed to provide any further addition to the scoreline although Valencia,

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