- Ivory Coast - United Kingdom
Salomon Kalou rescues Chelsea
It took the Ivorian Salomon Kalou to come off the bench to produce a late equaliser to maintain Chelsea’s 4 year unbeaten home league record.
Ji-Sung Park put United ahead in the 18th minute and it took up till the 80th minute for Chelsea to find the equaliser.
Man United started the brighter and took a deserved lead but Chelsea were soon on the front foot and took the game to United through out the encounter.
Nigeria’s Mikel Obi was superb in midfield and curtailed Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves without sweat. Didier Drogba was introduced into the game in the second half and the Ivorian strong man caused tension in the United Back four with his presence.
Frances’ Nikolas Anelka could have sealed the win for Chelsea but was blunt in front of goal and caused Chelsea all three points.
The Draw stretched Chelsea’s unbeaten sequence in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge to 85 games, but Sir Alex Ferguson will be frustrated that his side failed to build on a perfect start and lost their way as the game went on while Chelsea will be pleased with a point - but they should have taken all three after dictating the second half.