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Red Devils Thrashed The Blues

Posted by aguntuk On January - 12 - 2009   
Manchester United´s English forward Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Chelsea during their English Premier League football match at Old Trafford in Manchester. United won 3-0.

Manchester United´s English forward Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Chelsea during their English Premier League football match at Old Trafford in Manchester. United won 3-0.

Manchester United decreased the gap between their arch rival Liverpoll, beating their new rival Chelsea.

The Red Devils moved to within five points of Premier League leaders Liverpool, with two games in hand.

Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov were the goal scorers for the Man. Utd.

Both the teams had their chances as the top team of BPL, Liverpool did not manage to capture win against the Stoke City.

Man Utd. were without their best defender Rio Ferdinand, who suffered a recurrence of his back. Jonny Evans was his replacement. Patrice Evra also returned from hin ban.

Chelsea’s John Terry returned from suspension.

The first half was almost going to be ended goalless, but Vidic broke the deadlock for the home team.

Luiz Felipe Scolari changed things at half-time, Deco who picked up a knock in the first time, rlaced by Anelka as the Blues went in search of the equaliser.

Yet Chelsea struggled to work Edwin Van der Sar in the United goal and the chances were few and far between for Scolari’s men.

Rooney made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute when the England striker sidefooted home from close range after Patrice Evra’s fine cross from the left evaded the Chelsea defence.

Berbatov set the seal on a comprehensive win three minutes from time with a near-post volley from a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick.

English, European and world champions United go third in the table on goal difference from Aston Villa and left them just a point adrift of Chelsea.

The Blues remained second and four points off top spot but having, like Liverpool, now played 21 games.

Line Ups:

Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, Vidic, Evans, Evra (O’Shea, 66), Ronaldo, Fletcher, Giggs (Carrick, 80), Park, Berbatov, Rooney.

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa (Belletti, 63), Carvalho, Terry, Ashley Cole, Mikel, Joe Cole (Di Santo, 85), Lampard, Ballack, Deco (Anelka, 46), Drogba.

Goal Scorer:

3-0 Manchester United (Berbatov, 87)

2-0 Manchester United (Rooney, 62)

1-0 Manchester United (Vidic, 45)

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