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Sunday 28 October 2012

Manchester United closing in on Chelsea after victory

Nine-man Chelsea see unbeaten start to Barclays Premeir League end

Chelsea's Ramires equalised for Chelsea but United came back

Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United

A late goal from Javier Hernandez ended Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Barclays Premier League and put Manchester United a place and a point behind the league leaders.

A David Luiz own goal gave United the lead after four minutes and Robin van Persie fired the visitors 2-0 ahead eight minutes later.

Juan Mata began the Chelsea fightback with a curling free kick in the 44th minute and Ramires hauled Chelsea level shortly after the break with a header.

However, Chelsea's momentum was halted when Braqnislav Ivanovic was sent off for tripping Ashley Young and worse followed when Fernando Torres was shown a second yellow card for simulation.

Hernandez, on as a substitute for Tom Cleverley, poked home United's winner from close range after Petr Cech had saved Van Persie’s shot.

Matchday Live gives you a full report on the match with statistics and the best photos from Stamford Bridge. Click on the link below for all the action.

REPORT - Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United

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Key Points

  • Chelsea lose unbeaten start to Barclays Premier League against Manchester United
  • Home side are reduced to nine men as United's Javier Hernandez scores late winner
  • Chelsea had fought back from 2-0 down but Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres sent off