Chelsea defeated arch rival Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday morning at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea center back John Terry broke the deadlock in the 76' minute with a header from a Frank Lampard free-kick from the left wing.
The Chelsea goal was shrouded in cotroversy as Didier Drogba appeared to take out United's last defender who was unable to stop the ball from entering the corner of the net. Nonetheless, the poor officiating went both ways and in the end it seems like the goal was poetic jusice for Chelsea who saw Drogba receive a yellow card for being cleated in the chest by United center back Johnny Evans.
Evans and the rest of the United played an ugly game, seeming to want to disrupt Chelsea by any means necessary, while hoping to pounce on a lucky break in order to score. Both Johnny Evans and United midfielder Darren Fletcher played wildly out of control, fouling Chelsea players left and right. Both players received yellow cards. Evans was not punished for his vicious cleating of Drogba. Fletcher, who received a yellow after a studs up challenge, incessantly whined to the official throughout the entire match.
Even more whiney than Fletcher was United manager Alex Ferguson, who is notorious for slamming officials after United losses. Here is what the boy who cried wolf, ahum, I mean Alex Ferguson had to say following Sunday's match:
"Clearly Darren Fletcher has won the ball," said Ferguson. "He's never touched Ashley Cole who just jumped up in the air, and then Drogba has pulled Brown to the ground at the goal. The referee's position to make a decision there was absolutely ridiculous. He can't see it. There was a Chelsea player standing right in front of him and he doesn't even move."It was a bad decision, but what can you do? You lose faith in the refereeing sometimes. That's the way the players are talking in there. It was a bad one. That goal should not have been allowed. We've dominated the game and had great chances to win the match. And that's our fault. Some of the football we played getting up to the box, and some of the chances in and around the box, was excellent and we should have finished it off. But you do need a break. We never got the break we needed."
Yes Sir Alex, Fletcher did win the ball, after mugging Cole. As for your team dominating the game...Chelsea outshot your team 18-12, outpossessed your team 53%-47%, and in the end, beat you fair and square. Please do everyone a favor and shut your old face. Your complaining isn't doing anyone any good, and is only damaging your already suspect reputation.
A familiar sight. Alex Ferguson bitching at the refs on Sunday.
Ok, enough about the whiney, cheap, lucky piece of crap team that lost on Sunday. Whats important in the end is that the victory now puts Chelsea 5 points ahead of surging Arsenal at the top of the EPL Table. Chelsea have yet to concede a goal at home this season. Their overall record in all competitions this year now sits at 13-1-2. They will play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday November 21st (my birthday, woot!).