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Premier League: Chelsea 3-3 Man United

[Monday, February 06, 2012 ]

Substitute Javier Hernández came off the bench to bring Manchester United back from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Chelsea in a thriller at Stamford Bridge.

The game remained fairly balanced towards the end of the half, but then out of the blue, the Blues struck the first blow courtesy of Jonny Evans' unfortunate own goal.

Just seconds had elapsed when Juan Mata doubled the advantage with a goal of the season contender before Rio Ferdinand joined Evans in putting through his own goal when he deflected in David Luiz's header from a set-piece.

United battled back manfully as Wayne Rooney kept his nerve from the penalty spot twice to reduce the deficit to a solitary goal, after referee Howard Webb adjudged first Patrice Evra and then Danny Welbeck had been fouled in the area.

More drama was to follow when in the 84th minute substitute Hernández nodded in from close range Ryan Giggs' cross after Petr Čech had parried Rooney's snapshot.


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