Deep into stoppage time in yesterday’s big game Ivanovic got himself sent off and gave United one last chance to get something from the game. Robin van Persie smashed in the rebound from Fellaini’s header and the celebration was on.
It reminded us of a trademark Fergie-time finish and hopefully Man Utd can build on this 1 point. United had more attempts, more possession, more shots on goals, but Chelsea’s chances were bigger and one had the feeling that Chelsea was in control throughout the game. United’s shots came from difficult angles. A point apiece might arguably be the correct result to Sunday’s cracker.
At Boleyn Ground, West Ham continued their excellent start of the season beating reigning champions Manchester City 2-1. Hammers look like a top team and new signings Valencia and Sakho have been outstanding so far. City and especially Aguero were poor.
Saints upset Stoke 1-0 and are surprisingly just 4 points behind Chelsea. Sanchez scored twice as the Gunners defeated Sunderland to nil and Swansea produced two excellent attacks against Leicester, superbly finished off by Wilfred Bony. Crystal Palace looked to upset WBA, but a late penalty was converted by Berahino and gave the teams 1 point each.
Oh, were to begin with Liverpool. Home against Hull should be an easy 3 points, but Liverpool continues to struggle. Well, they looked decent defensively, but their offense seemed very tame. That all changed when Coutinho and Lambert came on after an hour, but despite big chances, Liverpool couldn’t find the net.
Things doesn’t look good at White Hart Lane either, as Newcastle spent a record 6 seconds after the second half kicked off before Sammy Ameobi hammered in the equalizer. Ayoze Perez made his debut for Toon and the young Spaniard headed home the winner after 58 minutes. Grim start to the season for Spurs, much like Everton. However, Etoo and Lukaku made sure that Everton took their second win of the season against Burnley, who still haven’t won in the Premier League.