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In crazy game of Old Trafford Man Utd beat Chelsea

premier league live bettingManchester United beat Chelsea 3-1 and remained the only asset with full points after the fifth round in the Premier League.

In the 8th minute Chris Smalling opened the scoring in favor of the English champion, signed in the close with a header from a header from a foul on Ashley Young.

In the 37th minute Luis Nani receives the ball outside the penalty area of Chelsea also advanced with a strong kick sent the ball into the top left corner of the door, guarded by Petr Cech.

In the final minute of the first part of Wayne Rooney scored after 3-0 closely error protection of "blue". This was the ninth goal for Wayne Rooney in the Premier League in the new campaign.

In the first minute of the second half Fernando Torres was alone against David De Hea and return one hit for the benefit of Londoners.

After the match Sir Alex Ferguson accused Ashley Cole of a reckless tackle on Javier Hernandez.

Hernandez was forced off due to injury in the second half of United's fifth straight win of the season after being on the wrong end of what Ferguson felt was a "shocking tackle" from the England full-back.

"It was a shocking tackle," he told. "The referee booked him, so I don't understand why he hasn't given a penalty.

"Ashley Cole is very reckless at times. He is committed of course but being committed you can sometimes go over the edge a bit. That was an example of that."

Even Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas admitted it was not the greatest tackle, but he felt the incident might not have happened if the officials ruled out goals for Chris Smalling and Nani.

"Maybe he wouldn't get sent off if the linesman does his work," Villas-Boas said. "He [Cole] would have been less emotionally drained.

"I work the other way round. You are trying to say the referee did something wrong - I cannot forget the previous two. If it was 0-0 maybe Ashley is a little bit more mentally in control of the situation and doesn't do the red card foul that you mention."

Villas-Boas was unfazed by the incident, though, saying it can happen to all top strikers and comparing the miss to Wayne Rooney’s unsuccessful penalty, which he blazed off-target.

“Today, Rooney missed a penalty which is just the same really,” he said to Sky Sports. “The worst things happen to the best strikers in the world and it happened to both of them today.

“He made a good comeback in the second half today, that’s all I have to say.”

He continued: “It was a very strange game. It was very open and there were a lot of opportunities for both teams.

“Luck could have played a better part for our side today because we had very good chances to level the score or even to score first.

“Suffering early on against United when they are in a goalscoring spree like they are could have taken its toll on the players but I thought we reacted well. We continued to play well and create opportunities, such as the Ramires chance which could have made it 1-1.

“Eventually they found the back of the net with Nani which was just a wondergoal. I think we initially closed down the space well but then should have done a little bit better. The third goal was just an unfortunate ricochet and these things can happen.

“The response for the second half was very good; we recovered a goal straight away and then had a couple of good opportunities to level the score. You are always playing right on the edge as chasing goals when you are 3-0 down away to United is always difficult. We had to take risks without exposing ourselves too much which was why we couldn’t do anything else than we did by way of our substitutions.”

 

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