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Man Utd   1 - 2   Chelsea

Didier Drogba scores for Chelsea
Drogba fires in the crucial second as the United defence look for the offside flag

By Phil McNulty
Chief football writer

Chelsea regained control of the title race as victory at Old Trafford saw them leapfrog Manchester United at the Premier League summit.

Didier Drogba's contentious strike - scored from a clearly offside position with 11 minutes remaining - was the decisive moment as Chelsea established a two-point lead at the top of the table.

Drogba only emerged as a late substitute after being left on the bench in favour of Nicolas Anelka, but his priceless strike was a moment of triumph for coach Carlo Ancelotti and perfect reward for his bold tactical move.

Joe Cole's clever flick gave Chelsea a well-merited lead after 20 minutes as Sir Alex Ferguson's champions struggled for creativity with injured inspiration Wayne Rooney watching in frustration from the sidelines.

Battling victory delights Ancelotti

Drogba's goal looked to have sealed Chelsea's win, but Federico Macheda's scrambled effort - which also had a hint of handball - set up a grandstand finish in which Rooney's replacement Dimitar Berbatov wasted a glorious chance to equalise.

Chelsea, who had the game's outstanding performer in Florent Malouda, have produced the perfect response to their Champions League exit against Inter Milan and a tame draw at Blackburn. Twelve goals against Portsmouth and Aston Villa provided the platform and confidence for what could prove to be a pivotal victory.

United looked jaded after their midweek exertions in the Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich and they will rightly be furious at the manner of Drogba's debatable goal, but Chelsea were the more impressive team for long periods and have been swiftly reinstalled as title favourites.

Ancelotti created a stir with his starting line-up by keeping Drogba on the bench and retaining the team that thrashed Aston Villa 7-1. He saw his faith reap rich dividends as Chelsea dominated the first 45 minutes.

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Chelsea were the sharper team in the early exchanges and it was no surprise when they took the lead with a goal that typified their approach.

Malouda, a player transformed from the struggles at the start of his Chelsea career, drove deep into United's penalty area and his low cross was cleverly flicked past Edwin van der Sar by Cole.

United, with Berbatov isolated, were left frustrated and this was illustrated by Paul Scholes, who was lucky to still be on the pitch after escaping with a late tackle from behind on Deco before being booked for a foul on Malouda.

Referee Mike Dean, at the centre of controversy after wrongly awarding Blackburn a penalty at Burnley last Sunday, was in the spotlight again as he waved away spot-kick appeals from both sides.

Officials got the big decisions wrong - Phelan

United felt Ji-Sung Park had been fouled by Yuri Zhirkov, while Chelsea believed Anelka had been bundled over by Gary Neville. Dean ignored the appeals, and, in his defence, both incidents were inconclusive.

Chelsea were inches away from a second goal shortly after the interval when Cole's perfectly weighted pass played in Paulo Ferreira, but the defender was indecisive in an attacking position and his half-hit effort rolled inches wide.

United finally managed to build momentum as the hour approached, and Berbatov stretched to direct Ryan Giggs' cross just off target.

Ancelotti responded by shuffling his resources in attack with 20 minutes left, replacing Anelka with Drogba, who was being watched from the stands by new Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.

And he demonstrated what he is all about within 10 minutes of entering the action, albeit in controversial circumstances. He raced on to Salomon Kalou's pass and buried a finish past Van der Sar, but he was at least a yard offside when he received the pass.

Cole confident of helping Chelsea to title

If Chelsea thought this would pave the way to a comfortable conclusion, they were thinking again inside two minutes as Macheda pulled a goal back for United. He bundled a finish over the line after Petr Cech half-cleared from Nani, although there was a suggestion of handball from the Italian.

In a predictably hectic finale, Berbatov should have levelled for United, only to volley Neville's cross straight at Cech.

It was the final act of the drama - and the Chelsea celebrations illustrated the significance of these three points.

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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Man Utd 1-2 Chelsea FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Macheda 81
  • J Cole 20
  • Drogba 79

Man Utd

Substitutes

Chelsea

Substitutes

Ref: DeanAtt: 75,217
MAN UTD
CHELSEA

Possession

  • Man Utd 56%
  • Chelsea 44%

Attempts on target

  • Man Utd 3
  • Chelsea 5

Attempts off target

  • Man Utd 6
  • Chelsea 6

Corners

  • Man Utd 3
  • Chelsea 3

Fouls

  • Man Utd 14
  • Chelsea 11
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+4:22 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:56 Cross by Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd), save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 90:00+3:32 Foul by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) on Antonio Valencia (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Neville (Man Utd) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:53 Foul by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) on Michael Ballack (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Alex Alex Alex (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:43 Cross by Antonio Valencia (Man Utd), clearance by John Terry (Chelsea).
  • 90:00+2:13 Foul by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) on Luis Nani (Man Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) from left wing, passed.
  • 90:00+1:56 Defending throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 90:00+1:40 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 90:00+1:00 Foul by Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) on Ryan Giggs (Man Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) from left channel, header by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 90:00+0:21 Foul by Didier Drogba (Chelsea) on Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 89:59 Cross by Gary Neville (Man Utd), shot by Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd) volleyed right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 89:21 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 88:04 Foul by Antonio Valencia (Man Utd) on Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea). Free kick taken left-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 87:42 Defending throw-in by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 87:09 Goal kick taken short by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 86:36 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 86:28 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 85:41 Free kick taken right-footed by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 85:41 Substitution Man Utd substitution: Darren Fletcher replaced by Darron Gibson (tactical).
  • 85:37 Handball by Didier Drogba (Chelsea).
  • 85:25 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 85:08 Cross by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea), header by Didier Drogba (Chelsea) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 85:04 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 84:54 Free kick taken left-footed by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 84:54 Booking Darren Fletcher (Man Utd) booked for dissent.
  • 84:14 Foul by Darren Fletcher (Man Utd) on Frank Lampard (Chelsea).
  • 83:44 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 83:32 Shot by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 82:53 Cross by Luis Nani (Man Utd), clearance by Alex (Chelsea).
  • 82:37 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 81:29 Substitution Chelsea substitution: Deco replaced by Michael Ballack (tactical).
  • Correction - 80:25 GOAL - Federico MachedaMan Utd 1 - 2 Chelsea Federico Macheda fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 1-2 Chelsea.
  • 80:25 The assist for the goal came from Luis Nani.
  • 80:25 GOAL - Federico MachedaMan Utd 1 - 2 Chelsea goal by Federico Macheda (Man Utd) (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Man Utd 1-2 Chelsea.
  • Correction - 80:21 The ball is sent over by Luis Nani,
  • 80:21 Cross by Luis Nani (Man Utd),
  • 78:03 Assist (pass) by Salomon Kalou (Chelsea) from right channel.
  • 78:03 GOAL - Didier DrogbaMan Utd 0 - 2 Chelsea Goal by Didier Drogba (Chelsea) drilled right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Man Utd 0-2 Chelsea.
  • 77:10 Goal kick taken short by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 77:01 Shot by Salomon Kalou (Chelsea) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed left.
  • 76:39 Cross by Darren Fletcher (Man Utd), save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 75:50 Cross by Salomon Kalou (Chelsea), clearance by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 75:41 Cross by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea), resulting in open play.
  • 74:27 Patrice Evra (Man Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:02 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 73:25 Cross by Luis Nani (Man Utd), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 72:30 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 72:30 Substitution Chelsea substitution: Joe Cole replaced by Salomon Kalou (tactical).
  • 71:48 Foul by Deco Deco (Chelsea) on Luis Nani (Man Utd). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 71:23 Booking Joe Cole (Chelsea) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 71:21 Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 71:21 Substitution Man Utd substitution: Paul Scholes replaced by Luis Nani (tactical).
  • 71:00 Substitution Man Utd substitution: Ji-Sung Park replaced by Federico Macheda (tactical).
  • 70:39 Cross by Patrice Evra (Man Utd), clearance by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 70:06 Free kick taken right-footed by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 70:06 Booking Deco (Chelsea) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:52 Foul by Deco Deco (Chelsea) on Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 68:49 Free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Mikel Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) from right channel, passed.
  • 68:49 Substitution Chelsea substitution: Nicolas Anelka replaced by Didier Drogba (tactical).
  • 68:23 Foul by Gary Neville (Man Utd) on Florent Malouda (Chelsea).
  • 68:07 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 67:29 Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd) on John Terry (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 67:00 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 66:39 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 65:36 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 65:23 Cross by Gary Neville (Man Utd), header by Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd) from left side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 63:48 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 63:29 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 62:43 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 62:32 Defending throw-in by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 61:59 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 61:54 Cross by Patrice Evra (Man Utd), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 61:43 Cross by Patrice Evra (Man Utd), resulting in open play.
  • 61:18 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 60:58 Foul by Paul Scholes (Man Utd) on Deco (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Deco Deco Deco Deco (Chelsea) from right wing, passed.
  • 60:43 Attacking throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 60:15 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 59:57 Cross by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd), header by Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 59:33 Cross by Antonio Valencia (Man Utd), resulting in open play.
  • 58:41 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 58:03 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 57:53 Shot by Ji-Sung Park (Man Utd) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 57:25 Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd) from own half, passed.
  • Correction - 56:57 Unfair challenge on Deco by Patrice Evra results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Deco.
  • 56:57 Foul by Patrice Evra (Man Utd) on Deco (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Deco Deco Deco Deco (Chelsea) from right wing, cross by Deco (Chelsea), resulting in open play.
  • 56:36 Defending throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 55:51 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 54:54 Foul by Joe Cole (Chelsea) on Ji-Sung Park (Man Utd). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 54:27 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 53:50 Cross by Joe Cole (Chelsea), blocked by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd).
  • 53:26 Defending throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 53:09 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 52:03 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 51:55 Shot by Patrice Evra (Man Utd) volleyed left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
  • 51:07 Foul by Deco Deco (Chelsea) on Paul Scholes (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Scholes (Man Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 50:24 Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 50:07 Cross by Gary Neville (Man Utd), clearance by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 49:54 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 49:43 Cross by Gary Neville (Man Utd), clearance by John Terry (Chelsea).
  • 49:11 Attacking throw-in by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd).
  • 48:25 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 48:05 Defending throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 47:47 Foul by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) on Mikel (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Mikel Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) from right channel, passed.
  • 47:23 Shot by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 46:35 Foul by Gary Neville (Man Utd) on Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea). Free kick taken left-footed by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea) from left wing, passed.
  • 46:16 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 46:01 Cross by Gary Neville (Man Utd), clearance by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 45:16 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:33 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:19 Foul by John Terry (Chelsea) on Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) from right channel, clearance by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 44:32 Attacking throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 43:28 Free kick taken right-footed by John Terry (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 43:28 Booking Gary Neville (Man Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:20 Foul by Gary Neville (Man Utd) on Florent Malouda (Chelsea).
  • 42:55 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 42:43 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 41:57 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 41:13 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 41:01 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 40:12 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 39:51 Foul by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd) on Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Mikel Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) from right channel, passed.
  • 39:19 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 38:01 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 37:54 Cross by Patrice Evra (Man Utd), clearance by Alex (Chelsea).
  • 36:21 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 36:02 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 34:50 Cross by Patrice Evra (Man Utd), clearance by Alex (Chelsea).
  • 34:23 Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) from right wing, passed.
  • 34:23 Booking Paul Scholes (Man Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:12 Foul by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) on Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd).
  • 33:38 Shot by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd).
  • 32:44 Defending throw-in by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd).
  • 32:27 Cross by Patrice Evra (Man Utd), clearance by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 31:43 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 29:02 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 28:08 Defending throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 27:17 Foul by Paul Scholes (Man Utd) on Deco (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by John Terry (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 26:39 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 25:55 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 24:55 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 24:25 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 23:13 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) to centre, clearance by Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd).
  • 22:52 Cross by Deco (Chelsea), resulting in open play.
  • 22:23 Cross by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd), clearance by Deco (Chelsea).
  • 21:52 Defending throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 21:47 Cross by Gary Neville (Man Utd), resulting in ball out of play.
  • Correction - 20:20 Unfair challenge on Deco by Ryan Giggs results in a free kick. Alex takes the direct free kick.
  • 20:20 Foul by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) on Deco (Chelsea). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Alex Alex Alex (Chelsea) from own half, passed.
  • 19:08 Cross by Florent Malouda (Chelsea),
  • 19:05 Assist (cross) by Florent Malouda (Chelsea) from left side of penalty area.
  • 19:05 GOAL - Joe ColeMan Utd 0 - 1 Chelsea goal by Joe Cole (Chelsea) right-footed (low centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea.
  • 18:41 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 18:25 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 17:51 Shot by Joe Cole (Chelsea) drilled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 15:44 Defending throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 15:23 Cross by Florent Malouda (Chelsea), clearance by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd).
  • 14:50 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) to near post, clearance by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 14:09 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • Correction - 13:56 Comfortable save by Petr Cech. Shot by Patrice Evra.
  • 13:56 Comfortable save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea). Shot by Patrice Evra (Man Utd) drilled left-footed from left wing (25 yards),
  • 12:56 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 12:05 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 11:34 Cross by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), shot by Joe Cole (Chelsea) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 11:21 Cross by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea), clearance by Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd).
  • 10:37 Attacking throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 9:37 Defending throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 8:59 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 8:43 Cross by Antonio Valencia (Man Utd), header by Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 8:25 Foul by Mikel Mikel (Chelsea) on Ji-Sung Park (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Scholes (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 7:27 Attacking throw-in by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea).
  • 7:07 Attacking throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 6:49 Defending throw-in by Gary Neville (Man Utd).
  • 6:11 Foul by Antonio Valencia (Man Utd) on Florent Malouda (Chelsea). Free kick taken left-footed by Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea) from own half, passed.
  • 4:28 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
  • 4:20 Cross by Gary Neville (Man Utd), clearance by Mikel (Chelsea).
  • 3:49 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 3:14 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 2:36 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) to centre, header by Alex Alex Alex Alex Alex Alex Alex Alex (Chelsea) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 1:59 Attacking throw-in by Florent Malouda (Chelsea).
  • 1:34 Attacking throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
  • 1:23 Cross by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea), clearance by Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd).
  • 0:47 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 0:35 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 0:25 Shot by Deco Deco Deco Deco Deco Deco Deco Deco (Chelsea) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 33 54 74
2 Man Utd 33 50 72
3 Arsenal 33 41 71
4 Man City 32 24 59
5 Tottenham 32 26 58
6 Liverpool 32 21 54
7 Aston Villa 32 12 54
8 Everton 32 8 49
9 Birmingham 32 -4 45
10 Stoke 32 -3 42
11 Blackburn 33 -15 42
12 Fulham 31 -3 38
13 Sunderland 33 -7 38
14 Wolves 33 -23 32
15 Bolton 33 -25 32
16 Wigan 32 -33 31
17 West Ham 32 -17 27
18 Hull 32 -35 27
19 Burnley 33 -39 24
20 Portsmouth 33 -32 14

see also
Man Utd need Rooney - Ancelotti
05 Apr 10 |  Premier League
Officials leave Ferguson fuming
03 Apr 10 |  Premier League
Robben determined to face Man Utd
06 Apr 10 |  Europe
Saturday football as it happened
03 Apr 10 |  Football
Saturday's football photos
03 Apr 10 |  Premier League


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