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Title Challenge alive as Chelsea beat Man Utd


The premiership battle is going to go to the final two games now as Chelsea beat Man Utd 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. It was a must win game for Chelsea if they wanted to have any hope of retaining the premiership crown. Chelsea started brightly in the first half and started creating chances since the opening minutes. Manchester United who had rested Ronaldo, Tevez, Scholes for this match found hard to find there rhythm and Rooney who was playing as a lone forward was not getting the type of service he wants. Joe Cole was a constant thorn for United defense and he was unlucky not to have scored when his shot hit the post. Things got bad for United as they lost Vidic to injury. United looked like the same team that were tamed by Barcelona in the mid week. Chelsea got there opening goal when Ballack headed in just at the end of first half.It was the goal that we might say that Chelsea deserved.

Chelsea started well in the second half well but were soon shocked  when a defensive error by Carvalho allowed Rooney to race clear through and draw United level. United them began taking control and only a good save from Cech prevented Giggs from giving United the lead. When it seemed as if the match will end in a draw, Chelsea got a penalty after Carrick’s handball in the area and Ballack stepped up to score a very important goal in the 86th minute. United didn’t give up and only two goal line clearance from Cole and Shivchenko kept United from equalizing and ensuring that Chelsea got the three points to keep the title race alive.

United and Chelsea are both level at points now but United have an advantage due to there superior goal difference. With only two games to go, it is now an open goal. Chelsea face Newcastle away and Bolton at home while United take on West Ham at home and Wigan away. In the end the team who wont get blown away by the pressure will win the title. Although i am bit skeptical, i have a feeling that United will go on to win the title.

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