As we await the big contest between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, lets have a look at the most iconic Chelsea-Man United Premier League matches in recent times.
Iconic Chelsea-Man United Matches
Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United (2012)
The last time Sir Alex Ferguson stepped onto Stamford Bridge for a Premier League game. It was an encounter to remember for the ages. Manchester United took a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes with an own goal and one from Robin Van Persie. While United might have expected smooth sailing from there, it was anything but so. Chelsea depicted tremendous fight and resolve and spirit and ultimately got the reward. A stupendous free-kick from Juan Mata and A header from Ramires on either side of the interval got Chelsea back level. .Shortly later, Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres were sent off. Manchester United was too strong for a 9 man Chelsea. Javier Hernandez netted the winner in the 75th minute. Astonishingly, this was United’s first win at Stamford Bridge in the league, in over a decade.
Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United (2012)
This Chelsea-Man United game was one of Andre Villa Boas’s last games as Chelsea boss. Manchester United produced one of the great Premier League comebacks. Chelsea asserted their dominance in the match by going 3-0 up by the 50th minute. An own goal from Johnny Evans and Juan Mata and David Luiz were on the scoresheet for the Blues. Many thought the game was done and dusted. But the “comeback kings” rose to the occasion. United got back into the game via two Wayne Rooney penalties. Javier Hernandez scored in the 84th minute to earn a point for the Red Devils.
Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United (2016)
Obviously not as close as some of the other games between the sides but iconic for the occasion it was. Jose Mourinho’s first return to Stamford Bridge turned out to a nightmare for him. The former Chelsea manager was keen to make a mark at this old stomping ground. But it was Chelsea who got the last bragging rights against their most successful manager. Not only did they win, they won in style. Pedro opened the scoring for Chelsea in the first minute and further goals from Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard, and Ngolo Kante earned Chelsea a memorable 4-0 win.