Post match reaction: Chelsea 3 - 3 Manchester United! Both teams battle to thrilling draw on Super Bowl Sunday

What a massive leap for our third goal (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


What an amazing game. A really fantastic display of football. Having been sucker punched after the break by two Chelsea goals making the margin 3:0, Manchester United came storming back. Two penalties for the second game in a row, both converted by Wayne Rooney, and a header from Chicharito leveled the game with under ten minutes left.

After that, the game was anyone's. Chelsea had the better of this period forcing two brilliant saves from the much talked about David De Gea.

He did not let us down. First a free kick from Juan Mata was heading for the top corner (And I mean the top corner). Goalkeepers should not be saving those. De Gea somehow deflected it away.

Next, Gary Cahill on his Chelsea Debut powered an effort that De Gea tipped over. That is why he is one of the best GK prospects in the world.

Early on though, he seemed nervous. He punched a ball a 10 yr old could have caught, adding to the doubters worries. (Me being one of them)

And Chelsea's opening goal deflected off the keeper onto a helpless Jonny Evans. To be fair, there was not much the Spaniard could have done. Daniel Sturridge skinned a poor Patrice Evra far too easily, and poked the ball towards goal, onto the keeper's leg and off a helpess Evans.

1-0 at Half time.

Chelsea came storming out. within two minutes Evra got sucked inside and Fernando Torres was left in space to cross freely. The game's best goal came when an unmarked Mata hammered home a volley with perfect technique.

And David Luiz headed home a 3rd from a free kick. The Brazilian defender nudged Evra out of his way and was thus left unmarked. It looked like Chelsea's game. But you can never count out United.

On came Chicharito for the poor Ashley Young, and shortly after Paul Scholes came on for Rafael. Antonio Valencia moved to RB and United adopted a 4-3-3 approach.

The influential Strurrdge brought down Evra and Rooney smashed home the subsequent Penalty. Soon after a second penalty was awarded after Luiz fouled Danny Welbeck. Rooney went the other way this time. 3-2 Chelsea

United ramped up the pressure, and the equalise came when Ryan Giggs crossed for a leaping Hernandez to head home.

But credit must go to David De Gea. He really kept us in it at the end. Most keepers could not get near that free kick. Fair play to the lad.

All in all, I think this is a point picked up instead of two dropped. City are now two points clear, but a loss would have been demoralizing. What do you think on today's thriller?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker