Date: 5th February 2012 at 8:39pm
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De Gea's exceptional save.

Whether you look at this game as 2 points dropped or 1 point gained, this was an incredible match and an advert for Premier League football. Manchester United came from 3 goals down to draw 3-3 vs Chelsea away at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United’s revival to the game was sparked by Paul Scholes’ introduction to the field. His passing meant that the reds controlled the game, efficiently kept possession and kept the ball moving. The possession and pressure eventually led to goals via 2 won penalties and Javier Hernandez’s header. Wayne Rooney’s composure for the two games epitomised his play. He was fantastic, did the hard work between the defence and midfield lines and finished the game with a brace.

Having said this, my man of the match was David De Gea.

The Spaniard has not put in many glittering performances during his tenure as the Manchester United goalkeeper but today’s performance was exceptional. He did not get off to the best of starts, making the fans nervous when he weakly punched the ball out during a corner 7 minutes into the game. When he was called during the game, he did well.

David De Gea did concede 3 goals, however David was blameless for them all. Defensive errors and bad luck were the factors behind Chelsea’s 3 goals. The defining moments of his game came when the scores were level at 3-3; David De Gea made 2 unbelievable saves to secure the point for the red devils. His save for Juan Mata’s free kick could probably go down as the save of the season. De Gea’s compatriot could not have placed the free kick any better as it was just sneaking in for a goal and it forced a save to match.

All in all, it was a great performance from the young Spaniard in a very entertaining match.


3 responses to “Man Of The Match: Chelsea vs Manchester United”

  1. SoccerLimey says:

    No doubt that De Gea made a game saving stop and he showed off his talent today but I think Carrick was MOM today. He was a rock in the middle there and with Scholes looked far more comfortable. He has to be a shoe in for England although I wish he would be more aggressive around the penalty area.

    To go back to De Gea, I think he’d look way more confident with Ferdinand gone from the line-up. Defensively, Rio, Evra and Rafael are weak and that just adds to De Gea’s dynamics.

  2. chris says:

    Honestly find that a bit strange. De Gead is a great shot stopper but induces panic into the whole team when balls come from wide. Looking forward to Lindegaard coming back. I vote giggs, maybe even scholes who wasn’t on the pitch for long but was a class above

  3. HV says:

    Hernandez. made the whole flow of the match change.