Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Manchester United 2 - 1 Chelsea

Manchester United are through to the Champions League Semi Finals at the expense of Chelsea. The pressure surrounding, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will no doubt entensify.

Chelsea's hopes of getting some sort of silverware this season fell in the Champions League after a premier league season that sees them sat in 3rd place more than 10 points adrift of the top of the league. No luck in either the FA Cup or the Carling Cup they were even described as being obsessed to win the Champions League trophy by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson before the game.

On the night a goal from Javier Hernandez just before half time left United 2-0 up on aggregate. After the break £50 million striker Fernando Torres got subbed for Didier Drogba after yet another poor showing. Drogba did the business in the 77th minute when he got free in the United penalty area. Faced with Van Der Sar one on one, Drogba slotted the ball straight past the Dutchman.

Chelsea were back in it, they only needed one more goal from the last 13 minutes to be able to go through on the away goals ruling. However their joy was short lived. A minute later United were on the attack, the ball was at Ryan Giggs' feet who played a well composed ball over the Chelsea defence to Korean Ji Sung Park. Park came up with another vitally important goal and finished past the Chelsea keeper.

At 3-1 on Aggregate the game was just too far away for Chelsea and signals the end of a very disappointing season.

.... Isn't all bad though, Chelsea's on loan striker Daniel Sturridge is banging em in up at Bolton!