Monday, August 9, 2010
Both the teams used the match as a good chance to introduce new youngsters into the starting lines ups. But it worked out well only for Manchester United as their newly signed Mexican Javier ‘Chicarito’ Hernandez made a big impact on his dream debut.
Manchester United made the lead in the 41st minute of the game through Luis Antonio Valencia. Man U were leading by 1 – 0 during half time. Javier Hernandez who came in the second half scored a goal on the 76th minute and showed that he will be the key player this season for Manchester United.
Dimitar Berbatov scored in the very last minute of the game and confirmed Man U’s victory over the strong Chelsea side. Salomon Kalou produced the lone goal for Chelsea on the 83rd minute. With this impressive performance, they are clearly the serious contenders for the Premier League title this season.
Chelsea playing XI: Anelka, Cole, Essien, Hilario, Ivanovic, Kalou, Lampard, Malouda, Mikel, Paulo Ferreira, Terry.
Substitutes: Benayoun, Bruma, Drogba, Sturridge, Turnbull, Van Aanholt, Zhirkov.
Manchester United playing XI: Carrick, Fabio Da Silva, Jonathan Evans, O’Shea, Owen, Park, Scholes, Valencia, Van der Sar, Vidic, Wayne Rooney.
Substitutes: Berbatov, Fletcher, Giggs, Hernandez, Kuszczak, Nani, Smalling.