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Chelsea 0-3 Man Utd

If I had predicted consecutive away wins against West Ham, Leeds, Deportivo and Chelsea I am sure I would have got great odds at the bookies. Unfortunately for my bank statement I did not realise just how determined this United team, complete with injuries, were going to be.

Without Becks, Keano and Johnsen United still managed to play Chelsea off the pitch, and fully deserved the three points. After a quiet start ,United got the opener thanks to a scorcher from Scholsey, and there was no turning back. In beautiful weather but a poor atmosphere United passed the ball stylishly and purposefully, carving Chelsea apart. Just as I commented Ruud looked jaded, following a missed one on one, he rounded the keeper to slot home our second just before half time.

The second half was disappointing, but only because Chelsea were awful and never took the game to the reds. United spent forty five minutes stroking the ball around the park without being chased or pressured, and concluded nicely with a great team move that was smashed home by Ole.

Also worth a mention was the man of the match performance by Nicky Butt who took over the Roy Keane position and even questioned whether Roy and Becks would be able to get back into the side!!! Blanc and Scholsey also had world class matches, any red who criticises Blanc is likely to be lynched by the Strettie.

A great day and more importantly a great result, although the atmosphere was pretty awful. I think early kick offs, ticket prices and touted seats that appeared to end up in the hands of tourists and hospitality packages made a big difference. Yet the one thing we could have hoped for was a result, and that we got. Although we are still relying on others to slip up, there is a new hope that we really could sneak this title if we are given the chance.

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