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Saj Chowdhury and Mike Henson

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  1. Post update

    That is your lot from us today, but you don't get off that easily.

    Tomorrow, Aston Villa entertain QPR.

    On Tuesday Liverpool play Swansea in a slew of Capital One Cup ties.

    On Wednesday, Manchester City take on Newcastle in the same.

    And we will be here with live text commentary of them all...

    See you there.

  2. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Alan: Manchester United were fantastic, some very good performances in there by Chris Smalling, Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw. Totally deserved a draw.

  3. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has told Sky Sports that Marouane Fellaini, whose header led to Robin van Persie's late leveller, was Branislav Ivanovic's man at set-pieces.

    "Maybe Branislav Ivanovic's dismissal made it more difficult," he said.

    "Fellaini is his man and I think Kurt Zouma took him in the end.

    "Fellaini just told me in the dressing room that he was making runs at the far post, but he got tired of not getting the ball and so came into the middle for the final free-kick.

    "Maybe at the end of the season we can be happy with a point, but at the moment we cannot, not the way that it happened."

  4. Post update

    branislav Ivanovic is sent off

    The full slow-motion multi-angle review of Branislav Ivanovic's two booking is being played out the screen in front of me.

    Both for fouls on Angel di Maria, neither particularly nasty. I think that Phil Dowd could have cooled his jets and left the Chelsea defender on the pitch for the final set-piece.

    Would it have made a difference to the result? It might well have done.

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    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live 606 is in full swing and Ian Wright and Kelly Cates are taking your calls.

    Martin, a Spurs fan, says: "The problem is not the players, it's the owner. Every decision has been a bad one."

    And after Chelsea were controversially not awarded a penalty at Old Trafford, Wrighty proposes there should be an official specifically looking for holding in the box from set pieces. Agree?

    Lines are open and you can have your say.

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    Steve, Reading: It's funny that Manchester United fans are suddenly catching on to Marouane Fellaini a season late. Us Evertonians told you he was a number 10 and proved it a couple of seasons back when he terrified the last decent defence you had. Pay attention in future lads.

  7. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Robin van Persie

    Robin van Persie's celebration - throwing his shift skyward - earned him yellow card even though he was wearing a sensible vest underneath.

    He was one of three United players booked.

    Chelsea racked up six with Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Oscar, Nemanja Matic and Didier Drogba keeping referee Phil Dowd busy.

    Six bookings in one game also mean a Premier League fine for Roman Abramovich to pay out of petty cash.

  8. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Harry Partridge: Chelsea play QPR next (who've won seven points in their last four games v Chelsea), followed by Liverpool. Could be the start of a drop in form?

    Graham Jack Thirkhill: Consider the great quality Chelsea have got v the mediocre back-line of Manchester United. Chelsea failed today.

    Aaron: United earned a deserved draw. There are three teams with a great defence: Chelsea, Southampton and Plymouth Argyle!

    Plymouth, who beat Cheltenham Town 3-0 at home on Saturday, have conceded just eight goals in 15 games and are sixth in League Two.

  9. Vald the spectator

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Victor Valdes in the Old Trafford crowd

    The lady in the white furry coat has spotted him.

    Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who is training with United as he recovers from a knee injury, was in the stands alongside Wayne Rooney, Jonny Evans and Ander Herrera today.

    Given David De Gea's excellent performance, he might hold back on signing any contract to sit on the bench for United.

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    Luka Prebil: For the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left I had a feeling that we could actually get something in added time!

    Blueforever: Many positives for Chelsea. Still at the top, six points clear of title rivals, next game likely to win at QPR, and were close to a win.

    Rob Dawson: Branislav Ivanovic gets rugby tackled in the area. No pen. Then gets two "yellow cards". I wonder what he said to the referee.

  11. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal:

    "We had a lot of chances but we don't finish these chances, then Chelsea make the first goal and it becomes much more difficult as Chelsea play possession football, make the pitch big and we have to run and run.

    "We kept together and I think we deserved it. I have seen that we could have beat Chelsea, I'm saying that nearly every game but this is against Chelsea who are a top team and we were at least equal.

    "The most pleasing thing is we are showing again we are believing in making a goal in spite of the result being bad. 1-0 behind it is fantastic the players are running until the 90th minute to equalise or win."

  12. Post update


    Luke Shaw

    ...and contrast.

    Rafael touch graphic

    Luke Shaw's average touch graphic (top) shows that he got forward further and more often than team-mate Rafael on the other flank (bottom).

    That was the £27m teenager's best performance since his summer move from Southampton.

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    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Karl, north Wales: Would have taken this result before the start of the game, will hopefully build confidence and most important of all it shows Manchester United still possess that never say die spirit!

    Stu, London: It's very sad to see United celebrating like they have won the league. Chelsea a class apart today. Shame the referee bridged the gap.

    Nick McAndrew: For a team full of flair Chelsea play the most boring tactics and rightly got what they deserved. And this is coming from a Manchester City fan!

  14. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaking to BBC's Match of the Day:

    "I've said to the players we could have won but nevertheless we didn't and that's our fault. When you can do that against the best team in this league at this moment it is a good sign.

    "I'm not pleased as I still have the feeling we could have won today and that we don't take our opportunities at the moment.

    "They scored in the second half then we have to fight again until the last minute. I am grateful for the support of the fans as they also admire the spirit in this team.

    "The red card doesn't change anything as it was the last minute and we only had the free-kick to take. OK, it came from the free-kick but only if he was marking Fellaini, You will have to ask Jose Mourinho that."

  15. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on his side's display:

    "The second half was much better. From the start of the first half we showed we wanted to win. In the second half we didn't give them chances they wanted. To come here to Old Trafford the way we did - it was fantastic to my boys."

    About the weekend's results that saw rivals Liverpool and Manchester City slip up:

    "We don't look to others, we look to ourselves. Old Trafford is one most dangerous fixtures we've had. The result is not the result we want, but the way we performed means we don't need to look to others. After nine matches, to be top of league with four points difference. We have also played away at Manchester United and Manchester City."

  16. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho speaking to BBC's Match of the Day:

    "The red card, I was seeing it coming. If I have to speak about the second yellow [for Ivanovic] I have to speak about lots of things - the penalty that Ivanovic should have been given [under the challenge of Chris Smalling], the accumulation of yellow cards, the throw-ins. I know I speak always with my heart and get in trouble."

    About the performance of 36-year-old goalscorer Didier Drogba:

    "For me as a coach it's not fair to speak about Didier because my team was fantastic. They were brilliant."

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    Kenny D: Stop crying Chelsea fans. Stop blaming the referee. I saw quite a few Chelsea players hitting the deck easily enough as well. It was a good game overall. I think United proved to themselves that they can play with the top clubs. Wouldn't you be excited too for rescuing points against the team that has been the class of the league thus far? Blaming the ref is weak and bad sportsmanship. Face it, Chelsea couldn't hang on. Fair enough. Good job United!

    Daniel Lonergan: United can mathematically win the league so yes technically we are in the title race. Playing so well and drawing with the league's in-form team shows that we are capable.

  18. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Louis van Gaal is now taking his turn in front of the media.

    The Manchester United manager is asked if Branislav Ivanovic's dismissal made any difference to the final result.

    "Naaaah, I don't think so," he drawls.

    Branislav Ivanovic is sent off for Chelsea
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    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Darryl Edwards: Glad Mr 'Park The Bus Anti-Football' got his just desserts today! I'm glad Manchester United scored - and that is saying something from a Liverpool fan!

    Chris Cunningham: Shows how far United have fallen though, celebrating dropping two home points to remain 10 points behind like they'd just won the league.

    Carlo Buen: Phil Dowd saved them. Look at how many yellow cards he gave and the clear penalty he didn't.

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    Kevin Francis: For all the defensive shambles throughout this season, this could be the turning point of Manchester United's season!

    Charles: Chelsea almost played out the perfect Jose Mourinho gameplan - 1-0 away from home, but they never pushed and really threatened a second and made defensive substitutions after an hour played. United worked hard for each other and deserved a point. The two goalkeepers were outstanding and it took set pieces to create both the goals.

    Shaun, Dronfield: Please take off the anti-Manchester United spectacles. They were the better team in the first half and were fully deserving of a point. Louis van Gaal will bring about the necessary improvements and United will make the top four.

  21. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho is fronting up to the television cameras. He is not a happy bunny.

    He has beef with throw-ins, free-kicks not given to his side and Branislav Ivanovic's second yellow card. "If I say what is in my heart, I will get in trouble," he says.

    He has only praise for his players though.

    Full quotes coming up.

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    Andy Hall: Jose Mourinho's plan? Sends Manchester United into the Manchester City game fired up and Branislav Ivanovic gets to rest v Shrewsbury?

    Matt Donn 123: Annoys me as Jose always decides to shut up shop when we should go for the jugular. United and Man City game is evidence.

    Rob Meech: Is Robin van Persie trying to get in Louis van Gaal's good books by copying his hairstyle?

    Judging by his shake of the head in reaction to Robin van Persie's goal, Mourinho didn't plan that all Andy.

  23. Player reaction

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Robin van Persie

    Manchester United goalscorer Robin van Persie:

    "It's a bit of a mixed feeling - we could have won today. I had two chances early in the game. I'm always thinking positive and going for the next chance, luckily it [the chance for the goal] fell to my feet.

    "We should have won today to gain some points, but in the end we can be happy with the draw.

    "It gets better every single day doing training. We are very comfortable on the ball and playing better, but we have to stretch that game for longer. Now we have to try to play like that for one and half hours.

    Can United catch Chelsea?

    "Of course we can, it's still a long way. It's not even half way."

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    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, Ian Wright and Kelly Cates are gearing up for this evening's 606 programme, where they will discuss and debate all the key points from this weekend's football action.

    Lines are open and you can have your say.

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    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "That is a big goal. For Manchester United, for Louis van Gaal, for the Premier League. I don't think United are a million miles away, and will qualify for next season's Champions League."

  26. Post update

    Premier League table

    That result is good news for the competitiveness of the title race though.

    A win would have put Chelsea six points clear of second-placed Southampton, eight clear of Manchester City and 11 ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool.

    As it is, take two off all those numbers.

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    Chelsea Warrior: The way this ended reminds me of the little horse analogies last term. We could have won this with more positivity. Gutted.

    Rishabh Kapoor: Marouane Fellaini is a different player from last season. Clearly more dangerous in the opposition half than his own. Credit Louis van Gaal for faith.

  28. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "In a game of few chances Chelsea were the better team and the goals came from two set-pieces. Chelsea were tactically spot on, they were big and powerful and creative when they needed to be, but scored from a corner when Rafael was marking Didier Drogba. How can that happen?

    "And then for the equaliser it was the best player on the pitch who got the initial header on target - Marouane Fellaini - a great save by Thibaut Courtois but it fell to Robin van Persie and he reacted quickest to smash it into the goal. United kept going, but they did seem to lack a pace and energy."

  29. Post update

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Phew. How do you decipher that one then?

    United had looked like they were being ushered out of the contest. They were short on ideas, and Chelsea were containing them quite comfortably.

    That late goal though sends the home fans home on a high, but does it hide some pretty big flaws in their side?


    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

  31. GOAL

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea - Robin van Persie

    Bedlam at Old Trafford.

    Angel Di Maria serves up a dolly of a free-kick and Marouane Fellaini meets it with a full-blooded header.

    Thibaut Courtois makes the save, pushing the ball out into the six-yard box from where Robin van Persie blasts home to spark wild celebrations.

    It never looked like coming, but the equaliser arrives at the death.

    Robin van Persie equalises for Manchester United
  32. RED CARD

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Branislav Ivanovic earns his second yellow card. He marches off, Angel di Maria steps up to the free-kick out wide on the left...

    Branislav Ivanovic is sent off for Chelsea

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Willian off and Kurt Zouma on. Chelsea are holding on.

  34. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Luke Shaw's deep cross finds Adnan Januzaj at the back post, but Chelsea are across, Filipe Luis standing up the Belgian until help arrives.


    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    A minimum of four minutes of injury time to come.


    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Andre Schurrle grins as he waits for Eden Hazard to make his meandering way off the pitch. More seconds slip away for United.


    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard becomes the sixth Chelsea player booked as he gets in a sly foul to throw a spanner in the works for United.

  38. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    John Terry tells Thibaut Courtois to "bang it", pointing up to the United goal. Nothing fancy now from the Blues.

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    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "I do love watching Eden Hazard play. Slippery as an eel - an electric eel!"

  40. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Thibaut Courtois comes and claims a corner and there wasn't a lot of pressure around him. That doesn't stop the Belgian flopping to the floor, claiming he has got a knee in the back from Marcos Rojo. Five to go.

  41. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Robin van Persie is cocking his left foot from 20 yards but the strike never comes. The referee blows up and awards the free-kick Chelsea's way.

    It could have been for the shove on Gary Cahill or the handball that follows shortly after. Either way, bang to rights.

  42. Post update

    Who is James Wilson?

    James Wilson

    Aged 18, the striker has come through the Old Trafford ranks and scored twice on his debut last season in a 3-1 Premier League win over Hull.

    Last season he scored for United's under-18s, 19s, 21s and seniors and has earned praise from Ryan Giggs, who handed him his debut while in charge at the end of last season.

    "He is a natural goalscorer but he has got more to his game than that. He can run at people, he has got pace and he is a clever player," Giggs said.

    He made his first appearance under Louis van Gaal in the 4-0 defeat at MK Dons and also came on as a substitute against Everton earlier this month.

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Phil Keane: Marouane Fellaini is twice the player Daley Blind is. Now that's saying something.

    Henry Tunde Okoro: Nemanja Matic has to be Chelsea's real man of the match. He has put his body on the line to stop every shot and tackle that has come across him.

    Matt Congreve: Almost £250m spent in transfers on Manchester United's starting XI alone. To have 12 points from a possible 27 is poor.

  44. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I wouldn't say Chelsea have been brilliant but they have been excellent at keeping their shape and have broken with pace. This team could win the league by six, seven, eight or nine points if they really wanted to. We said before the game it would be difficult for them to go unbeaten all season but on this evidence I think they could."

  45. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Suddenly United stir into life.

    Robin van Persie cleverly allows the ball across his body to get a yard clear off Gary Cahill and brings a good save out of Thibaut Courtois with a solid strike.

    Adnan Januzaj then scoots in off the right wing and screws a shot wide, James Wilson heads over the top and, with 10 minutes left, there is a bit of momentum for the home fans.

  46. Big match analysis

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Nothing by way of serious reply from United so far as Chelsea look comfortable in defence and in possession.

    "Robin van Persie, who played an inglorious part in Chelsea's goal, needs to find the old spark from somewhere with United missing the suspended Wayne Rooney and injured Radamel Falcao.

    "Mourinho has also introduced his trademark insurance policy, substitute Jon Obi Mikel, as first part of operation lockdown."


    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Marouane Fellaini tugs the sleeve of Belgian team-mate Eden Hazard and he has his name taken by Phil Dowd.

  48. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea have not got Diego Costa today either, so you cannot make the excuse that Manchester United are without Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney.

    "I did say before today's match that if there was one thing United fans could expect it would be excitement from their side. But I have to say I have been very disappointed. And the way they have defended at times. You just expect more. If United are beaten today, after spending the amount of money they have, that is totally unacceptable."

    Manchester United players look dejected after Chelsea score
  49. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    The Chelsea defence hunt like piranhas, surging in in numbers as soon as they sense danger.

    Robin van Persie is swamped by blue shirts as he receives the ball on the edge of the area and his effort at goal inevitably thumps into one of the visitors.

  50. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Willian hammers just wide and right now it is Chelsea who are the more likely scorers.

    Old Trafford is a little down-hearted. Fighting back against West Brom is one thing, will Chelsea leave themselves open to a late leveller in the same way?

  51. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Mark Chapman

    BBC Sport

    A supporter wears a kit with one half Chelsea and one half Manchester United

    "And you thought the half and half scarf was bad..."

  52. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Branislav Ivanovic could have won it there. And what a goal it would have been.

    The Serb reveals some previously unheard-of snake-hips to weave through the United defence. His run takes him to near the byline, but his low drilled shot, beats David De Gea and is only a whisker outside the far post.

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    Jeremiah Kariuki: Jon Obi Mikel coming on for Chelsea. Time to park the bus.

    Richard: I hope you enjoy Chelsea possession because that's all we're going to see for the next half hour.


    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    The two managers play their first substitution cards at the same time.

    Jose Mourinho replaces Oscar with Jon Obi Mikel to bung up midfield.

    Louis Van Gaal injects James Wilson into the United attack, replacing Juan Mata.

  55. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    A disappointing delivery from Angel Di Maria who has not got out of third gear yet today.

    Has he got something up his sleeve yet though?

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rian Hoskins: While he is four years past his best, Didier Drogba still has supreme aerial ability, particularly with headers. Always a Chelsea legend.

    Brett Mills: Drogba could be 90 years old and Rafael would've been the wrong person to mark him. What awful defending!

    Charles Fairweather: Drogba I'm sorry I thought you were too old. Take me back?


    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Angel Di Maria has swapped onto the left flank, sending Adnan Januzaj over the other side.

    It might pay immediate dividends. He runs at Branislav Ivanovic, drawing a foul and ensuring the Serb gets his team's fifth yellow.

    It is a dangerous spot for a set-piece as well...

  58. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea are looking so comfortable in possession, they are just knocking the ball around and the home crowd are becoming frustrated. You want to see Manchester United press Chelsea - they are taking the mick out of a United team that cost £150m to put together at least. It's not good enough."


    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Oscar earns some Mourinho brownie points as he chases Marouane Fellaini, then Marcos Rojo and finally fouls Chris Smalling to stop United playing out of defence.

    Phil Dowd is less impressed and shows yellow.

  60. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Manchester United v Chelsea
  61. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "If Manchester United lose, they will have taken 12 points from their first nine games under Louis van Gaal. That is unacceptable. You can say they are a team in transition but look at West Ham and Southampton and how well they are doing. People are going to have to start asking questions about what is happening at this football club. This is looking easy for Chelsea now."

  62. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    A rasper from right off Willian's instep is clutched by David De Gea in the Manchester United goal. Great strike from 25 yards and a great save.

    United need to find some firm ground in the game. They are on jelly legs at the moment.

  63. Big match analysis

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Chelsea have moved through the gears from the moment this second half start and it has been a real show of power.

    "Didier Drogba rolled back the years with that towering near post header but questions must be asked. Surely Robin van Persie had to better than a lame attempted clearance that merely helped the header in? And why was Rafael marking the giant figure of Drogba at the corner.

    "Ryan Giggs has come down to the technical area to offer advice, but in boxing parlance Chelsea have got United trapped in the corner here."

    Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
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    Gumpha Rawat: Didier Drogba is going in reverse. First the penalty, now a copycat goal of the 2012 Champions League final!

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    John: You have to feel for David De Gea there. A world class save and then poor defending lets him down.

  66. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    That is Didier Drogba's first Premier League goal since March 2012 when he found the net against Stoke.

    There is life in the old dog yet. Is there still life in United though after that body blow?

    Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea's opening goal
  67. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United were defensively all over the place. Robin van Persie was on the line, and if he stays there he heads the ball up and over the bar. He should stay on the post but comes off it into no-man's land and nods it into his own net instead. But why on earth is Rafael marking Didier Drogba in the first place?"

  68. GOAL

    Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea - Didier Drogba

    Didier Drogba soars at the near post to guide home a powerful header. Robin van Persie - on the line - diverts the header's path but does not stop it from going in.

    Think Drogba's late equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final of 2012. It was a very similar goal.

    Chelsea ahead and that is a difficult situation for any side to rescue.

    Didier Drogba scores for Chelsea

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    David De Gea saves United's skin with a tremendous save when exposed one-on-one with Eden Hazard. The Belgian forward played a one-two with Didier Drogba and was clean through. From the resulting corner though...


    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas is the third Chelsea booked and he is a little over-eager in his challenge on Juan Mata.

  71. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rezaa Sait: Cesc Fabregas being overshadowed by Marouane Fellaini. Just shows what a goal can do to your confidence.

    Alex West: Diego Costa injured and Fabregas pinned back by Manchester United's attacking midfield. Like watching the Chelsea of last season again.

    Hugh in France: As I feared, the adrenaline has gone at half time. Happens too often. Maybe a philosophy lesson with the tea is a bad move.

  72. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea almost overload Manchester United down the right as Branislav Ivanovic bombs on on the under-lap and is played in by Didier Drogba.

    Adnan Januzaj hadn't managed to keep pace with the Chelsea defender, but United just about manage to shuffle across and shovel the ball clear.

  73. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    No changes for either side in personnel or positioning so far. Eden Hazard is lurking around the already-booked Rafael though. Will he draw the Brazilian into a rash and final challenge?

    Eden Hazard battles for the ball against Rafael
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    Penalty controversy (see 38 mins)

    Nez, Kent: Probably a penalty but if the referee doesn't see it, the referee can't give it. Too much going on in the area. Assistants don't generally assist anyway.

  75. KICK-OFF

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Didier Drogba and Oscar tap off and we are back under way.

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    Penalty controversy (see 38 mins)

    Chelsea Warrior: Marcos Rojo on John Terry, Chris Smalling on Branislav Ivanovic. How stone wall can it be before Phil Dowd finally gives a penalty?

    Ricky Lee Everett: Talk all you want about Smalling holding, but surely Ivanovic trying to rip his shirt of his back is the first offence?

    Richard: The argument that it happens at every set piece in every game holds no water. Wrestling in the box is a penalty.

  77. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Teams back out. Chelsea trudging out a good two minutes after United, keeping their hosts waiting.

  78. Back to the back

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas has rarely been over the halfway line in the first half.

    The Spaniard has had his hands full helping out Nemanja Matic in front of the back four and completed only five passes in the United half in the first 45 minutes.

  79. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's been a game of few chances so far. It has been a tactical battle and I would probably say Louis van Gaal is edging it, but it has been quite a poor first half, with a few mistakes made by both sides.

    "Chelsea will be happy to come away with a point and their unbeaten record intact, but United, at home, can they go and do a bit more in the second half? They are not going to win the league this year but the 75,000 fans here today have had little to shout about, apart from the one chance for Robin van Persie."

  80. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Standen: Best game of the season so far from a Manchester United point of view! Playing with pace, power and even defending alright!

    Matt Barron: Has to be said - Marouane Fellaini has done very well so far. Shame people only criticise him rather than praise when it is deserved.

    Matthew Day: Not impressed with the referee today. Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling with their arms round the necks (see 38 mins) of John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic! Shocking.

  81. Pass the ball to the left hand side

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Attack channels at half-time

    Plenty of traffic down the left-hand side for Manchester United where Adnan Januzaj and Luke Shaw have been very bright.

  82. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Everton

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "Generally I thought we performed well but they are a very high quality side with very highly clinical players and they showed that today.

    "That is where our growth needs to come - the clinical edge.

    "We have to fight beyond our means at times but we have to build a team that can win games. That is the challenge. The margins are tight, we know that and we have to find a way of turning the margins in our favour.

    "We never came into this thinking it would easy."

  83. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Everton

    Samuel Eto'o

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "Burnley play with a lot of energy and pressure but we dealt with it and I thought we took our goals with real class.

    "The mentality from Romelu Lukaku is that of a winner. He wanted to get us back in the lead and he took a knock to his toe but he wanted to continue. I am delighted with his performance and his personality.

    "What Samuel Eto'o brings is incredible experience but with that is also a great hunger. He is a terrific example to have him around. He is a clinical finisher. He knows how to hurt back fours. He first touch is with the thought of what he is going to do next."

  84. Post update

    Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino:

    "It's a big hit for us. We deserved more, but we made one or two big mistakes and it's difficult to win the game.

    "It's not easy to compete in the Europa League and Premier League. Today it was about a lack on concentration at the start of the second half and then the head is gone. It's hard to get the concentration.

    "We need to improve a lot [to get in top four]. It's not tactical or physical it's our mentality."

  85. Manager reaction

    Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "We didn't look like we had the right field or shape in the first half. In the second half we came out with more purpose. It was massive result. It was a real team effort. At half time I was pretty angry. Sometimes in Premier League when you're dominant like Spurs, but only a goal up you lull them in.

    "They were two great goals. Ayoze didn't know he was playing - he only got the nod just before kick off. Jack [Colback] played a fantastic ball for Sammy [Ameobi]. It was a top, top goal. At the moment the Geordie nation doesn't think I'm good enough. I've been here for 701 games now."

  86. Post update

    While the managers issue their instructions at Old Trafford, let's hear what their counterparts in action earlier today made of their results...

  87. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Just that final touch missing for both sides in an enthralling first 45 minutes - although Chelsea complained bitterly that they should have had a penalty when Chris Smalling tangled with Branislav Ivanovic in the area. It certainly looked like they had a case.

    "Adnan Januzaj is a growing influence for Manchester United but Chelsea are currently missing the menace and goal threat that is usually provided by Diego Costa. Goalless but with plenty to whet the appetite for the second half."

    Cesc Fabregas and Adnun Januzaj
  88. Half-time

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Old Trafford

    "Both goalkeepers have showed their worth in this first half - De Gea denying Drogba and Courtois rushing out to block Van Persie. Ivanovic felt he might have had a penalty when Chris Smalling tussled with him but it's had everything but a goal."


    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho is already creeping towards the tunnel when Phil Dowd blows time.

    Plenty for the Special One to ponder. His side have been matched in every department so far. High quality stuff and little to choose between the sides.

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
  90. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    F.M: As the match progresses Chelsea's defence is getting more stable, while Manchester United's is falling apart. A goal is coming soon.

    Ajuluchukwu Ben: Chelsea really missing Diego Costa, he would have made the difference.

    Dandeep: Man United looking a more balanced side when Louis van Gaal isn't trying to fit Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata all into the team.

  91. Two minutes of injury time

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Another two minutes added to a pulsating half of football.

    Manchester United v Chelsea
  92. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    That was more in keeping with the Super League Grand Final at this ground a couple of weeks back.

    Juan Mata clumps a horrible effort towards the roof of the stand after a clever cut-back from a free-kick out wide.

  93. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    And now United go close at the other end!

    Adnan Januzaj drives in at the Chelsea defence off the left flank, buys himself some space with a dropped shoulder and rattles a fierce shot only inches over the top.

    He has been dangerous from the start.

  94. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That is two chances now. Two good chances, and two good saves. One for Didier Drogba, one for Robin van Persie, neither taken. Would Radamel Falcao or Diego Costa have scored them? Eden Hazard looks like the liveliest player on the pitch at the minute, he looks really dangerous."

  95. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea's best chance of the game so far and they are thwarted by David de Gea in the United goal. The Spaniard gets down sharply to push away Didier Drogba's low effort from Oscar's cut-back.

  96. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Orlando Davies: Outrageous! How can Chris Smalling get away with that?


    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Nemanja Matic joins the yellow card club as he barges into Robin van Persie. It was another cynical one and this time Phil Dowd's notebook is out.

  98. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Branislav Ivanovic was held, and there was no other reason for him to go down there. We have seen penalties given for that, like the one awarded against Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross last weekend. If you give the one against Shawcross you have to be giving that one."


    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Branislav Ivanovic is body-slammed to the floor in the box by Chris Smalling as the pair of them await Cesc Fabregas's delivery into the United area. It was a decent shout, very decent, but nothing doing.

    He chases down Phil Dowd to protest at the referee's inaction, but the man in black is not for turning.

    Chelsea appeal for a penalty
  100. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "We were talking about defensive errors before the game and now we have seen two in a row. The one from Marcos Rojo was terrible, and then Daley Blind couldn't get the ball under control and Didier Drogba knicked it off him. It is still just that final pass, from both teams, in key areas, that is lacking.

    "The Chelsea defensive unit, when they are set, is very difficult to break down. Marouane Fellaini is playing like a second striker when Manchester United are in possession, but they haven't found him with a ball into the box."

  101. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United v Chelsea

    There is not too much between the sides in terms of possession but Manchester United have been a touch more productive with the ball, they have had three shots on target compared to Chelsea's none.

  102. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea don't need to get Cesc Fabregas advanced if they keep getting gifted possession like that.

    Marcos Rojo and then Daley Blind misplace passes in quick succession and, with plenty of their colleague pressing forward, they are almost caught short.

    Some scrambling defence and heavy touches from Willian and Didier Drogba get them off the hook.

  103. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas has been kept too busy tracking Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj to get forward and add to his assist stack for the season.

    Manchester United have been dictating the tempo in the last five.

  104. Big match analysis

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Proper heavyweight slug fest - and Chelsea have young keeper Thibaut Courtois to thank for still being level after that fine save from Robin van Persie.

    "Angel Di Maria is dropping deep to attempt to cause problems for Chelsea and the angled balls into the box that have become his trademark since his arrival at Old Trafford have posed a threat to Jose Mourinho's side.

    "Didier Drogba is currently struggling to re-enact his old Chelsea glory days as replacement for injured Diego Costa - but this is the big match environment he has made his playground throughout his career and he must be watched."

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    Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand

    "Adnan Januzaj has been quality so far. Passing of the highest order. Thibaut Courtois has been the difference. Couple of top saves."

  106. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Vinny Person: Watching Manchester United and Chelsea play is almost like a different league to the earlier kick-off. Ball to feet, fierce tempo.

    oletuM M R: I'm sorry but Robin van Persie should be doing better with that (see 23 mins), especially if he is supposedly first choice.

  107. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Angel Di Maria rides a robust challenge from Nemanja Matic, but, after clattering the Serb on the way through, both need a spot of attention.

    A few soothing words and they are both up and running.

  108. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The game has livened up! Adnan Januzaj is a growing influence in the game, he played through a wonderful pass to Robin van Persie, and later went past Cesc Fabregas with ease.

    "Marouane Fellaini has been given licence to go forward. Every time Manchester United break that man is there waiting for a good ball into the box. Just the final touch is still lacking from both teams at the minute though."

  109. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Luke Shaw has made a good start today. Adventurous in attack and he shows he can do the business at the other end, matching Willian for pace and sliding in to rob the Brazilian with a perfectly-timed tackle.

  110. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United carve out the first chance of real quality.

    A superb angled run in behind by Robin van Persie, a perfectly weighted ball from Adnan Januzaj to pick him out, but the Dutchman's low shot is blocked by the onrushing Thibaut Courtois.

    The Chelsea goalkeeper was out of his blocks fast there and he needed to be.

    Robin van Persie shoots towards goal
  111. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "We've seen very little of Robin van Persie or Didier Drogba so far. The game is very congested in midfield and there has not been any service up to either striker. The Manchester United fans seem quite flat. We can only really hear the Chelsea fans singing."


    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Didier Drogba clips the heels of former team-mate Juan Mata and into the book he goes.

  113. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Harry Pannell: All the emphasis is on Manchester United needing a decent centre-back, but in my opinion Rafael has been awful and they truly need a right-back.

    KoloKK: How long did it take Marouane Fellaini to grow that mane back?

  114. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea don't seem to fear Manchester United's midfield being able to pass the ball around them. They are pressing high and hard, attempting to strangle the supplylines at source.

    All very different from the rearguard actions we have seen at Anfield and the Etihad in the past.

    Manchester United v Chelsea
  115. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    That is how you do it Rafael.

    Nemanja Matic steps across and firmly shuts the door on Angel di Maria as the Manchester United winger attempts to follow the ball beyond him.

    Not quite enough for a yellow, just enough to halt the attack and buy his side some time.

    Nemanja Matic and Angel di Maria
  116. Champagne for Sunderland

    Women's Super League 2

    Sunderland clinched promotion to the top flight of the Women's Super League with a 4-0 win at Millwall Lionesses on the last day of the season.

    A dramatic climax to the campaign had looked on the cards for an hour of the afternoon as title rivals Doncaster Rovers Belles were thrashing London Bees.

    The Belles started the day two points behind the Black Cats, but with a far superior goal difference which they boosted with a huge 9-0 victory.

    Sunderland led only 1-0 at the break, but three goals in a five-minute spell midway through the second half proved conclusive.

  117. Big match analysis

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "No holding back by either Chelsea or Manchester United in the opening phase with chances in the opening moments. Jose Mourinho is stalking his technical area while Louis van Gaal, as ever, is sitting well away from the action clutching his clipboard.

    "Eden Hazard has already emerged as the threat for Chelsea, causing problems and forcing Rafael into a daft booking. No parking the bus from Mourinho here.

    "As for United, Juan Mata is lurking in the spaces behind Robin van Persie and has already set up a chance for Angel Di Maria, although he has been running into the formidable barrier of Nemanja Matic."

  118. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Wales international Robbie Savage at Old Trafford

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea are going for it, but there have been a lot of set pieces and no real chances. The quality has not been there yet from either side. Neither goalkeeper has had a shot to save."

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Bisa Amoo-Gottfried: Eden Hazard is gonna have Rafael on toast now, (see 13 mins) until Louis van Gaal subs him or he gets a second yellow.

  120. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea

    Nemanja Matic is dropping back alongside John Terry and Gary Cahill when Manchester United get into good positions out wide, bringing a little more aerial security to the Chelsea backline.

    They are all big lads back there.

  121. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stephen Foster: This is already more exciting in the first five minutes than last season's 90-minute bore draw.

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    Ellis German: I find the talk (see 16:00) of this Chelsea team being the "New Invincibles" just plain daft. It's the ninth game of the season! Seven months to go. Come on pundits, get a grip.