Saturday, April 26, 2008


Barclays Premier League
Stamford Bridge, Sat 26 April 2008

(Ballack 45+1, 86)

(Rooney 57)

Michael Ballack's penalty moves to Chelsea at top of the Premiership with Manchester united with two match left. 

In the first time, United lost a valuable player Nemanja Vidic and Ballack's goal to allow The Blues to go ahead in the scorer in the 45th minute. 

Wayne Rooney equaliser after Carvalho's error to put United back in the driving seat. And then, Carrick was penalised for blocking Essien's right-wing cross with his arm. Finally, Ballack sent the keeper to the wrong way and put Chelsea back into the lead. 

Team Line-ups: 

Chelsea: Czech, Ferreira (Anelka 66), Carvalho, Terry, Ashley Cole, Ballack, Obi, Essien, Kalou (Shevchenko 81), Drogba, Joe Cole (Makelele 87).
Subs not used: Cudicini, Belletti. 
Booked: Ballack, Obi, Drogba.

United: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic (Hargreaves 14), Silvestre, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson (O'Shea 65), Nani, Rooney (Ronaldo 63), Giggs.
Subs not used: Kuszczak, Tevez. 
Booked: Brown, Van der Sar, Ferdinand, Hargreaves. 

Attendance: 41,828.

Referee: Alan Wiley.

Man of the Match: Chelsea's Michael Ballack. 

Source: BBC Sports.