Result: Chelsea 3-3 Man United

Javier Hernandez
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Manchester United come back from three goals down to claim a point from their trip to Chelsea this afternoon.

Manchester United fought back from three goals down to claim a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Visiting United controlled large parts of the first half, but found themselves behind after 36 minutes. Chelsea winger Daniel Sturridge jinked his way past Patrice Evra before sending in a cross which bounced off United defender Jonny Evans and into his own net.

Ashley Young had United's best chance to draw level before the break, but his curling effort was palmed wide by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Hosting Chelsea came out for the second half in positive mood and found themselves three goals to the good by the 50th minute.

First Juan Mata volleyed a cross from Fernando Torres into the roof of the net, then David Luiz headed Mata's free-kick into the top corner via a deflection off United defender Rio Ferdinand.

United's first goal of the afternoon came in the 58th minute when Evra's run into the area was halted by foul from Sturridge. Wayne Rooney stepped up to convert the resultant spot-kick.

The Red Devils won another penalty in the 69th when Danny Welbeck was tripped by Branislav Ivanovic. Rooney again took responsibility and scored past Cech.

United were now in the ascendancy and eventually claimed the equalising goal in the 84th minute. Rooney's initial shot was parried by Cech, but Ryan Giggs was on hand to collect the rebound and cross for substitute Javier Hernandez to head in from close range.

Both sides created chances to take maximum points, with the Mata going the closest for Chelsea after seeing his goalbound free-kick tipped wide by De Gea.

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2Tottenham HotspurSpurs21136243142945
3Liverpool21136249242545
4Arsenal21135348222644
5Manchester CityMan City21133541261542
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd21117332201240
7Everton219663223933
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom218582828029
9Stoke CityStoke217682733-627
10Burnley2182112331-826
11Bournemouth2174103037-725
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2174102635-925
13Southampton216691926-724
14Watford2165102336-1323
15Leicester CityLeicester2156102434-1021
16Middlesbrough214891722-520
17Crystal Palace2144133040-1016
18Hull City2144132045-2516
19Sunderland2143142040-2015
20Swansea CitySwansea2143142349-2615