Oct 28, 2012 at 4pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
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Ramires (53'), Mata (44')
Torres (45'), Mikel Obi (76')
Ivanovic (63'), Torres (68')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Luiz (4' og.), Van Persie (12'), Hernández (75')
Rooney (43'), Valencia (90')

Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Fernando Torres should have stayed on his feet'

Ferguson: 'Torres didn't have to dive'
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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says that he "can't understand" why Chelsea striker Fernando Torres didn't stay on his feet and aim for goal before getting sent off for diving.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the red card issued to Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was justified because the Spaniard could have stayed on his feet.

The 28-year-old was handed a second yellow card for diving during Chelsea's 3-2 defeat to the Red Devils, despite replays showing that defender Jonny Evans did scrape the forward's shin.

"Well, did he intend to dive?" said Ferguson. "Jonny may have just caught him a little bit but you can either carry on running, which he could have done, but he chose to go down. He could have carried on and scored. That's what I can't understand."

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic was also shown red during the clash at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

Wayne Rooney helps Fernando Torres to his feet
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