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Result: Juan Mata strike downs 10-man Manchester United

Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to a late strike from Juan Mata.

A late goal from Juan Mata has given Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League this afternoon.

The visitors made a strong start to the first half, with Demba Ba heading an early effort over the crossbar, before Anders Lindegaard almost spilled an Oscar strike into the net.

Frank Lampard had a chance to break the deadlock with almost half an hour gone, but the midfielder scuffed his shot, giving the United keeper an east stop.

The home side's best chance of the opening half came just before the interval, as Ryan Giggs slid the ball in for Robin van Persie, but the league's leading goalscorer could not keep the ball on target.

United striker Robin Van Persie in action against Chelsea on May 5, 2013© PA Photos

Rafael Benitez's side dominated possession at the start of the second half, but the team failed to test Lindegaard.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson brought Wayne Rooney on for the final 20 minutes as the champions pushed for a winner, and the striker almost found the back of the net as he attempted to head in from an Antonio Valencia cross, but he could not keep the effort under the bar.

Branislav Ivanovic almost turned the ball into his own net inside the final 10 minutes as he tried to block a cross from Rafael da Silva, before David Luiz spurned a chance at the other end.

The visitors managed to find a goal in the 86th minute with Mata picking the ball up inside the box and deflecting it in off Phil Jones.

As Rafael charged down the wing looking for an quick equaliser, the Brazilian tangled with Luiz, resulting in a red card for the United defender and a scuffle between a number of players from both sides.

With a one-man advantage, Chelsea were able to protect their advantage through stoppage time and secure the win.

The result moves Chelsea above Arsenal into third in the Premier League table.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

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· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
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· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

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DIVING
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