Michael Ballack's double helped blow the Premier League title race wide open as the former German captain led Chelsea FC to a 2 - 1 victory over a very stubborn Manchester United outfit.
A cross from Didier Drogba at the end of the first half saw the head of Ballack to give the Blues the lead, before United striker Wayne Rooney latched onto a mistake from Chelsea FC Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho to put the scores level in the second half.
As the game set to end in a draw, Wes Brown gave away a penalty for handling the ball in the box and Ballack obliged to step up and put the ball the opposite side of United keeper Edwin van der Sar.
Chelsea saw a late scare as the Red Devils launched a blistering attack in the dying moments, but a dramatic goal line clearance from (none other than) Andrei Shevchenko saw the scoreline remain at 2 - 1 in favour of the boys from the blue side of London.
By Marcel Abboud