The Rafa Benitez’s men now sit in third place above Arsenal despite playing a game less.
The dying minute strike by the Brazil International ensured Chelsea’s dominance over Manchester United this season continued and more importantly, it served as a giant step for Chelsea towards returning to the Champions League.
Rafa Benitez’s men sit in third place above Arsenal despite playing a game less.
After a tension soaked first half, in which Chelsea had the better chances, hostilities resumed in the second half with both teams looking to break the duck.
Both sides failed to find the back of the net and things got worse for United as their energetic defender Rafael was sent off for a rash challenge on his country man David Luis.
The defining moment came for Chelsea in the 87th minute when the Brazilian connection of Ramires, Oscar and the Mata, gave Chelsea a priceless goal that saw them go into wild jubilation.
Meanwhile in the day’s earlier game, Victor Anichebe and his Everton teammates had to settle for a draw in the Mersyside derby with Liverpool. The draw, while it ensures Everton will finish above their City rivals for the second successive, may have finally ended their champions league aspirations with two matches left for the season.