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Fergie: 'Chelsea Deserved to Win'
Sky Sports , May 6th, 2013 1:29PM

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Chelsea secured three vital points at Old Trafford on Sunday as its quest to compete in next season’s UEFA Champions League continues. Juan Mata’s late deflected goal -- which was later credited as a Phil Jones own goal -- earned the Blues an unlikely three points at the home of the newly crowned Premier League champion. The 1-0 win moved Chelsea into third-place, one point above Arsenal and three points above fifth-place Tottenham, which the Blues plays at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.Z

After the game, United coach Alex Ferguson admitted that his team, which failed to score at home for the first time in 67 games, was not at its best. "We have taken our foot off the pedal in a big way, there was no edge to our game," he said. "I think Chelsea deserved to win. Unfortunately it's controversial, it always is when you play Chelsea, it's happened quite a lot of times, but we can't complain, we didn't play well enough."

Ferguson is referring to Rafael’s sending off, which came in the 89th minute, just after the goal, when Rafael unnecessarily hacked at David Luiz’s ankles, earning him a straight red. Ferguson believes the act was not unprovoked. "Luiz has actually elbowed him twice," the Scot said. "It is quite clear on the camera. "Whether the referee will do anything about it I doubt very much, [referee] Howard Webb won't be bothering himself about that. Rafael was certainly elbowed, but you know what happens when a player retaliates. He gets punished the most. That is what happened."

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  1. Aresenal Fan
    commented on: May 6, 2013 at 3:34 p.m.
    Horrible game "Fergie", waste of my time watching that boring game. I'm sure Chelsea appreciated those 3 points they did not have to fight over to get qualification for Champions league next year.


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