The Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has said that the 3-2 win over Chelsea in the Premier league during the weekend could be extremely crucial in the title race come the end of the season. Javier Hernandez scored an offside goal against Chelsea during the weekend to help his team get all three points. Chelsea were reduced to 9 men after red cards to Fernando Torres and the defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Mexican striker was introduced after Chelsea were reduced to 9 men, and the man advantage in the latter stages certainly helped United get all three points.
This was the first victory for Manchester United at Stamford Bridge since 2002, which made it more special according to the Mexican. Manchester United raced to 2 goal lead after just 20 min on the clock through an own goal from David Luiz and Robin van Persie helped United doubled their advantage. However, since then, Manchester United were on the back foot, as Chelsea rose to the occasion in brilliant fashion. Juan Mata pulled one back just before the interval, while the midfielder Ramires scored with a header to complete an incredible turnaround before the referee spoiled the match with two red cards and a bad decision for the goal.
“This game could have changed the title. That’s why it was important we didn’t allow them to get ahead. It was vital to get the three points at a very tough place. We are in there in the fight to win [the Premier League]. I don’t’ care… the referee counted it. When Robin [van Persie] shot and [Petr] Cech made a great save I went for the rebound and the ball went to Rafael. The first thing was to get along the line of defenders because I thought that was where the ball was going to go,” said Hernandez.