With four minutes into stoppage time, Manchester United enacted a late drama, as Robin van Persie pulled back his left foot, lumped a goal into the net. The excitement of the late minute goal saw Persie pulling his shirts and hollering to the skies in savour of the victory. It became apparent to die-hard fans of United that their club still has its goal habit. A goal by Didier Drogba in the 53rd minute disadvantaged United. Ivanovic’s foul on Ángel Di María, his second booking in the match, reduced Chelsea to 10 men. Ivanovic had hardly left the pitch when Di María swung in the free-kick. Marouane Fellaini’s header was brilliantly saved by Thibaut Courtois but the rebound fell for Van Persie and his shot was struck with power and precision.