Ahead of the massive Chelsea vs. Manchester United clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra) it’s time to take a look back at five memorable encounters from past meetings between these giants of English soccer.
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From goalfests to UEFA Champions League final penalty shootouts to stunning comebacks, this fixture has had it all over the years.
Below are videos from five matches in years gone by as we take a trip down memory lane and hope this Saturday’s clash at the Bridge is just as memorable as these games…
Chelsea 5-4 Manchester – League Cup, October 31, 2012
A pulsating match in the last 16 of the League Cup which saw United take a 3-2 lead but Eden Hazard’s late penalty kick took things into extra time and Chelsea secured the win thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and Ramires.
Chelsea 3-5 Manchester United – FA Cup, January 4, 1998
United were cruising and 5-0 up, then Chelsea got going thanks to NBC Sports’ very own Graeme Le Saux who scored a delightful chip to lead the late surge. It wasn’t enough, but United were hanging on at the end.
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United (United win 6-5 on penalties) – UEFA Champions League final, May 21, 2008
In a tense, tight game in Moscow, the European Cup was the prize and Cristiano Ronaldo put United ahead but Frank Lampard equalized right on half time. A stalemate then played out before penalty kicks arrived. John Terry had the chance to win it for the Blues but slipped and missed his spot kick at the vital moment before Edwin van Der Sar became United’s hero. Incredible scenes.
Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United – Premier League, February , 2012
Chelsea were 3-0 up after 50 minutes and cruising to victory, then Wayne Rooney scored two penalties and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored a late equalizer. Amazing comeback from United as Andre Villas-Boas’ poor start season continued at the Bridge.
Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United – Premier League, October 28, 2012
A vintage year for Chelsea vs. United games continued as Robin van Persie gave the visitors an early 2-0 lead but Chelsea came storming back to tie things up. Then the Blues imploded as Ivanovic and Torres were sent off and that man Chicharito bagged a late winner.