Premier League Title Back Up for Grabs
As recently as a few days ago, Chelsea FC was considered to be well in front for the English Premier League title since they owned a four point cushion over Manchester United with only four games left in the season.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur was playing well, but still looking up at Manchester City for fourth place and qualification for the Champion's League.
Today's matches saw plenty of drama, some early and some late, that saw all four teams shake up the top of the EPL table and reintroduce some drama to the season's close.
The two Manchesters faced each other this afternoon, and the squads approached stoppage time with a total of 23 shots, only six of which had been on goal. Wayne Rooney's return from injury had been less than spectacular, as he was grumpy and sluggish throughout until being replaced in the 75th minute.
The side referee announced three minutes of stoppage time, and it looked like United was three minutes away from another frustrating game. However, Paul Scholes, fresh of a new one-year contract, placed a header in the back of the next with 17 seconds remaining to give Manchester United three point to pull back close to Chelsea.
Chelsea, meanwhile, had a day to forget. The team found themselves down 2-0 at the half, and John Terry got into an argument with a fan headed into the locker room. If that wasn't bad enough, Didier Drogba pulled up lame shortly after the start of the second half, but had to keep playing so Chelsea wouldn't be down a man.
Unfortunately, Terry wound up going off with a red card and Chelsea finished the game with 10 men anyway, leaving them on the wrong end of a 2-1 final. THe result also moved Hotspur past Manchester City for fourth place, the final Champions League qualifier spot.