As first halves go, that 45 minutes was pretty perfect for Chelsea, who lead Manchester United 2-0 at the interval thanks to goals from Pedro and Gary Cahill.
However, Chelsea’s half was almost spoiled on 40 minutes when David Luiz seemingly tried to kneecap curly-haired rival Marouane Fellaini with an ugly tackle that deserved a red card.
Luckily for Luiz, referee Martin Atkinson only deemed this assault worthy of a yellow card – the same punishment he dished out to Pedro for celebrating his early goal!
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