Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 to keep the title race open
Alex Ferguson chose to rest Tevez and Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final with Barcelona, and his decision backfired. United were made to look second best in a game which may have finally convinced Chelsea fans to take Avram Grant to their hearts. There was even a cameo for the forgotten man Shevchenko, who cleared a Darren Fletcher header off the line.
Ballack had put Chelsea ahead in the first half before Wayne Rooney capitalized on a Carvalho mistake to equalize. But Carrick handled the ball in the box to give away a penalty (the first awarded against United all season!) which Ballack slotted away to secure the three points for the Blues.
Two weeks ago it seemed that Manchester United couldn't put a foot wrong, with their names already being engraved on both the Premier League and Champions League trophies. But there is still the possibility that they could finish the season empty-handed and the nerves were there for all to see on Saturday.
Chelsea 2 United 1