Manchester United and Chelsea played out a game of two halves and in the end neither side did quite enough to win the game - although Chelsea would certainly argue they were hard done by.
Chelsea were rather poor in the first half and that was epitomised by none other than Cesc Fabregas. In the first 20 minutes Chelsea had 5 corners - all taken by Fabregas - and all wasted by Fabregas. More startlingly, in the first half Fabregas only made 5 passes inside Manchester United's half.
However, whilst the Chelsea outfield players were underperforming, Thibaut Courtois reaffirmed his reputation as arguably the best goalkeeper in the world. Manchester United and in particular, Robin van Persie, peppered his goal with many shots. In the 22nd minute van Persie found himself isolated with Courtois, although the goalkeeper was more than good enough to make a save and then set up a counter attack. However, in just under a minute, Chelsea lost the ball and Courtois needed to be on hand again to make a save from van Persie.
Chelsea's best chance in the first half came from Didier Drogba in the 40th minute. A long ball found its way to Oscar who drifted onto the right wing. His pull back for Drogba was well received and the resulting shot forced a save from David De Gea.
Chelsea immediately upped their game for the second half and the opening minutes nearly saw a goal of the season contender from Eden Hazard. The tricky winger combined well with Oscar to advance close the box; from there he squeezed through the tiniest gap and looked a certainty to score. Unfortunately for Chelsea and Hazard, De Gea read his shot perfectly.
The resulting corner led to a Didier Drogba goal as he made the most of Fabregas' cross and his height advantage with marker Rafael to power in a header.
Branislav Ivanovic has been in good goalscoring form and had his own hand at a mazy dribble. Coming in from the right wing, the full back made his way past a few players and drilled in a low shot. De Gea looked beaten, but the shot had zoomed just wide of the goal.
Ivanovic would feel the repercussions of that miss as he was sent off - his foul on Angel Di Maria deemed worthy of a second yellow card. Di Maria then whipped in a cross which met the head of Fellaini, Courtois made the save but the rebound fell to van Persie who almost ripped the back of the net.
The draw leaves Chelsea in 1st and Manchester United in 9th, although they have both failed to capitalise on the dropped points of their rivals.
Manchester United 51% Possession 49% Chelsea
Manchester United 19 Shots 9 Chelsea
Manchester United 7 Shots on Target 4 Chelsea
Manchester United 4 Corners 7 Chelsea