Chicharito: Victory over Chelsea could be crucial in Premier League title race

The Mexican grabbed a controversial late winner against the nine-man Blues on Sunday, and he believes the result could prove decisive come the end of the season.
Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has hailed the importance of his side’s 3-2 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, claiming that it could be crucial in the race for the Premier League title.
United raced into a two-goal lead at Stamford Bridge but was pegged back as Roberto Di Matteo’s side launched an impressive comeback to draw level in the second half. After Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres were both given their marching orders with red cards, though, the Mexican forward grabbed a late winner off the bench that he believes could prove vital come the end of the season.

"This game could have changed the title," he told the Evening Standard. "That's why it was important we didn't allow them to get ahead. It was vital to get the three points at a very tough place. We are in there in the fight to win [the Premier League]."

The 24-year-old's winner was one of many controversies during the match, as he appeared to be in an offside position before converting, but the former Guadalajara man intimated that he is just happy to have scored.

"I don't' care... the referee counted it," Chicharito said. "When Robin [van Persie] shot and [Petr] Cech made a great save I went for the rebound and the ball went to Rafael. The first thing was to get along the line of defenders, because I thought that was where the ball was going to go. Thankfully I reacted well to it."

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