Date: 29th October 2008 at 3:19pm
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Sir Alex admitted that he wanted Liverpool to win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Before the clash he predicted a tight affair with very few goals in it and that’s what it turned out to be – as it does usually.

Fergie had also implied before the game that this one match wasn’t going to have a huge impact on the title race. But he’s certainly happy that Chelsea dropped valuable points to a team that he considers not nearly as dangerous to the Champions as Chelsea.

‘That was the result I wanted,’ he said.

Was he the only one? I, for one, could not bring myself to support Liverpool so I wanted a draw and once they went in front it was much more comfortable: I could cheer on Liverpool’s opponents to score, a familiar position for me.

However, while I’m not happy that they managed to pull off such a feat, if prestige is laid aside then it is certain that this was the best outcome for United. Stamford Bridge’s invincibility has been shatted – and it could have been done by us had we been able to defend a friggin’ set-piece… – and as I said Chelsea dropped vlauable points.

Shall we regret this result? In other words, will Liverpool be able to keep up their form? I ask you to travel back in time with me, as far as 2002. It’s October of that year and Liverpool are top of the Premiership table with a record of nine wins and three draws and have already beaten Chelsea 1-0. Do you know where they finished that season? Fifth.