Javier Hernandez peels away after scoring United’s controversial winner
Manchester United overcame nine-man Chelsea in an incident-packed encounter to move within one point of the Blues at the top of the Premier League.
United stormed into an early 2-0 lead thanks to a David Luiz own-goal and a Robin van Persie strike, reports the BBC.
But a sublime Juan Mata free-kick and a Ramires header drew Chelsea level.
Branislav Ivanovic was sent off for fouling Ashley Young and Fernando Torres for diving before substitute Javier Hernandez poked home the winner.
The Mexican was coming back from an offside position when he turned in Rafael's cross to seal the three points.
And Chelsea may also feel aggrieved over the decision to show Torres a second yellow card when he appeared to be caught by United defender Jonny Evans.
At the North East, Papiss Cisse's deflected injury-time winner gave Newcastle a barely deserved Premier League victory against West Bromwich Albion at St James' Park.
Sammy Ameobi's hopeful shot hit the back of an oblivious Cisse and flew past stranded away keeper Ben Foster.
Romelu Lukaku's header looked to have maintained Albion's fine start to the season, equalising Demba Ba's volley.
But Cisse's first league goal of the season helped Newcastle move into the top half with a first win in five.
It left eighth-placed Albion still searching for their first away win of the campaign, despite their best start to a top-flight season since 1983.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur survived a Southampton fightback to go fourth in the Premier League.
In a one-sided first half, Spurs coasted to a 2-0 lead thanks to Gareth Bale's bouncing header and Clint Dempsey bundling over the line.
But Saints improved after half-time and got back in the game when Jay Rodriguez finished from a tight angle.
Rodriguez and the recalled Rickie Lambert had chances to equalise, but Spurs held on.
Everton 2 - 2 Liverpool
Newcastle 2 - 1 West Brom
Southampton 1 - 2 Tottenham
Chelsea 2 - 3 Man Utd