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United v. Chelsea was game of epic misses

Updated: September 19, 2011, 3:20 PM ET
By James Martin

Confidence is a precious commodity. It's the difference between a team's center half exhibiting no fear and bursting upfield to create a goal and another player scuffing the ball in front of a gaping net. We saw both on Sunday when Manchester United defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Old Trafford to maintain its perfect record in the Premier League and hand manager Andre Villas-Boas his first league defeat in 17 months.

The scoreline does little to suggest the dramatic and debatable ...

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