I'll start by stating the obvious: that was in no way boring. And now, some very quick recap thoughts:
1. I have really mixed feelings about Ronaldo. I don't think he answered any questions about whether or not he has what it takes to be an all-time legend. On the one hand, he scored in a massive game, but it was a fairly easy (albeit pretty) header as Michael Essien forgot his marking duties. On the other hand, he missed the biggest penalty of his life, and despite early success against Essien, was kept pretty quiet once Joe Cole began tracking back to help.
2. This loss is really hard on Chelsea. From the moment Lampard scored, they proceeded to dominate the match, with United finding only one real chance (which we'll get to in a second). I've had a secret belief all season that they were the better team, and though they lost, this match may have gone more towards confirming it than refuting it.
3. John Terry will have nightmares for the rest of his life about that penalty. And truth be told, I feel really bad for the guy. The pitch, always spotty, turned horrible when the rain started coming down, and he slipped, which could have happened to anyone. Making it worse, though, is that he will take this loss on himself when he was the only reason the game had gone that far. He came back from a painful shoulder dislocation suffered only ten days ago, and played a fantastic match. His goal-line clearance of Giggs' scuffed shot was the stuff of legend. So hold your head up, John.
4. Didier Drogba is a petulant child. He is fantastic at putting the ball in the net, but he needs to go. Immediately. And to Italy.
5. Wes Brown may actually be my man of the match. Didn't think that would happen.