Manchester City's Wayne Bridge and Chelsea's John Terry were the only two not to greet each other during the traditional handshake on the field before the match. There was eye contact between the two footballers, and both hands were outstretched.
But Bridge trailed his hand underneath the hand of his former best friend and former England captain.
Today was the first time Bridge and Terry had shared a football field since revelations emerged of the Chelsea captain's alleged affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the mother of Bridge's young son.
There had been boos for Bridge and cheers for Terry from the Chelsea supporters when their names had been read out.
'Team Terry' emblazoned clothing was also available outside Stamford Bridge.