Casemiro’s looping stoppage-time header gave Manchester United a deserved level in a dramatic finale towards Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Jorginho’s late penalty seemed to have given Chelsea a slender win when he despatched goalkeeper David de Gea the fallacious manner from the spot after substitutes Scott McTominay and Armando Broja tangled at a nook three minutes from time.
Defeat would have been harsh on United however they bought the reward their efficiency merited when Casemiro rose to satisfy Luke Shaw’s cross deep into six minutes of stoppage time, Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga getting a fingertip contact however unable to cease the ball crossing the road because it bounced again off the within of the submit.
United, with Cristiano Ronaldo neglected of the squad as a disciplinary measure following his refusal to come back on as an alternative within the win towards Tottenham, had the higher probabilities as they dominated the primary half.
Erik ten Hag’s facet had been properly on high and way more harmful, Kepa saving properly from Marcus Rashford and Antony, the latter additionally lacking an amazing probability when clear by way of.
The second half was nearer and concluded with that frantic end, however the principle fear for United now could be an harm to defender Raphael Varane, who left the pitch in tears as he clearly fears for his World Cup probabilities with France.
Disappointment for Chelsea & Potter
Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter will need to have thought he was on the best way to his second victory over United this season after Jorginho calmly slotted house late on.
Potter, who received at Old Trafford with Brighton on the opening weekend, was additionally set to see his facet earn a sixth successive clear sheet in all competitions till that late Casemiro intervention.
In actuality, nonetheless, Chelsea would have been lucky to win. Indeed, so outmanoeuvred had been they within the first half that Potter was compelled right into a tactical reshuffle to bolster his struggling midfield after solely 36 minutes, Mateo Kovacic approaching for Marc Cucurella.
Chelsea had been grateful to goalkeeper Kepa in that interval however they improved after the break – albeit they had been nonetheless unable to pressure De Gea into any severe work, the one anxious second for the guests coming when Trevoh Chalobah’s header glanced off the highest of the bar.
The hosts finally might muster simply two photographs on track in a sport that did not live as much as its billing – however there will probably be actual disappointment that they may not shut out the win after taking the lead so late.
Potter was at the least capable of keep his unbeaten document as Chelsea supervisor however it might have been a lot extra satisfying.
Man Utd boss Ten Hag will be glad
Ten Hag will probably be pleased with some extent after coming near leaving with nothing. When the mud settles, nonetheless, he’ll know this was a missed alternative.
Rashford and Antony ought to every have performed higher when clear by way of and it seemed like they’d pay for his or her profligacy earlier than the excellent Casemiro’s first objective for the club offered the sting within the tail.
Ten Hag would have been bitterly pissed off at McTominay’s rash tangle with Broja to concede the penalty and it was no shock that the Scotland midfielder embraced Casemiro in sheer reduction on the finish.
United’s supervisor has introduced clear enhancements to the team, who now press extra successfully and play with extra depth.
He has additionally dealt firmly and strongly with Ronaldo’s insubordination, leaving him out of the squad right here to ship a transparent message clear that there’ll solely be one man making the selections at Old Trafford.
However, United will fear about Varane, who collapsed with what seemed like a muscle harm as he went to problem Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The defender’s tearful response clearly suggests it’s a drawback that threatens his World Cup probabilities.
More to comply with.
- 6Thiago Silva
- 32CucurellaSubstituted forKovacicat 36′minutes
- 5JorginhoBooked at 90mins
- 12Loftus-CheekSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 79′minutes
- 17SterlingSubstituted forBrojaat 79′minutes
- 9AubameyangSubstituted forPulisicat 74′minutes
- 1de Gea
- 19VaraneSubstituted forLindelöfat 60′minutes
- 6MartínezBooked at 90mins
- 23ShawBooked at 90mins
- 14EriksenSubstituted forMcTominayat 80′minutes
- 21dos SantosBooked at 32mins
- 8Bruno Fernandes
- 25SanchoSubstituted forFredat 52′minutesBooked at 86mins
- 10RashfordSubstituted forElangaat 81′minutes
Match ends, Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1.
Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1.
Offside, Chelsea. Christian Pulisic tries a by way of ball, however Armando Broja is caught offside.
Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United) is proven the yellow card for extreme celebration.
Goal! Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1. Casemiro (Manchester United) header from the centre of the field to the underside left nook. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a cross.
Jorginho (Chelsea) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Anthony Elanga (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jorginho (Chelsea).
Anthony Elanga (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Mason Mount (Chelsea).
Foul by Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United).
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the appropriate wing.
Luke Shaw (Manchester United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Attempt missed. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Diogo Dalot with a cross.
Goal! Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0. Jorginho (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a proper footed shot to the underside proper nook.
Fred (Manchester United) is proven the yellow card.
Penalty conceded by Scott McTominay (Manchester United) after a foul within the penalty space.
Penalty Chelsea. Armando Broja attracts a foul within the penalty space.
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Luke Shaw.
Substitution, Manchester United. Anthony Elanga replaces Marcus Rashford.
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