Manchester United forced table toppers Chelsea to a fascinating 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, remain unbeaten in two games under Michael Carrick.
The host dominated the first-half, sqaundering a couple of chances, with Hudson Odoi missing an open shot after the ball hit the leg of United’s goal-keeper David de Gea for a corner kick.
Despite starting the second period with similar levels of control, disaster struck for the home side just five minutes in when a mis-control on the halfway line from Jorginho played in Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford on the break. With all of the time in the world, Sancho slid the ball home beyond Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, giving the ‘Red Devils’ an unlikely lead early on in the second period.
The ‘Blues’ got their chance to level the scoreline in the 67th minute when Thiago Silva was clipped in the box by Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the full-back attempted to clear the ball, forcing referee Anthony Taylor to award a penalty. The subsequent spot-kick was coolly slotted home by Jorginho, who made up for his earlier mistake and levelled proceedings.
Despite piling on the pressure, Chelsea found it difficult to break down a solid United rearguard as the second half wore on, seeing the title contenders collect only a point.
Thomas Tuchel’s men will be disappointed to not find a winning goal in the midst of their many periods of pressure. However, the hard-fought draw may not come as a surprise as the ‘Blues’ are now winless in their last eight Premier League games against Manchester United.