Manchester United and Chelsea had to share the spoils after an intense contest at Old Trafford. Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso fired the Blues in front but Cristiano Ronaldo bagged his first Premier League goal against Chelsea to make it 1-1.
The Blues were on top of the game for the majority of an hour and were rewarded after Marcos Alonso fired home to beat De Gea insdie the box.
Tuchel’s men could not celebrate their lead for long as Cristiano Ronaldo burst into the Blues box to beat Mendy from close range.
Chelsea have still not beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford in 9 years.
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That’s it. United were much improved in the second half, especially after going behind … but Chelsea will wonder how they didn’t convert all that possession into victory
The only time Cristiano Ronaldo has scored Chelsea is in the UEFA Champions League final in 2008.
Goal! Man United 1-1 Chelsea
Matic nips in and shovels a first-time pass down the inside-right channel, releasing Ronaldo into the box. Ronaldo puts his laces through the dropping ball, and sends it screeching past Mendy. A fine goal, out of absolutely nowhere!
Goal! Man United 0-1 Chelsea
The ball’s recycled down the right for James, who has all the time in the world to size up a cross. In it goes. Havertz flicks on towards Alonso, on the left-hand edge of the six-yard box. Alonso meets the dropping ball with a gorgeous volley that curls across De Gea and into the bottom right! It’s fair to say that had been coming.
We are back for the second 45! Who will come out victorious in this encounter?
Chelsea have been the better side in the game. Man United have been second to most of the balls and that would be a lot for Ralf Rangnick to talk about at half time. The game remains Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea.
And we are underway at the Theatre of Dreams. Can Chelsea produce their first victory on this ground for the first time since 2013?
United Fans Protest
Ralf Rangnick gives a nod for four youth players to be on the bench as a result of the Red Devil’s growing injury list. Ronaldo leads the lines while Jesse Lingard is out of the squad as a result of personal reasons.
Antonio Rudiger and Reece James are back for the Blues as they line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Lukaku is on the bench against his former side as the German pair of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner lead the attack for Chelsea.