Manchester United prepared for the arrival of interim manager Ralf Rangnick by earning a battling point against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
United, under the caretaker charge of Michael Carrick with Ragnick’s appointment expected to be confirmed imminently, kept Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench and mounted a largely rearguard action until Jadon Sancho hit Chelsea on the break five minutes after half-time.
Sancho pounced on poor control from Jorginho to race clear and beat Edouard Mendy with a composed finish after the hosts had dominated possession.
Chelsea were stung into action and Jorginho made amends for his error when he equalised from the spot in the 69th minute after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva.
United survived in relative comfort apart from a big late chance for Antonio Rudiger and will regard this as a welcome point in tough territory after a succession of Premier League horror shows led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.
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- 6Thiago Silva
- 24JamesBooked at 53mins
- 5JorginhoBooked at 90mins
- 3AlonsoSubstituted forMountat 78′minutes
- 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forPulisicat 78′minutes
- 11WernerSubstituted forLukakuat 82′minutes
- 1de Gea
- 3BaillyBooked at 90mins
- 39McTominayBooked at 45mins
- 18Bruno FernandesBooked at 77minsSubstituted forvan de Beekat 89′minutes
- 25SanchoSubstituted forCristiano Ronaldoat 64′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10RashfordBooked at 49minsSubstituted forLingardat 77′minutes
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 34van de Beek
- Anthony Taylor
Match ends, Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1.
Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Manchester United 1.
Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christian Pulisic with a cross.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United).
Eric Bailly (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Jorginho (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jorginho (Chelsea).
Donny van de Beek (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jesse Lingard (Manchester United).
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Thiago Silva.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt blocked. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.
Substitution, Manchester United. Donny van de Beek replaces Bruno Fernandes.
Attempt saved. Fred (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.
Attempt missed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) with an attempt from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Eric Bailly.
Substitution, Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku replaces Timo Werner.
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