Leaders Chelsea fell victim to a defensive display by Man Utd in one of the close football results of the weekend in the Premier League. The visitors took 21 minutes to have their first touch in the final third and 44 minutes to have their first touch in the Chelsea box. After the restart, United stunned Chelsea when Jadon Sancho was gifted the ball on the halfway line by Jorginho. He ran through on goal before sliding the ball past Mendy for his first Premier League goal. The midfielder redeemed himself when he slotted the penalty home past De Gea.
Chelsea: Mendy (6), Chalobah (7), Silva (7), Rudiger (7), James (7), Alonso (6), Jorginho (5), Loftus-Cheek (6), Ziyech (6), Hudson-Odoi (7), Werner (5)
Subs: Mount (6), Pulisic (5), Lukaku (n/a).
Man Utd: De Gea (7), Wan-Bissaka (4), Lindelof (6), Bailly (6), Telles (6), Fred (6), Matic (7), McTominay (8), Sancho (7), Fernandes (5), Rashford (6).
Subs: Ronaldo (5), Lingard (5), Van de Beek (n/a).
Man of the match: Scott McTominay
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “I’m absolutely happy. I was happy to coach the team, I saw a huge effort, big intensity, so many ball recoveries in the opponents’ half, put the pressure up high. We controlled the counter-attacks before they started, we were brave and courageous.”
Man Utd caretaker boss Michael Carrick: “I’m disappointed actually. When you are in front of a game like this to have it taken away is disappointing. I’m proud of the players and the group all week. In a difficult situation, we tried to make the best of it. But there is that little bitter feeling. We came to win the game. A little disappointed, I can’t lie.”
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