Injury-time equaliser helps Man United draw at Chelsea | Football News

United clinched a point against Chelsea in dramatic fashion as Casemiro headed in his first goal for the club

Casemiro scored a dramatic equalizer in injury time to help Manchester United earn a point away from Chelsea in the battle for fourth place.

Saturday’s Premier League game was going on a goalless draw before Jorginho netted a penalty in the 87th minute.

Chelsea looked set to take all three points in a close match with neither side creating any significant scoring opportunities until a frantic final 10 minutes.

However, Casemiro’s belated effort ensured the spoils were shared with Stamford Bridge.

Earlier, Manchester United had started as the better team in the first half, when Bruno Fernandes thrashed both Marcus Rashford and Antony with a number of clear chances in front of goal.

However, some silly finishes and a couple of impressive saves by Kepa Arrizabalaga meant United were unable to capitalize on their attacking advantage.

Chelsea were able to strengthen the game but had to wait until the 73rd minute before the end of the game, when Trevoh Chalobah headed the ball wide of the post.

In the final stages, there was a series of changes, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling being sent off.

Varane (centre) was substituted after an injury put his World Cup participation in doubt [Tony Obrien/Reuters]

Substitute Scott McTominay was awarded a penalty after fouling Armando Broja when the corner was taken. Jorginho stepped up and calmly converted that to get the Stamford Bridge audience to their feet.

However, in the 94th minute, Casemiro headed Manchester United’s first goal with a header that Arrizabalaga let the ball touch but could only push the ball wide of the post.

The goal-line technology kicked in and the referee blew a free-kick, sparking wild celebrations from the Manchester United players.

“I think it’s a fair result,” the United manager told the BBC after the game.

“I would be very disappointed if we went without points because we didn’t deserve it. At the end of a tough week, you take the points home.”

Potter, meanwhile, said his team could take “a lot of positives” from the game, adding, “Manchester United played better than us in the first 30 minutes, and we had to respond. , and I feel we’ve done it.”


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