While Chelsea looked much better and dominated possession throughout the first 45 minutes, Jadon Sancho scored – his second for the club – to give United the advantage in the second half. Michael Carrick dropped Cristian Ronaldo on the Reds bench against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but the courageous move seemed justified when United took a one-goal lead.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s reckless challenge on Thiago Silva shortly after Sancho’s goal would, however, give Chelsea a penalty.
With the scoring tier, both teams looked for a match winner as the match reached the final stages, but the points were split.
“Slightly disappointed to be honest. We went ahead. We came here to win the game. Going up 1-0 and being taken out is disappointing. This intention and this hunger summed up us today. We knew it was ‘It will be fluid football at times, but we were ready to dig in,’ interim manager Carrick said.
The interim appointment of Ralf Rangnick to the club is now imminent and should be formalized on Monday.
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