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Manchester United fans will very chuffed with that result but Chelsea fans and Jose Mourinho will be wondering if they should rather press for a second goal in big games and not sit back and defend.
Honours even between the student (Jose) and the master (Van Gaal).
Tonight's draw is only the third time all season that Chelsea have not won.
Stay tuned to Sport24 on web and mobile for all the follow up to this brilliant match!
Robin van Persie equalises for Man Utd right at the death!… http://t.co/VWuhpOlTO1— Footy Vines (@Footy_Vines) October 26, 2014
Robin van Persie equalises for Man Utd right at the death!… http://t.co/VWuhpOlTO1
That's all folks!
Robin Van Persie nets in the last minute of injury time to earn Manchester United a point and much needed credibility!
United were poor in the second but Chelsea never pushed for the second...they might not regret this in the long run but they should've pushed for a second goal!
Ivanovic is gone!
Only one minute to go but Chelsea are down to 10 men!
Hazard is booked!
It's six for Chelsea today, they'll gladly pay the FA fine if they leave with all three points!
86' Chelsea win the free kick as John Terry is manhandled by RVP.
Poor from the skipper to give away a foul with so few minutes left on the clock!
84' Corner won by United.
Delivery is poor! Straight at the keeper!
United's set pieces have been quite awful today!
Man Utd have completed 90% of their passes in the second half but there's not much threatening the Chelsea box. pic.twitter.com/fy4AVAKvzw— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 26, 2014
Man Utd have completed 90% of their passes in the second half but there's not much threatening the Chelsea box. pic.twitter.com/fy4AVAKvzw
PIC: United's assistant coach Ryan Giggs and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho patrol the touchline. #mufclive pic.twitter.com/bj7DQ2fC4d— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 26, 2014
PIC: United's assistant coach Ryan Giggs and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho patrol the touchline. #mufclive pic.twitter.com/bj7DQ2fC4d
80' ANOTHER HALF chance for the home side.
James Wilson's looping header flies over the bar.
Not a bad effort from the near post by the youngster.
79' Januzaj shoots wide!
Good chance for Januzaj but his effort is well wide!
Old Trafford crowd roar their side on!
RVP denied again!
Tight angle but Courtois saves well!
The man with the hair* is yellow carded for impeding national teammate Eden Hazard!
*that's Fellaini obviously
76' Shouts for handball but Phil Dowd says "Not today"...
Van Persie's effort blocked by a wall of blue!
74' This match is drifting away much like the weekend...
Nothing United or the work-force can do to stop the inevitable!
Daley Blind has completed 100% of his passes in the second half.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 26, 2014
Daley Blind has completed 100% of his passes in the second half.
71' Shaw wins the corner.
Easily, and I mean easily, dealt with by Chelsea.
Blues surge forward in attack...
70' Only 20 minutes to go...
No real chances in this half for United...
68' Game almost done there!
Ivanovic's cross/shot flies across the face of goal!
United make a change and it's youth star James Wilson on for ex-Chelsea man Juan Mata.
Wouldn't it be something if he grabs the equaliser!
Di Maria's free kick doesn't enter the box...corner to United!
Corner is drilled into the area by Di Maria but it goes out for goal kick!
64' Ivanovic sees yellow for...nothing.
Shocking call by the ref!
63' Manchester United have scored just TWO goals in the last 30 minutes all season.
Is this game over?
Now Mikel being prepared to come on...
61' Oscar into the book for a lunge on Smalling.
Needless tackle in the opposition half!
Cesc Fabregas has now been involved in nine goals (one goal, eight assists) in nine league games for Chelsea.
Good finish Van Persie http://t.co/4eHzDvUhd8— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) October 26, 2014
Good finish Van Persie http://t.co/4eHzDvUhd8
58' The game has gone flat now...
No response from the Red Devils to that Drogba goal!
De Gea saves from a Willian thunderbolt!
Didier Drogba last scored a Premier League goal vs Stoke in a 1-0 win on March 10th 2012 (960 days ago). pic.twitter.com/jQBWtsSuSq— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 26, 2014
Didier Drogba last scored a Premier League goal vs Stoke in a 1-0 win on March 10th 2012 (960 days ago). pic.twitter.com/jQBWtsSuSq
55' Chelsea to park the bus?
Bit of possession for United now as Chelsea look to consolidate their lead.
Any way back for the hosts?
DROGBA scores from the resulting header!
Drogba pulls away from Rafael to head into the near post!
52' WHAT A SAVE!
De Gea saves from a wonder run from Hazard!
51' Corner is cleared but in the follow up Fellaini shoots wide.
Decent enough chance but the Chelsea defenders did enough to put off the man with the hair...
50' Corner to United.
Willian blocks Januzaj's cross for United's first corner!
49' Big chance gone for Chelsea!
Ivanovic runs onto a Drogba pass and he slips the cross to Hazard.
Mad scramble in the box but Rafael clears the danger!
46' United trying to play out from the back but Smalling's hoofed pass upfield goes out.
Poor from the England international there!
Jose's out of the tunnel and we're close to the match getting back underway!
Come on lads, score some goals!
BIG HIT ON CESC...by the ref!
SIT DOWN FABREGAS https://t.co/ANA9O7HObC— Football Vines (@FootballVines) October 26, 2014
SIT DOWN FABREGAS https://t.co/ANA9O7HObC
45 MINUTES TO FIND A WINNER:
Who will go on to grab this game but the scruff of the neck.
Manchester United were marginally the stronger in the first half.
With both Rafael and Matic both on yellows, could this match finish 10 vs 10?
Who's your money on?
FULL TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 CHELSEA.
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 CHELSEA. Courtois saves Fellaini's shot only for VAN PERSIE to rifle the rebound home.
Ivanovic is shown a second yellow card and is off.
A third and final change by Chelsea as Willian makes way for Kurt Zouma.
Chelsea bring on Andre Schurrle for Hazard.
Another booking - this time the yellow card is for Hazard.
United are seeing a lot of the ball in the closing stages but they're doing very little with it.
This has been a great second-half display by Chelsea considering they are without the likes of Loic Remy and Diego Costa.
United substitute Wilson loops a header onto the roof of Courtois' net.
Shaw sets up Van Persie whose shot is kept out by the legs of Courtois.
Fellaini becomes the seventh player to go into the referee's notebook after he stupidly hauled the rampaging Hazard back.
Matic blocks Van Persie's shot and the Chelsea man is winded before eventually being able to continue.
Chelsea appear to be cruising to yet another victory, while United have run out of ideas.
Shaw battles well to win a corner for United but it comes to nothing.
There's no sign of United fashioning an equaliser, Chelsea are very comfortable now.
United make a change as James Wilson replaces Mata.
Branislav Ivanovic becomes the fifth Chelsea player to be booked.
Chelsea bring John Obi Mikel on for Oscar.
United have been woeful since the break, having played so well in the first period.
Oscar is the latest player to be booked for hacking Smalling down.
De Gea has to be alert to keep Willian's 30-yard effort out.
Now they're ahead, Chelsea have slowed the pace of the game down.
John Terry clears Rafael's low cross away from danger as United try to hit back.
It's a deserved goal for Chelsea as they've improved dramatically since the interval.
MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 CHELSEA. DROGBA gets above Rafael and powers a header from Fabregas' corner past De Gea.
The ball breaks to Fellaini on the edge of the area, but the Belgian slices his shot wide.
When Mata tries to burst forward, Fabregas hacks him down and is booked.
United have made a poor start to the second period, gifting possession to Chelsea and, as a result, struggling to get out of their own half.
Chelsea will surely be better in the second period after a lack-lustre first-half display from Mourinho's side.
Chelsea get the second half underway.
HALF TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 CHELSEA.
Now it's United's turn to attack as Adnan Januzaj's rasping left-footed drive flies narrowly high and wide.
De Gea saves Drogba's low shot with his legs after Oscar had got to the byline and pulled the ball back for the veteran striker.
Matic is booked for bringing Van Persie down.
Cesc Fabregas' free-kick beats everybody only to eventually go past David de Gea's post.
Willian looks set to break free but Smalling recovers well to stop the Brazilian.
Chelsea are struggling to contain United who are enjoying another good spell.
Di Maria needs some treatment but the Argentinian is eventually able to return to the fray.
There's no quarter asked by both teams and the match is really on a knife-edge.
Willian beats Luke Shaw but United's left-back responds well to eventually get back and dispossess the Brazilian.
Fellaini does really well yet again as he breaks up a promising Chelsea attack.
Van Persie beats the offside trap but Thibaut Courtois races off his line to smother the Dutchman's effort.
Drogba clips Juan Mata as United try to launch a counter-attack and is shown the second yellow card of the match.
Drogba has the beating of Smalling in the air but is quite isolated in Chelsea's attack for the time being.
Branislav Ivanovic has to be alert as he heads Angel Di Maria's dangerous cross away.
Fellaini has been everywhere in the first 15 minutes, surely he can't keep this pace up?
Chelsea are enjoying a good spell and win two more corners that United deal with.
Rafael is booked for hauling Hazard back.
Chelsea keep possession for a while in an attempt to slow the pace of the match down.
It's been a very open start to the match with United looking dangerous every time they attack.
Fellaini is playing like a man possessed and he gets in a superb tackle inside his own penalty area to dispossess Eden Hazard.
United create the first clear opening but Robin van Persie mishits his shot before Fellaini's attempted back-heel is blocked.
Chelsea win two early corners but United defend them both well, Fellaini heading the second one clear.
Chris Smalling fouls Drogba who has made a lively start for the visitors.
Phil Dowd blows his whistle to get the match underway.
Loic Remy and Diego Costa are injured but Didier Drogba is in Chelsea's line-up as is Filipe Luis. Cesar Azpilicueta is suspended after being sent off in last week's victory at Crystal Palace.
Marouane Fellaini starts for United while Radamel Falcao is injured and misses out.
Chelsea line-up: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Januzaj, Di Maria, Mata, van Persie.
Eighth-placed Manchester United take on unbeaten Premier League leaders Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
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