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Chelsea vs Manchester United: What a tight draw as both teams failed to claim the three points

Chelsea were dominating the ball possession against Manchester United getting many chances but failed to convert them as they ended up settling for a tight draw.

Manchester United put their anxieties aside to earn a 1-1 draw against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with Jadon Sancho scoring a breakaway goal that was balanced out by a Jorginho penalty.

Chelsea were dominating against a United side playing their first Premier League encounter under caretaker manager Michael Carrick since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's resignation last weekend, despite being under strain following Manchester City and Liverpool both won earlier in the weekend.

However, five minutes after the resumption, the Blues were penalised for failing to convert possession into goals when United cleared a Chelsea free kick and Jorginho, alone at the halfway line, miscontrolled the high ball, allowing Sancho to speed past him and beat the hapless Edouard Mendy.

The goal against the run of play stunned Chelsea, however Jorginho made amends in the 69th minute when he coolly scored a penalty following Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva.

The hosts substituted Romelu Lukaku, who had returned from injury, for the final 10 minutes, but they were unable to break through United's defense.

After a Mendy blunder, Fred had United's best late chance to snatch a victory, however he squandered his chance. Then, with virtually the last kick of the match, Antonio Rudiger, who had hit the crossbar in the first half, missed with a volley.

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said BBC radio, "We were the superior team, we were the team who committed in this game to win."

"From the opening to the final minute, we attempted to win. Except for one, we had complete control. We took care of it. We returned... There is nothing to be concerned about."

Following Chelsea built up 24 shots to United's three, United goalkeeper David de Gea, who made a run of saves to keep his team in the game, sounded relieved.

"I was sensing threat on the field, in the goal, for virtually the entire match," De Gea told Sky Sports. "We fought effectively, they missed good opportunities, and we took advantage of the one they gave us. It is not enough to draw, but it is a significant point at the moment."

Chelsea now sit a point ahead of Manchester City and two ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League table. United is 12 points below Chelsea in ninth place.

Carrick kept Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench in the first half as he tried to frustrate Chelsea with a defensive strategy, however he brought him on in the second half.

Following the club announced that German coach Ralf Rangnick will take over as interim manager until the end of the season, the former United player appears to be on his way out.

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