Hope is a relatively luxurious word for fans Manchester United while watching the first half of the home team’s match against Chelsea within the framework of the Premier League. Despite being kicked at home, the Red Devils almost did not have any impressions against the opponent who played fiercely.
Chelsea’s possession rate is up to 65%. The away team besieged goalkeeper De Gea’s goal and made a variety of attack plans. Not only frontline players like Timo Werner or Kai Havertz, defenders like Reece James, Alonso or Rudiger are also ready to threaten Man United.
Chelsea created great pressure
In the opposite direction, the home team faced many difficulties in getting on the ball. The fierce and well-organized close situations from Chelsea make Man United rarely have a coordinated phase in the opponent’s half. Everything is so deadlocked Ronaldo have to go very deep to find the ball.
But when everyone thought that the goal against Man United was just a matter of time, they kept a clean sheet until the end of the first 45 minutes. It was the first “miracle” at Old Trafford. The person who makes the difference is none other than goalkeeper De Gea. He saved at least 2 visible goals for the home team during the first half.
De Gea must be angry with Man United defenders
However, De Gea, no matter how hard he tried, could not fully protect the goal when the Man United defense was still playing too indiscriminately. Minutes after the second half started, from the right cross, Alonso escaped to receive the ball in the far post.
The Spanish defender finished a dangerous cross to beat De Gea to open the scoring. In this phase, Dalot was completely disoriented and let the opponent too comfortably shoot.
Alonso opened the scoring for Chelsea
Many Man United fans have thought of another defeat for the home team. A team that is tired both mentally and physically, and attacks very lack of ideas, is there any hope to turn the situation around?
In the midst of many difficulties, the second “miracle” appeared. The name that brings hope to the Red Devils is also very familiar: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Receiving a delicate ball from Matic’s feet, CR7 fired a shot from the left, not giving goalkeeper Mendy a chance to save. Ronaldo’s goal not only helped Man United level the score at 1-1, but also brought an important mental medicine.
Ronaldo leveled the score
CR7 has scored 8 goals against the top 5 teams in the Premier League this season
In the remaining minutes, the home team players played more passionately, especially in defense. Plus some adjustments from coach Rangnick, Man United kept the score 1-1 until the end of the match.
Another exhausting match of Ronaldo – who is 37 years old.
1 point cannot help the Red Devils break through the rankings. The Champions League ticket seems to be out of their reach. However, the Old Trafford team has brought more optimistic signals than the 2 defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal. Red Devils fans are given renewed faith, albeit a fragile one, of a better prospect for the next season.
Result: Man United 1-1 Chelsea
Man United: Ronaldo 62′
Chelsea: Alonso 60′
Man United: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles, McTominay, Matic, Elanga, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo
Chelsea: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Werner, Havertz
Premier League table
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