Ronaldo’s goal force Chelsea to a draw at Old Trafford

Nemanja Matic (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo (R)Image credit: Getty Images

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Premier League, Old Trafford: Manchester United 1 (Ronaldo 62’), Chelsea 1 (Alonso 60)

By Our Sports Desk

Manchester United played out their fourth successive draw against Chelsea in the Premier League, as it finished 1-1 at Old Trafford in an encounter where the visitors’ deserved more.

Chelsea dominated proceedings in the first-half, as they had 11 shots compared to United’s 3, and Thomas Tuchel’s side should’ve been in front at the break.

The best chance of the first period fell to Kai Havertz, but the forward’s effort from inside the area was saved well by David De Gea at close-range.

Chelsea eventually did take the lead midway through the second half, as Marcos Alonso’s volleyed effort from inside the box found the bottom corner.

However, within a minute, United hit back at the other end, as Cristiano Ronaldo struck from inside the box at a tight angle to get his 23rd goal of the season.

Chelsea then had a chance to win it with ten minutes to play, as Reece James’ curling effort came back off the frame of the goal. Ralf Rangnick’s side held firm to secure the draw, and put an end to their two-game losing streak.

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