Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea being played at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.
This was Aneesh Dey bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates of the clash. That''s all for tonight. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.
Full-time ! (Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea)
90+3' The ball ends up with Mendy and Chelsea is safe for now.
90+3' Ronaldo does well to win a corner in the final minute of stoppage time.
90+1 Man United Sub: IN- Alejandro Garnacho OUT- Anthony Elanga.
Three added minutes!
88' Rudiger catches Elanga and Man United players want referee Mike Dean to show the second yellow. But Mike Dean keeps his cards in his pocket.
87' Booking- Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger becomes the first player to see yellow for the night.
83' Elanga does well to keep his balance and get out of a crowded position. He is ultimately fouled by Rudiger and it is a Man United freekick.
82' Chelsea Sub: IN- Ruben Loftus-Cheek OUT- N'Golo Kante.
81' Block- James' shot is blocked by Telles.
80' Off the post- Reece James opens up his body and tries to place the ball at the far-corner of De Gea's goal but the ball clips the outside of the post and goes out of play.
79' Man United Subs: IN- Phil Jones and Juan Mata OUT- Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford.
78' Ronaldo takes a shot which is saved by Mendy but the Portuguese was offside when he made his run.
75' Jorginho seems to have taken a knock and he would require some medical attention.
72' James has been almost unstoppable on the right flank. He has been delivering quality balls inside the box from the opening minutes of the match.
70' Chelsea Subs: IN- Romelu Lukaku and Christian Pulisic OUT- Kai Havertz and Timo Werner
68' Chelsea on the front foot again after conceding the quick equalizer.
67' An altercation between Matic and James at the touchline. James claimed Matic had stepped on him. It is resolved fairly quickly. The match has heated up.
62' GOOAAAAL! UNITED EQUALIZES!! IT IS RONALDO!! Matic does well to find Ronaldo with a defence splitting pass and Ronaldo lashes the ball inside the net beating Mendy at his near-post. It is Ronaldo's first goal against Chelsea in the Premier League.
60' GOOOAAAL! CHELSEA FINALLY SCORES!! IT IS ALONSO!! Havertz flicked the ball to Alonso who had time and space to take the shot. His first-time volley is accurate as it finally beats De Gea rocks the bottom-right corner of the net.
59' Telles blocks James' cross and it is another corner for Chelsea.
57' Thiago tries to find James with a long ball but overhits his pass and the ball goes out for a United goalkick.
54' Azpilicueta touches the ball with his hands and it is a United freekick.
53' Mount flashes a ball across the face of goal and all Werner needed to do was get a touch. However, the German could not as Chelsea's search for the first goal continues.
49' Chelsea with a 3 vs 2 counter attack but it does not result in anything as Havertz could not find Kante with his final pass. Havertz could have gone for the easier pass to Werner but the angle would have been too acute for a shot.
48' Matic sends a cross across goal aiming to find Ronaldo but the latter cannot go for the ball.
Second half is underway!
HT Update: The fans making their wish clear. There was a protest before the match against the Glazers and a lot of United fans entered the venue 17 minutes later as a mark of protest towards the 17-year-old reign of the Glazers Family.
45' Half-time! (Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea)
44' James' delivery into the box from the freekick is headed away by Ronaldo.
43' Mctominay catches Mount late and it a Chelsea freekick in a dangerous area.
41' Fernandes finds himself with time and space to shoot but decides to pass to Ronaldo. But the move breaks down after Ronaldo is found to be offside when the ball was played to him.
39' Shot- Rudiger with an ambitious effort from distance but the ball skies above De Gea's goal and into the Stretford end.
36' Save- Jorginho with a brilliant cross to find Havertz. Havertz gets a solid connection with his head but De Gea with another save to keep the match goalless for now. Where would Man United be without him?
31' De Gea saves another shot by Werner but this time, it wouldn't have counted as the assistant had raised his flag for offside.
30' James flashes the ball across the six-yard box. Alonso had the best chance to get a touch but cannot.
29' United's defence till now has been a treasure chest without a lock- Chelsea has constantly opened it up but finishing has been an issue for the Blues.
28' Save- Havertz is clear on goal again and dispatches a venomous shot but De Gea is there to make a great save.
27' Kante finds Havertz with a well-measured pass. Havertz goes for the selfish route and tries to beat De Gea on his near-post but hits the side-netting. Havertz had options in the middle.
24' Dalot does well to match Werner's pace on the left. Werner goes for a cross but it is blocked well.
22' United are constantly being exposed on the right side. This time, Mount makes a penetrating run and tries to find Havertz in the middle. But De Gea is alert and gets to the ball before the German.
21' United tries to build a patient attack but it breaks down after Telles fails to find Ronaldo with an aerial ball. Mendy with an easy catch.
20' Rashford is back up and is okay to continue.
19' Rashford is down on the ground. The reason is unclear as of now.
18' United with a chance to counter after Rashford took the ball from Jorginho but the former's final pass did not find a United shirt.
16' A nervy moment for Chelsea as Mendy was way off his line and Rudiger was being pressed. But Chelsea does well to play out the ball from the tense situation.
13' The ball sat up nicely and Ronaldo goes for the spectacular. It would have been a great goal but the connection isn't ideal and the ball goes out for a Chelsea goalkick.
13' Rashford does well to jostle with Azpilicueta and force a corner. Better approach play from United.
11' Chelsea with most of the ball as of now. United players haven't got a proper feel of the ball yet.
10' Rudiger finds Havertz with a lovely pass. The German tries to control it but his first touch lets him down as the ball goes out for a goalkick.
10' Telles finds Fernandes with a cross. The Portuguese guides the ball towards goal with his head but it is a weak header and it is an easy catch for Mendy.
8' Save- Mount finds James on the right who was in acres of space. James shoots but his shot is blocked. United really needs to sort out its defensive issues, especially on the right.
6' Shot- Werner takes a shot on the turn after being picked out by James. De Gea catches the ball confidently. United's leaky defence is evident from the play inside these opening minutes.
5' Shot- James with a stinging shot from distance and De Gea does well to punch it away.
5' Werner tries to find a Chelsea shirt with a cross from the right flank but it is a weak ball and ends up with De Gea.
4' Block- Mount, who finds himself with a lot of room, takes a shot from outside the box, but it is blocked.
3' First freekick of the game as Matic brings down Jorginho.
2' Alonso finds Havertz on the left flank with a clever flick but the latter cannot keep possession as Lindelof snatches the ball from him.
12:15 am: And we are underway!
12:00 am: Kick-off just 15 minutes away!
11:45 pm: What is Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel saying before the match?
11:30 pm: Head to head record!
Chelsea edges the head-to-head record in the Premier League with 18 victories compared to Man United's 17. 24 matches have ended in a draw.
11:17 pm: Starting lineups are out!
Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1) De Gea(GK), Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles, Mctominay, Matic, Elanga, Fernandes(c), Rashford, Ronaldo.
Manager: Ralf Rangnick.
Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy(GK), Azpilicueta(c), Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Manager: Thomas Tuchel.
11:00 pm: Form guide of both teams (Last five matches)
Man United last five matches
- Lost 3-1 vs Arsenal (Premier League)
- Lost 4-0 vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- Won 3-2 vs Norwich (Premier League)
- Lost 1-0 vs Everton (Premier League)
- Drew 1-1 vs Leicester City (Premier League)
Chelsea last five matches
- Won 1-0 vs West Ham (Premier League)
- Lost 4-2 vs Arsenal (Premier League)
- Won 2-0 vs Crystal Palace (F.A Cup semi final)
- Won 3-2 vs Madrid (But lost 5-4 on aggregate) vs Real Madrid (Champions League quarterfinal leg 2)
- Won 6-0 vs Southampton (Premier League)
Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire will miss its Premier League game with Chelsea due to a knee issue while winger Jadon Sancho has also been ruled out with tonsillitis, interim boss Ralf Rangnick said on Wednesday.
United, whose hopes of finishing in the top-four were dealt a massive blow on Saturday following its 3-1 loss to Arsenal, could also be missing right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka when it welcomes third-placed Chelsea to Old Trafford on Thursday.
Rangnick's side is also without the injured Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Fred but the German said he wanted the sixth-placed team to finish the season strongly even though Champions League qualification is out of its hands.
"We have four more games to play, the next two are at home and we'll try to get as many points and win as many games as we possibly can," Rangnick told reporters.
"In order to do that, we need to play on the best level we can. Chelsea are a good team but we know that if we play well, it's possible to win tomorrow. I don't think it makes sense to speculate about the Champions League.
"We need to be realistic. Even if we win all four games it's not in our hands, what is in our hands is how we play, our level of performance. It's important for this season to finish on the best possible note."
United last week appointed Ajax Amsterdam boss Erik ten Hag as its new head coach to succeed Rangnick from the end of this season and the caretaker said the players had to make a good impression.
"Obviously, if results are not going well and we lost three of the last four games, the morale, energy in the locker room isn't as good as it would be," Rangnick said.
"Still, we have to perform, this is what we're getting paid for, it's important for the players, knowing the new manager, to show we are able to beat a team like Chelsea, this is our job... this is what we have been working for."
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