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EPL: Jorginho salvages draw for Chelsea against Manchester United

Posted By : Vincent Ashitey
Jorginho
Jorginho

Jorginho was villain and hero, giving away a goal and then equalizing for Chelsea against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

After Chelsea dominated the first half, where Antonio Rudiger went closest to scoring with a rocket from 25 yards which David de Gea tipped against the crossbar, the Italian midfielder gifted United the lead five minutes after the break.

As a corner was cleared, Jorginho went to control the ball on the halfway line but his poor touch gave Jaden Sancho the ball and he ran through on goal before sliding a shot past Edouard Mendy.

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Chelsea were back level midway through the half when Aaron Wan-Bissaka brought down Thiago Silva in the box and Jorginho sent the United keeper the wrong way from the spot.

TALKING POINT - A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE

Though United were dominated throughout the first half, in the forward line of Marcus Rashford and Jaden Sancho there seems the glimpse of the forward line Ralf Rangnick will want to impose at Old Trafford. And for ten minutes or so after United scored they looked a vibrant force competing on equal terms with the Blues.

Much of this was due to the tenacious running of the forwards with their team in and out of possession, most dramatically seen with the goal where they put Jorginho under pressure and took advantage of his error.

Mason Greenwood will be able to perform such a role. Edison Cavani will too when fit (if not for 90 minutes perhaps). Cristiano Ronaldo is another matter though.

His lack of desire to chase Christian Pulisic almost led to a Chelsea goal with the last kick, is emblemic of what he will not do for United and what Rangnick will want from his players.

It is not hard to foresee a selection drama not long after the German boss gets his feet under the desk at Carrington.

Source: Eurosport