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Chelsea v Manchester United Live Commentary, 23/10/2022

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1 - 1
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MUN
Jorginho (87 pen)
Casemiro (90+4)
Stamford Bridge

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
Potter's unbeaten start at Chelsea now extends to eight games, and they stay in fourth, one point above United. Next up for them is Salzburg in the Champions League. United's own unbeaten run continues as well, as they haven't lost in six. They face Sheriff in the Europa League on Thursday.
Casemiro's stoppage-time header snatches a point for United in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. It took a long time for the game to open up, though Kepa made some great saves in the first half to deny Rashford and Kepa. Chelsea had the better of the second half though and came close through Chalobah when his thumping header smacked off the bar. Jorginho looked to have won it with an 87th-minute penalty after McTominay wrestled Broja to the floor, but Casemiro's header deep in stoppage time, which was given by goal-line technology, stopped the Blues from taking all three points.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 1-1 MANCHESTER UNITED.
Lisandro Martínez
Yellow Card
Manchester United
90' + 5' Martinez is shown a yellow card in the aftermath of the goal for his celebration.
L. Shaw
Assist
Manchester United
90' + 4' It's a great cross from Shaw as he hangs it up at the far post for Casemiro.
Casemiro
Goal
Manchester United
90' + 4' CASEMIRO EQUALISES! United's first two crosses are both cleared by Chelsea, but it's recycled down the left again. It's clipped into the far post by Shaw and Casemiro rises just in front of McTominay to guide his header back across goal. Kepa gets a hand to it to help it onto the post, but it bounces over the line before the keeper can stop it. 1-1!
Jorginho
Yellow Card
Chelsea
90' + 2' It's a brilliant run from Elanga down the left, and he dribbles past two Chelsea players before Jorginho swipes out his legs. It's a cynical one, and he's booked for it.
L. Shaw
Yellow Card
Manchester United
90' Shaw clipped Azpilicueta's heels in an attempt to stop his run. The referee played the advantage, but then pulled it back to show Shaw a yellow card for the challenge.
89' Straight from the kick-off, United work it upfield and Antony whips in a cross from the right. McTominay rises highest, but he can only glance his header wide of the far post.
Jorginho
Penalty Goal
Chelsea
87' JORGINHO SCORES! He had a long time to wait to step up to the spot, but it didn't bother him! He takes a long run-up before doing his trademark skip in front of the ball. De Gea dived to his right and the Italian fired his spot-kick into the other side of the net. 1-0 Chelsea!
Fred
Yellow Card
Manchester United
86' The whole United team are protesting against the penalty, but it's Fred's comments that cross a line and he's booked for dissent.
84' PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Chilwell swings the corner in and McTominay and Broja are tussling in the middle. The midfielder has his arms around Broja before letting go to clear his lines and the referee points straight to the spot.
83' McTominay stops Jorginho from passing it out from the back and Fernandes slides it across to Antony on the right. Again, the final ball into the box lets United down and Kepa comfortably clears.
A. Elanga
M. Rashford
Manchester United
80' And Elanga is also brought on in place of Rashford.
S. McTominay
C. Eriksen
Manchester United
80' United are making a double change of their own now. Eriksen goes off for McTominay.
C. Chukwuemeka
R. Loftus-Cheek
Chelsea
79' And Loftus-Cheek is also taken off and replaced by Chukwuemeka.
A. Broja
R. Sterling
Chelsea
79' Double change for Chelsea here as they look to get a late winner. Sterling is the first to make way, with Broja on for him.
78' United break quickly again, with Shaw in acres of space down the left, and he squares it into Fernandes on the edge of the D. He has three Chelsea players in front of him, so takes the shot first time, firing a wild effort high over the bar.
76' SAVE! Loftus-Cheek played it blind back to Silva and Fernandes sticks out a leg to block it. He's picked out again by Fred on the edge of the box and he fires a low shot towards the near post which Kepa has to tip wide.
C. Pulišić
P. Aubameyang
Chelsea
74' Chelsea are making their second change now as Pulisic comes on to replace Aubameyang.
73' OFF THE BAR! It's a better corner from Mount this time as he curls it into the far post. Loftus-Cheek goes down in the middle claiming he was tugged while Chalobah rises above Fred to thump a header on goal. De Gea was beaten and it smacks the top of the bar.
72' Still, Chelsea pile the pressure on United as they look for a breakthrough. Sterling links up well with Chilwell down the left to win a corner, but Mount's cross is cleared by Fernandes at the near post.
70' It's a great throughball from Jorginho to Mount on the edge of the box, and Fred can't intercept it. As Mount turns though, Martinez gets tight to him and prevents him from having a shot.
68' United can't get out at the moment as Chelsea up the pressure. Mount's cross is cleared by Martinez, but Sterling is straight onto the loose ball. Fernandes manages to intercept it, only to gift it straight back to the hosts.
66' Sterling gets the better of Shaw to clip a cross in from the byline, but Martinez steps in to block it. Chelsea quickly win it back and recycle it, this time managing to win a corner.
64' Fred leads the counter-attack for United but plays the square ball behind Antony. He manages to keep it alive, switching it took Eriksen who picks out Fred again, but his cross isn't near any of his team-mates.
62' Sterling cuts out a pass in midfield this time and bursts through United's half before peeling away to the left. He spins and tries to pick out Aubameyang with his cross, but Lindelof gets across to block it.
V. Lindelöf
R. Varane
Manchester United
60' Varane goes off the field in tears as he leaves with the medical team to go straight down the tunnel. Lindelof is on to replace him.
58' Varane jarred his knee in his attempts to cut out the throughball to Aubameyang and he still hasn't moved from where he went down. The physio is on to see to him, and Lindelof is warming up.
56' Varane is left on the floor as Aubameyang sprints past him, and he wrongfoots Martinez before pulling it back to Kovacic. He picks out Sterling with the cross, but his first touch is poor and it bounces up for Shaw to clear.
54' Shaw slides it down the left for Rashford, and Azpilicueta fails to cut it out again. He knocks it back to Fernandes, who is claiming his turn was blocked by Chalobah for a corner, but he doesn't get the decision.
Fred
J. Sancho
Manchester United
52' United are making their first change of the game now, and it's Sancho that's going off for Fred.
50' Loftus-Cheek has space on the edge of the box and he sets himself for the shot. Martinez sprints to close him down and gets enough on it to send it looping wide of the far post.
48' It's a hopeful long ball forward from Varane and Antony is chasing it for United. Kepa comes out of his box to clear it and just gets there in front of the Brazilian to coolly clear his lines.
46' Chelsea get us back underway for the second half!
Ten Hag will be pleased with how his side took the game to Chelsea from the start but frustrated that they haven't been able to take advantage of that. The change that Potter made, bringing on Kovacic, made Chelsea look a lot more secure and they looked a much bigger threat after his introduction. He'll be looking for a much better start to the second half.
It's goalless at the break between Chelsea and United. The visitors were putting Chelsea under pressure from the first whistle, and the Blues just couldn't cope with it. They couldn't take their chances though, with Kepa making some great saves to keep out Rashford and Antony. Aubameyang has come closest at the other end, rolling a shot just inches wide of the far post.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED.
45' WIDE! Martinez stoops to clear Azpilicueta's throughball and he ends up picking out Sancho. He tees up Antony, who has to take the shot first time on his right foot, and he rifles it just wide of the near post.
44' United lose the ball in their own half this time and it rolls down the right for Mount. He lifts an early cross into Sterling, who just manages to touch it to Aubameyang before Varane gets across to him, but the striker wasn't expecting it.
42' It's end-to-end stuff here at the moment, with Chilwell dragging Chelsea upfield this time. He lifts a lovely cross onto the penalty spot for Aubameyang and he stretches to bring it down, but his first touch falls kindly to De Gea.
40' It's a great run from Dalot down the right, but he plays his cross just behind Fernandes. Antony manages to keep hold of it, helping it onto Eriksen who hits the shot first time, but it flashes wide.
38' SO CLOSE! Shaw can't stop Kovacic's throughball from reaching Sterling on the edge of the box, and he touches it into Aubameyang. He doesn't get a lot of power on the shot, but De Gea is beaten, and it rolls millimetres wide of the far post.
M. Kovačić
Marc Cucurella
Chelsea
36' Chelsea are getting overrun in midfield, so Potter is making a change to try and stop that from happening. Kovacic comes on for Cucurella, with the Blues switching to four at the back.
35' Kepa goes long when he's closed down by Rashford and Mount glances it on before picking it up himself. He makes a good run down the left and clips a good cross into the middle, but can only pick out Martinez.
33' SAVE! Casemiro slides in with another good interception and sets United away again. Rashford drives forward into the box before drilling a low shot across goal, but Kepa gets down to push it away.
Antony
Yellow Card
Manchester United
31' Antony crashes into Jorginho in an attempt to stop the pass being played, getting nowhere near the ball. He's shown the first yellow card of the game.
29' Chelsea just can't get out at the moment, with Fernandes cutting off Jorginho this time. He nods it forward for Sancho, but Chalobah does well to get in front of him and cut it out.
27' SAVE! Again, Chelsea lose the ball deep in their own half and Fernandes slides it through for Rashford in the box. He takes one touch too many, giving Kepa a chance to rush off his line and smother it.
25' Chelsea are struggling to break forward when they do get out of their own half due to United's high press. The visitors break quickly on the counter again and win a corner, but again, don't use the chance to whip it into the box.
23' United's first free-kick is taken short and they waste the chance to put it into the box, but they win another one as Mount blocks Antony from cutting inside. Rashford fires it towards goal, but it's blocked by Jorginho.
21' It's the right idea from Antony, who feeds it down the left into the space, but Sancho wasn't expecting it. He's caught on his heels and can't keep it in play at the byline.
19' United are enjoying a good spell of possession here and Casemiro chips it over the top for Fernandes. Chelsea are quick to drop back into their shape though, and the visitors can't get it into the box.
17' It's a lovely throughball from Fernandes out to Sancho on the left, and Azpilicueta fails to cut it out. United take too long to swing the cross in though and when it comes back to Sancho, he's drifted offside.
15' It's Chelsea with the quick break this time and Mount makes a great run down the right after losing Shaw. He's looking for Aubameyang in the middle, but Varane slides in to stop it from reaching him.
13' SAVE! United break quickly on the counter again, but Fernandes' first touch gets away from him. He manages to touch it into Antony on the edge of the box, and he curls a first-time shot towards the near post which Kepa has to tip wide.
11' Casemiro gets an important foot in to stop Sterling from getting into the box and it allows Varane to set United on the counter. It's spread out to Antony on the right, but he can't get away from Cucurella to swing a cross in.
9' CLOSE! Mount is closing him down, but Eriksen just manages to poke it out to Shaw in time. He bursts forward down the left before cutting inside and fizzing his low shot just wide of the far post.
8' Dalot's throughball is cut out by Loftus-Cheek and it rebounds out to set Aubameyang away down the left. He has acres of space and support joining him in the middle, but his cross is too high for everyone in the middle.
6' It's a good spell of possession for the visitors and Casemiro tries to get them in behind. Chalobah misjudges the bounce as it's switched out to Sancho, but he recovers well to stop a cross from going in.
4' Chelsea are pressing high upfield and Aubameyang is bearing down on De Gea when it's knocked back to him by Varane. He clears his lines, but United still can't get out of their own half.
2' Dalot intercepts the throughball down the right, but it bounces off him straight to Chilwell. He manages to touch it forward for Sterling, but he set off too early, and the flag goes up against him.
1' Fernandes gets the game underway for United!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
No Premier League fixture has been drawn more often than Chelsea against United (25). Indeed, six of the last eight meetings between the sides have ended level, including the last four in a row.
Ten Hag makes just one change from the win over Spurs last time out. Eriksen is able to start after recovering from illness, replacing Fred, who starts on the bench. United are of course without Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been dropped from the squad after refusing to come on in that game.
Potter makes four changes to the side that drew with Brentford on Wednesday. Silva is fit to start, with Chilwell, Sterling and Aubameyang also coming in. Broja, Gallagher and Havertz drop to the bench, while Kalidou Koulibaly isn't in the squad.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Tyrell Malacia, Anthony Elanga, Zidane Iqbal, Tom Heaton, Facundo Pellistri, Alejandro Garnacho, Fred, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay.
MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Marcus Rashford.
CHELSEA SUBS: Christian Pulisic, Denis Zakaria, Kai Havertz, Edouard Mendy, Conor Gallagher, Armando Broja, Carney Chukwuemeka, Mateo Kovacic, Hakim Ziyech.
CHELSEA STARTING XI (3-4-2-1): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella; Cesar Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell; Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea are yet to lose a game in all competitions since Graham Potter took over (W5 D2), though their five-match winning run under did come to an end in a goalless draw with Brentford last time out. The Blues are also on a great defensive run, keeping a clean sheet in their previous five outings. United's 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday is being labelled as their best performance under Erik ten Hag so far, and they have a chance to leapfrog their opponents with a win today. They're unbeaten in five coming into this game (W4 D1) and haven't conceded in any of their last three matches.
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