Cristiano Ronaldo ‘s goal thwarted Chelsea ‘s victory in the Premier League match , Thursday (28/4/2022) local time. Manchester United also survived the defeat.
Manchester United and Chelsea meet in Week 37 of the Premier League at Old Trafford Stadium after their match schedule was pushed back from the previous 15 May 2022.
Playing at Old Trafford Stadium, Thursday (28/4/2022) local time or Friday morning WIB, both teams had to wait until the second half to get a goal.
Chelsea took the lead through Marcos Alonso ‘s goal in the 60th minute.
Chelsea’s lead only lasted three minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo equalized in the 62nd minute.
The course of the match
Records from the Premier League quoted by BolaSport.com show that Chelsea is more dominant than Manchester United .
With a total of 65 percent possession, Chelsea created 21 chances with six shots on target throughout the game.
Meanwhile, Man United only made three shots on goal from a total of six opportunities.
Reece James created the first opportunity in the game when the game showed just five minutes.
Welcoming Marcos Alonso ‘s pass, James continued the ball from outside the penalty box with a right footed shot.
Man United goalkeeper, David de Gea, can still save the ball that slid to the bottom left of the net.
Bruno Fernandes instead threatened the Chelsea goal in the 10th minute.
The Portuguese midfielder wentre Alex Telles’ bait from inside the Blues penalty box.
However, Edouard Mendy, who was guarding the Chelsea goal , was able to break the flow of the ball before sliding into the net.
Man United again disturbed Chelsea ‘s penalty box three minutes later via Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo .
Cristiano Ronaldo met Raphael Varane’s pass with a right footed shot from inside the Chelsea penalty box .
Unfortunately for Ronaldo, the ball bounced too high over the visitors’ crossbar.
Both teams are still trying to break the deadlock until the middle of the first half.
N’Golo Kante’s turn to create chances for Chelsea .
He fired a right footed shot from inside the penalty box in the 19th minute after receiving a pass from Jorginho.
However, De Gea broke Chelsea ‘s chances again .
De Gea again became the savior of Manchester United , precisely in the 28th minute, when Kai Havertz became a threat in the Red Devils penalty box.
The German striker tried to convert N’Golo Kante’s pass into a goal through his left foot.
The score 0-0 lasted until the first half past the 30th minute.
Kai Havertz is again trying to break the deadlock for Chelsea in the match at Old Trafford.
Like the previous opportunity, Havertz had to be disappointed because De Gea was back who denied the opportunity.
Chelsea’s pressure against Man United continues.
Antonio Ruediger made a chance in the 39th minute from outside the penalty box.
However, Ruediger’s right-footed shot was too high.
There were no goals scored in the first half to make it a goalless draw until halftime.
Chelsea still pressed Man United in the second half.
Mason Mount tried to open Chelsea’s advantage from outside the penalty box with a left footed shot.
However, the ball is still wide to the right side of the Man United penalty box.
Chelsea’s patience paid off in the 59th minute.
Marcos Alonso who finally beat David de Gea through his goal from inside the penalty box.
Welcoming Kai Havertz’s pass, Alonso continued the ball into De Gea’s goal with a left footed shot.
De Gea couldn’t stop the ball which was rushing into the bottom left corner of the net.
Chelsea’s joy did not last long.
Home team champions, Cristiano Ronaldo, made it level three minutes after Chelsea’s goal.
Receiving feedback from Nemanja Matic, Ronaldo launched a right footed shot from the left side of the Chelsea penalty box, sending the ball past Edouard Mendy.
The ball nestled into the middle of the Chelsea goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Chelsea means the 37-year-old has scored for all the teams he has faced at least four times.
Reece James threatened the Man United goal with a left foot shot from the middle of the penalty box.
The ball just hit the goalpost to the right of Man United.
No more chances were created in the remainder of the second half and both teams ended the match by sharing one point.
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (Cristiano Ronaldo 62′; Marcos Alonso 60′)
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): 1-David deGea; 20-Diogo Dalot, 2-Victor Lindelof, 19-Raphael Varane, 27-Alex Telles; 39-Scott McTominay, 31-Nemanja Matic (4-Phil Jones 79′); 10-Marcus Rashford (8-Juan Mata 79′), 18-Bruno Fernandes, 36-Anthony Elanga (75-Alejandro Garnacho 90+1’); 7- Cristiano Ronaldo
Coach: Ralf Rangnick
Chelsea (3-4-3): 16-EdouardMendy; 28-Cesar Azpilicueta, 6-Thiago Silva, 2-Antonio Ruediger; 24-Reece James, 7-N’Golo Kante (12-Ruben Loftus-Cheek 82 ‘), 5-Jorginho, 3- Marcos Alonso ; 19-Mason Mount, 29-Kai Havertz (9-Romelu Lukaku 70 ‘), 11-Timo Werner (10-Christian Pulisic 71’)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Wasit: Mike Dean