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Stalemate as Casemiro’s header held Chelsea to a draw at the Bridge.

Stalemate as Casemiro’s header held Chelsea to a draw at the Bridge.

 

The heavyweight clash would eventually ended in stalemate when its pendulum found a moment to settle down in the twilight of the encounter, thus producing the only two goals of the show to soothe the fans at the stands.

A game of each half. Manchester United had the day in their hand in the first half with couple of glorious chances coming the way of Anthony and Rashford who lacked the much needed clinical finish.

Yet another test for the two Coaches as they try to settle down in their respective jobs. Ten Hag and Graham Potter had deployed their best legs to prosecute a game that held so much time in the day all through its before, during and after.

In a swift reaction to the situation in the first half, Potter called out Cucurella to make way for Kovacic whose impact subsequently settled things down for the blues in the middle of the park.

Both sides came in to the second half with more cautious approach even as Chelsea looked more dominating than their visitors.

The atmosphere at the bridge turned blue at the 84th minutes when Mac Tominay held Broja inside the box- such leading to a penalty that was perfectly converted by Jorginho to give the hosts a momentarily lead.

Just two minutes to the end of the game and as Ten Hag side grew more ambitious, their thrust towards the box eventually paid off when Casemiro headed home an equaliser from Shaw’s cross- crushing off the scoreline to birth a spoil shared show.

Even when the goal earlier looked controversial, the goal line technology was on hand to birth a swift clear of an imminent rumble from both sides.

The result means that both sides are yet to record any win above another in the league since October 24, 2020- five games since then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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