Ronaldo earns Man Utd draw against Chelsea

Cristiano Ronaldo scores
Cristiano Ronaldo 17 Premier League goals have come in 28 games for Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 17th goal of the season to earn Manchester United a point after David de Gea had frustrated Chelsea with several superb saves at Old Trafford.

The visitors were thoroughly dominant in the first half but were unable to find a way past De Gea, who made saves from Kai Havertz and N’Golo Kante.

But Chelsea finally broke the deadlock midway through the second half when Marcos Alonso volleyed home from an angle.

The Blues’ celebrations had barely finished as Manchester United responded within a minute, Nemanja Matic playing a brilliant ball into the box and Ronaldo taking a touch before thumping a shot into the net.

That brought Old Trafford to life – there had been a subdued atmosphere inside the ground up to that point, with discontent against the club’s owners still clear with protests outside for the second home game in succession.

Ronaldo could have secured all three points for the hosts but his effort from a difficult angle was saved by Edouard Mendy.

But the game ended all square as Chelsea edged closer to securing a top-four finish. Thomas Tuchel’s side are third, eight points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham with five games remaining.

Manchester United are sixth, five points behind Arsenal in fourth but having played two games more.

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Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 20Dalot
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 19Varane
  • 27Telles
  • 39McTominay
  • 31MaticSubstituted forJonesat 79′minutes
  • 36ElangaSubstituted forGarnacho Ferreyraat 90+1′minutes
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 10RashfordSubstituted forMataat 79′minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo


  • 3Bailly
  • 4Jones
  • 8Mata
  • 22Heaton
  • 26Henderson
  • 46Mejbri
  • 47Shoretire
  • 74Fernández
  • 75Garnacho Ferreyra


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2RüdigerBooked at 87mins
  • 24James
  • 5Jorginho
  • 7KantéSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 82′minutes
  • 3Alonso
  • 19Mount
  • 11WernerSubstituted forPulisicat 71′minutes
  • 29HavertzSubstituted forLukakuat 70′minutes


  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10Pulisic
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 14Chalobah
  • 17Saúl
  • 22Ziyech
  • 23Kenedy
  • 31Sarr

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