Talking Points: Chelsea 1 United 1

Saturday 22 October 2022 20:30

Manchester United came from behind to draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, after both sides struck late on.

The hosts looked to have snatched all the points through a Jorginho penalty on 87 minutes, before Casemiro headed the Reds level in stoppage time.

A feisty contest was seemingly edging towards to a goalless end, but the game burst into life with minutes to spare and Erik ten Hag's side were good value to depart with at least a point.

Report: Chelsea 1 United 1


The Reds pick up a hard-fought point after a dramatic finish at Stamford Bridge.


It was a beautiful header from Casemiro as the Brazilian bagged his first goal since joining the club and the celebrations that followed were befitting of a 94th-minute leveller. In netting his maiden strike Casemiro became the 519th player to score for United and the ninth Brazilian after Fred, Anderson, Rafael, Fabio, Andreas Pereira, Antony, Kleberson and Telles. Despite Kepa getting a touch to the ball as Casemiro headed it goalwards, it ricocheted off the post and rolled over the line to earn the Reds a deserved point. Our no.18 immediately set off towards the fans in the away end to share in the joy of the moment as he was engulfed by his jubliant team-mates.


Perhaps the most concerning moment of the match was when Raphael Varane stayed down following a challenge around the hour-mark. Cleary in some discomfort the Frenchman was visibly emotional as he left the field. Erik ten Hag confirmed after the game that our no.19 will be assessed in the next 24 hours and everyone at the club sends our best wishes to Rapha for a speedy recovery.


The Reds are now unbeaten in six in all competitions, having won four and drawn two in that time – including picking up four points this week against two sides who are also in the top five. Despite remaining fifth in the league, those results and performances will only add to the confidence as our attention once again turns to Europe this week when we take on FC Sheriff at Old Trafford.

Prior to kick-off United against Chelsea was already the most drawn fixture in Premier League history and after our late equaliser that tally has increased further to 26. Meanwhile our run against the London side without defeat continues too. We have now not been beaten by the Blues in 10 matches in the league and are also unbeaten in seven at Stamford Bridge.