Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 17th goal of the season to earn Manchester United a a a share point with Chelsea after a back to defeat from Liverpool and Arsenal. United goalkeeper David de Gea frustrated Chelsea with several superb saves. The visitors were thoroughly dominant in the first half at Old Trafford but were unable to find a way past De Gea, who made saves from Kai Havertz and N’Golo Kante.
Ronaldo’s 17th EPL Goal help United grab a Point
The visitors finally broke the deadlock midway through the second half when Marcos Alonso volleyed home from an angle. But the Blues’ celebration was cut short after Ronaldo scored the equalizer for United through a superb pass from Nemanja Matic. That brought Old Trafford to life there had been a subdued atmosphere inside the ground up to that point, while discontent against the club’s owners was still clear as protests were held 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 is third, eight points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham with five games remaining. Manchester United is sixth, five points behind Arsenal in fourth but having played two games more.